Sunday, September 21, 2014

Postcard: Cheese-making illustration by Cornelis Jetses

A lot of great postcards have come in the door via Postcrossing here at Ashland Castle in the past week. One of my favorites is this card, which comes from Antje in Oosterwolde, Netherlands. She writes:
"This postcard gives a romantized [sic] image of people (family). They are making cheese at home about 100 years ago. The illustrator is Cornelis Jetses, very well known in the Netherlands."
Jetses lived from 1873 until 1955. Many of his best-known illustrations were for textbooks. He also designed book covers. This Dutch-language website by Dirk Sellis (which you can have Google translate) contains extensive material about Jetses' life and works.

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