Catchpenny prints of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek

A collection of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek


La foire = De jaarmarkt, Glenisson en Zonen?, tussen 1833-1900

This collection of catchpenny prints gives a good picture of the topics the population was interested in. For researchers and people interested in the history of the Netherlands this is a real treasure-house containing images and texts from the past. This remarkable heritage is now digitally available so that everyone can become acquainted with it.

The catchpenny prints can be regarded as source material for research of text and language; of the daily life of our ancestors plying trades (that have disappeared), children's games, transport, fashion, role patterns, housing and housekeeping; tilling the land, poverty and wealth; of values and standards and pedagogical views and of image with illustration techniques and styles.

Examples from this collection Catchpenny prints of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek

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