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Size: 3" x 5"
Copyrighted: 1893
Lithographer: Kaufmann & Strauss

Holland - fishing, skating, bowling

"COPYRIGHT" Text Variations
There are two varieties (that I know of) in the "COPYRIGHT" text which appears on this card, as shown below. In both cases, the text appears in the lower left corner of the card.

Text reads: "PAINTING COPYRIGHTED 1893 ARBUCKLE BROS." and is 28mm long. (This is the variety shown on the full-size card, above).

Text reads: "PAINTING COPYRIGHTED 1893 ARBUCKLE BROS." and is 30mm long.
(For an overview of the copyright variations in Sports & Pastimes, click here.)

Reverse - Text
Right section:
HOLLAND "the land of dikes and ditches," notwithstanding its flat surface, is one of the most picturesque of countries. Phlegmatic and unromantic as the Dutchmen are they yet present to the eye of fancy some of the quaintest of studies. The mere idea of Holland calls to mind Delft ware, tulips, scrupulous cleanliness, rotund and pot-bellied burghers and rosy-cheeked buxom housewives.
Bowling is a favorite sport with the Dutch, and has been so for the last three hundred years. The alleys are frequented by the most solid and staid citizens. Indeed bowling-clubs are an institution and election to the most exclusive of these is a great mark of distinction.
When the winter is cold enough to seal up the water and stop navigation, and consequently business, the people go on the ice which everywhere abounds, and give themselves up to enjoyment. Booths are erected; ice-boats like great birds fly over the misty white surface, and skaters abound everywhere. The skates are very long, those of the adult being sometimes two feet. The old folks who are beyond their skating days, sit on chairs provided for them, with their feet on specially constructed fire-stoves, watching and laughing at the younkers. Here on the ice are often spent the happiest of Dutch Jan's and Greta's courting days.
One of the prettiest customs on the ice is as follows: when a girl appears, a lively competition ensues among the young men to put on her skates. The winner, if he insists upon it, is rewarded by a kiss from the girl whom he has thus served.
Dutchmen are born fishermen too, even the children sit on the string-pieces of the dikes and skilfully ply the line and reel.
Every Jungfrau in Holland is an adept at knitting. It is a passion as well as an employment.

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