illustrated by van Douwe Nieuwenhuis, 1948
published by A Tjaden, 1875
published in Utrecht, 1823
published by J. van Egmond, 1869
by B.E. van Osselen-van Delden, 1903
illustrated by Ursula Schumacher, story by Nora Heggen, 1942
by Daan Hoeksema, 1923
illustrated by Daan Hoeksema, 1927
by M.P. Rosmade, 1881
"Within the framework of youth literature, picture books occupy a special place. In picture books, the images are just as important as the texts. They are by no means intended exclusively for young children. Old picture books reflect the views people held about good and evil, poor and rich; about education, with examples of dutiful and bad behaviour; about love for one’s own country and about people from foreign countries. They illustrate a changing world of new inventions and modes of transport, of living and fashion, of daily life in towns and villages. There is both humour and moralism to be found in children’s books; they play with the relationship between reality and fantasy.
A total of six hundred and fifty Dutch picture books, dating to the period 1810–1950, are brought together in this collection, which runs the gamut from Robinson Crusoe to Tielse Flipje (a cartoon mascot on ‘De Betuwe’ jam pot labels) and from old nursery rhymes to fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm: there is something for everyone in the collection."
The Memory of The Netherlands portal assembles a multi-institutional collection of Dutch children's literature (full books) in their 'Picture Books From 1810 to 1950' website. All the navigational aids [eg. themes] and some of the notes are in English. It's a bumper collection.
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