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Wasp Bathing in Pollen – Amersfoort, NL – Gaia Son

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P.J. Mulder & zoon – Boek en Steendrukkerij (1872 – 1951) – Book Publishing & Lithography – Leiden, NL – Gaia Son, Lowlands Correspondence

Steen en boek drukkerij – Drukkerij Mulder – Stone & Book publishing – Miller Publishing © Gaia Son

The iconic windmill in the Dutch landscape is equally ubiquitous in literature and graphic representations. Here in this painted advert, it is used as a reference as to what the windmill can do, other than pumping water out to the sea, but milling grain. Mulder in Dutch is Miller and the windmill is a miller’s most prized tool- but the stone is the printer’s most prized tool – a smooth limestone surface used in lithographic printing, which was developed in the Kingdom of Bavaria in 1796 by German author and actor Alois Senefelder.

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Jaarboekje voor geschiedenis en oudheidkunde van Leiden en Rijnland. Tevens orgaan van de vereeniging Oud Leiden 1940 – Yearbook for the history and archeology of Leiden and Rhineland. Also the document of the Union of Old Leiden 1940 – P.J. Mulder & Zoon

Taken from the above historical publication printed by P.J. Mulder & Son, This is the Coat of Arms & Motto of Leiden: Haec Libertatis Ergo – Omwille van de vrijheid – For the sake of freedom – which refers to the time of the Dutch resistance against the Spaniards in the sixteenth century, given the time of this printing in 1940 during the German Occupation, its meaning resounded.

Haec Libertatis Ergo Geocoin Antique Silver – Geocaching Coin – CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE

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Peddling of print works on the public street – Het venten van drukwerk op de openbare straat – (Leiden – P.J. Mulder en Zoon, 1895)

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Title page from Het Venten van drukwerk op de openbare straat by J.J. van Riemsdijk Kreenen

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P.J. Mulder & zoon, Boek en Steendrukkerij Breestraat 70  (1872 – 1951)

Photo taken on March 12, 2007 www.ipernity.com/doc/288839/16965727 © Michiel 2005

Other samples of printed materials by Mulder:

Board game manufactured by the Dutch Savings Band – www.hongs.nl/index.asp?u=Mulder%20Leyden&vi=li

www.hongs.nl/index.asp?u=Mulder%20Leyden&vi=li

Bieren Jacob – Mechelen, BE – Gaia Son, Lowlands Correspondent

Corner of Goswin de Stassartstraat & Heembeemd © Gaia Son

As found on Mechelen Blogt – www.mechelenblogt.be – Jan Smets

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As found on Mechelen Blogt- www.mechelenblogt.be – Jan Smets

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As found on Mechelen Blogt- www.mechelenblogt.be – Jan Smets

César Jacobs brewery was located on the Olivetenvest in Mechelen, near the old Winketbrug. This brewery (Brasserie Winketpoort) was, in 1900, founded by César Jacobs (1856-1938) in a cooperative with some publicans. This cooperative would hold out until 1906, after César Jacobs tried it on his own. – Mechelen Mapt

Mecanique Remorquage – Garage – Mechanical Towing – Cassis, FR – Gaia Son

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Peugeot Fournier – Marseille, FR – Gaia Son

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Porcelaines – 18100 Avenue Edouard Vaillant -Vierzon, FR – Gaia Son

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M. Knopf & Co. – Monoprix – Colmar, Alsace FR – Gaia Son

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Colmar Kaufhaus M. Knopf & Cie Feldpost CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE – delcampe dot net

Dating back to 1898, the headquarters of the Strasbourg branch of the Knopf dynasty: the office of the Strasbourg Berninger & Krafft designed for Moritz Knopf’s warehouse Palace. Photo: Municipal Archives Strasbourg

Hertie, Kaufhof, Karstadt, Schocken, Wertheim and: Knopf. In this illustrious line of German, to exclusively Jewish Karstadt department store companies to find the name Knopf may surprise you. But at least until the end of World War II was the Knopf department store chain, founded by three siblings Max Knopf (Karlsruhe), Moritz Knopf (Strasbourg) and Sally Knopf (Freiburg), the three great equals of this industry. Knopf had beside Freiburg not just branch plants in Lörrach, Emmendingen, Offenburg and Schopfheim: A total of more than 50 branches and partner companies in Southern Germany, Switzerland, Alsace and the Saarland, Lorraine and Luxembourg were part of the Knopf empire – and large, magnificent Department stores in major cities such as Karlsruhe, Mannheim, Frankfurt and Strasbourg. – Badische Zeitung

Amstel Bier – Beach Vending Kiosk – Westpoint, Curaçao – Gaia Son

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Empty Industrial Spaces – Prodent – Amersfoort, NL – Gaia Son

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Drag Performer, Andre-Jan – De Barderij – Zeedijk, Amsterdam NL – Gaia Son

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