Gas lamplighters in Amsterdam, poster, 1856.

 
Gas lamplighters in Amsterdam, poster, 1856.
4 0 c m
 
27cm
actual image size: 19cm x 32cm

Description

'Lantaarn-Opstekers Kermis-Wensch'. Poster isued by the gas-lamp lighters in Amsterdam during the city's annual carnival on 8 September 1856. The verses beneath the picture bid the people of Amsterdam to enjoy the carnival, which could continue throughout the night with the street illumination provided by the gas lamps.

Image Details

Image Ref.
 
10422110

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