'The Gas-Lamp Lighters', Dutch notice, 1859.
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'De Gas-Opsteker der Stads-Lantaarnen aan de ingezetenen der Stad Amsterdam'. 'The Gas-Lamp Lighters of the City Lanterns in the City of Amsterdam'. Poster isued on 12 September 1859 in Amsterdam. The verses proclaim the optimism and hopes awakened by the illumination of the city by gas lamps. In particular, it rejoices at the beneficial effect the illumination was expected to have on the city's trade and industry.