Holland’s Nationaal Archief has a fabulous collection of photographs. These pictures tell the story of how life changed in the 20th Century. We see images of grinding poverty, war, the impact of technology on everyday lives, the space race, more war, fun, liberty, self-expression and freedom.
Farmer’s funeral. Mourning women in farmer’s clothes. The Netherlands, Stroe, 1949.
Family enjoying each other’s company. The Netherlands 1964.
Description St. visited Badhotel at Zandvoort , the Saint at the table
Date: November 30, 1964
Description : Christmas tree meets youth in Rotterdam
Date: January 2, 1964
Ice-table: ebb-tide at the beach of Rockanje, the Netherlands, in the severe winter of 1963.
Automat for snacks. The Netherlands, 1971.
Ajax: players’ wives watching the European Cup Final A.C. Milan- Ajax (4-1). Madrid, Spain, 28 May 1969. From right to eftt: Yvonne van Duivenbode, Maya Suurbier, Danny Cruyff, Andrea Swart and Carla Suurendonk.
Description : Anja Whore of the Trade Union
Date: August 10, 1982
The Dutch queen Juliana riding a bike during a visit to the island Terschelling. The Netherlands, July 11, 1967.
The Great War. The ‘Wires of Death’. Barbed wire entanglement at the border between the Netherlands and Belgium during the First World War near Sluis in Zeeland, the Netherlands. German soldier posing as casualty. 1915.
Description : Returned evacuees
NSB and shaved ” sleeves girls ” to be raised by members of the BS ( Forces of the Interior) .
Second World War. German soldiers in tankette (little tank) are helping French farmers plough their fields. France, 1941. [Tankette: little tank (Renault), captured by German forces and used for various tasks].
People reading the newspaper on a bench in the street after the American moon landing
July 21, 1969
Car Free Sunday related with the oil boycott
Picnic on a motorway
November 4, 1973
Smuggling cigarettes in a book, 1932.
Butcher (Greck) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 1988.
A French pilot makes an emergency landing on private property in Holland after a failed attack on German Zeppelin hangars at Brussels, 1915. The aircraft, a biplane , has ended up in the trees. Soldiers climb the tree .
Dutch women’s rights movement group “Dolla Mina”. The Netherlands, 1970.
Man at the beach fined for not wearing decent clothes. Netherlands, Heemskerk, 1931.
Women having fun in the sea. Location and date unknown.