Impressions of the Netherlands

L’hiver en Hollande
R: Unknown. P: Kinematograaf Pathé Frères. Fr / NL 1914
Print: EYE

“Brief impressions of the Netherlands in wintertime, with typically Dutch ice-based amusements like skating, sledge racing, the toboggan merry-go-round, and the goat sledge. The footage was probably shot by Kinematograaf Pathé Frères for their French parent company. Before the images begin, we see a short scene involving two children from Volendam. The decor recalls La fille de Delft, a Dutch-Belgian film from 1913 that Alfred Machin made for Pathé’s Belgian subsidiary, Belge-Cinéma Film.”

Mooi Holland
R: Willy Mullens. P: Willy Mullens / Alberts Frères. NL 1915
Print: EYE

“Compilation film consisting of urban scenes, journeys along rivers, images of everyday life, and portraits of people dressed in traditional costume.
In the scenes, we can make out Haarlem, Alkmaar, Volendam, Marken, and the Vecht. This compilation film includes images from the first five years of the 20th century. Promotional film commissioned by the Dutch Tourism Office.”

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