Sunday, November 11, 2007

GRUDGINGLY
When you read up on your subject of your collection it's fun to see what things you can come up with which at first glance do not have a link with that subject. That's how I was very happy with this 1913 exhibition label.

It's a label for the Dutch exhibition "De vrouw" (the woman), which dealt with a hundred years of women's lib. As top woman of the Netherlands, Wilhelmina was of course asked to participate or at least attend. But Wilhelmina may have had the top job for any woman in Holland, she was very conservative in her ideas and had no feeling whatsoever for all these newfangled feminist ideas. Very reluctantly and grudgingly she had to agree to visit twice, which she did.

It would be great if there's postcards of her visiting the exhibition, as there may well be. That would complete the story nicely!

:-)
Adrian

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