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    can any one tell me anything about this post card ,,,even if its a post card in its self,its 8.75 cm = the words on the top left hand side are very small but this is what they say, zuid-beveland any info would be greatful thanks

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    1. Radegunder Radegunder, 8 years ago
      Hello brassnut, Standard postcards measured ca. 9 x 14 cm. in the postcard haydays, smaller ones as yours were often sold as lots say 4, 5 or what ever. I Googled Zuid-Beveland (Zeeland), Zuid-Beveland is a Peninsula in the Netherlands and Zeeland is the province. Hope it was some help!
    2. brassnut brassnut, 8 years ago
      ah nice thanks for your help, i found this 30 years ago often taught the people might have been nuns,or maybe one big family,or fom some school,
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      The only thing I'd add to what Radegunder has said is that Zuid is the Dutch word for South. It's pronounced like 'zowt'. The women are in traditional costume and are beautiful. In this area the starched caps that they wear is different for Catholics and Protestants. I may be wrong, but I think these girls are Catholics! They are wearing "stikken" or "strikken" - large gold squares worn at the temples.

      They are wearing coral necklaces! The blouses they are wearing would be light blue.
      Colourful! They look like they are in their Sunday Best in front of the Church!

      "Traditional Dress for Protestant Females on South Beveland. The casques they wear are called "stikken" or "strikken". They consist of two gold squares on either side of the forehead connected by a narrow hoop around the back of the head. The backside of the squares is decorated with engravings of flowers and lines. Louis Napoleon, King of Holland at the time of the French Revolution, issued a decree in 1809 stating: Married woman can wear one gold square on the left side, unmarried woman on the right side. Woman breastfeeding their own children are allowed to wear two. The, headgear consists of two layers. The under cap is called "tupmutse". The casque and ornamental pins are pinned into it. Above the forehead there is a triangular incision. This is accommodate the big forelock called "bles". When they don't work they wear a second, bigger cap. During weekdays they wear an upper cap made of interwoven tulle or a plain tissue with small motives. The expensive Sunday upper cap is made of Brusselles lace. It is prepared with starch and is kepi in shape with a fanned carcass. Beside the golden squares they of ten wear gold cappins. Around the neck is a necklace of red coral. It has five or six rows and is closed at the back with a gold look."

    4. brassnut brassnut, 8 years ago
      wow thanks very much for all that info ye are all very helpful and kind.i found this in the dump 30 year back dont know whey i kept it but glad i did ,now i can share it with every body,
    5. brassnut brassnut, 8 years ago
      sorry can any body date this picture ,era maybe by there dresses ?

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