Quick tip: don’t expect any early photographs


Toos and Annie Flooren (circa 1922)

Photography took off later in the Netherlands than in the UK or the US. Most people don’t have any pictures of their family that were taken before 1910/1920.

If you do come across an early photograph, be very careful when dating it. A photo that looks like it would have been taken in the 1880s in the US, may well be from the 1900s in the Netherlands, since the technology was so far behind.

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