Aantekenboekje van het Koloniaal Museum te Haarlem 1909
Haarlem, 1909, only eddition, 97 pages (and further blank pages), with b/w illustrations, original hardcover linnen binding, small 8o, Frederick van Eeden, father of the writer Frederik van Eeden, and secretary of the Maatschappij ter bevordering van Nijverheid (English: Society for the Promotion of Industry) established the Koloniaal Museum (English: Colonial Museum) in Haarlem in 1864 and opened the museum to the public in 1871. The museum was founded in order to show Dutch overseas possessions, and the inhabitants of these foreign countries, such as Indonesia. In 1871 the institute began research to increase profits made off the colonies. This included attempting to develop improved means of producing coffee beans, rotan and paraffin. The museum came under the influence of ethnologists, who added information on the economy, manners and customs of the inhabitants. In 1926, they inaugurated the current building in East Amsterdam. At the time they had 30,000 objects, and a sizable collection of photographs.
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