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Lighting up a pipe - Volendam, The Netherlands

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Lighting up a pipe - Volendam, The Netherlands

" Can I light it again?" Two old tars at Volendam, The Netherlands lighting up. Note the fine examples of traditional clothing and footwear in evidence on this card.
circa 1913

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Can I light it again?

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Two old tars, deeply engrossed in their conversation, pause for a moment to share the warmth and camaraderie of a lit pipe in the quaint fishing village of Volendam, The Netherlands, circa 1913. The crisp air of the Dutch countryside surrounds them as they sit on the cobblestone towpath, the gentle clinking of clogs echoing in the distance. The traditional attire of these gents is a fine example of the rich cultural heritage of this region. The old chap on the left dons a wide-brimmed hat, adorned with a feather, and a thick, fur-lined jacket, perfect for the chilly climate. His trousers are baggy and wide, a common style during this era, and his boots are the classic Dutch clogs, made from wood and covered in leather. His companion, equally dressed in traditional Dutch clothing, wears a similar hat, but with a different color scheme. His jacket is also thick and lined, and his trousers are held up by a wide belt. The pair share a pipe, passing it back and forth, the smoke curling up into the crisp autumn air. This image captures a moment of simple pleasure and connection between two old friends, a scene that has remained unchanged for generations in the picturesque village of Volendam. The lighting of the pipe is a symbol of the warmth and camaraderie that exists between these two tars, a tradition that continues to be celebrated in this charming Dutch town.

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