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Last Updated on: 25th December 2023, 07:03 pm

Greetings from HOLLAND Tulip Fields Paper Mill Cards Postcard

Dimensions: approx. 6 3/8 inches x 4 3/8 inches
Makers/ Manufacturers: Paper Mill Cards
Photo: Max Leser
Additional Notes: n/a
The postcard showcasing Holland’s tulip fields with the emblematic windmills offers more than a mere visual delight; it is an emblem of the Dutch Golden Age, echoing a period when tulips became a symbol of wealth and status. The tulip, introduced to the Netherlands in the 16th century, sparked a frenzy known as “Tulip Mania” in the 1630s, where the flowers were coveted commodities and traded for exorbitant sums. This historic economic bubble is one of the first recorded in history and reflects the tulip’s deep cultural and economic influence on Dutch society.

The tulip fields, as seen in the postcard from Paper Mill Cards, represent not only the nation’s horticultural expertise but also the enduring allure of these flowers that continue to draw visitors from around the globe. The meticulously arranged rows of vibrant tulips against the backdrop of historic windmills are a testament to the Dutch mastery of agriculture and landscape design. These windmills, once used to drain water from the land, are a stark reminder of the struggle and triumph over the sea, a narrative central to the Dutch identity.

This postcard, therefore, is a nod to the cultural legacy of the tulips in the Netherlands—a legacy that transcends the beauty of the blooms and touches upon the themes of economic history, innovation, and the Dutch spirit of overcoming environmental challenges. It’s a snapshot of history, captured forever in the form of a simple yet evocative image, inviting reflection on the profound impact of a single flower on the heritage of a nation.
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