Jugendstil covers for the ‘Nederlandsche Almanak’

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The ‘Nederlandsche Almanak’ (Almanac of the Netherlands) was published from 1804 till 1918 by H.D. Tjeenk Willink in Haarlem. In 1894 the publisher gave his ‘little state almanac’ a new look. From that year on the cover designs were made by well known Art Nouveau artists such as Theo Nieuwenhuis (almanac of 1894), Jaap Veldheer (almanacs of 1902 and 1903) and Theo Neuhuys (1904 to 1907). The covers from 1896 to 1901 are probably made by the lesser known artist Hendrik Nicolaas Postma from Haarlem. These covers are designed in a picturesque Art Nouveau style.

Coronation of Queen Wilhelmina
The almanac was a royalist magazine. It contained a lot of information about the Dutch royal family and the government of the Netherlands. The 1998 cover is dedicated to the coronation of Queen Wilhelmina.

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The Nederlandsche Almanak 1894, cover design: Theo Nieuwenhuis
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The Nederlandsche Almanak 1896, cover design attributed to Hendrik Nicolaas Postma
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The Nederlandsche Almanak 1897, cover design attributed to Hendrik Nicolaas Postma
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The cover for the Dutch Almanac of 1898 is dedicated to the coronation of Queen Wilhelmina.
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De Nederlandsche Almanak 1899, cover design attributed to Hendrik Nicolaas Postma
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De Nederlandsche Almanak 1900, cover design attributed to Hendrik Nicolaas Postma
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De Nederlandsche Almanak 1901, cover design attributed to Hendrik Nicolaas Postma
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De Nederlandsche Almanak 1902, cover design: Jaap Veldheer
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The Nederlandsche Almanak 1903, cover design: Jaap Veldheer
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The Nederlandsche Almanak 1904, cover design: Theo Neuhuys
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The Nederlandsche Almanak 1905, cover design: Theo Neuhuys

 

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