Here are some photos of Akkerman’s shop in The Hague, probably 1920s, judging by the huge Swan that graces the storefront.

With thanks to Hans Gilliams


4 thoughts on “Akkerman

  1. I once had an acquaintance comment on a vintage pen of mine, not knowing it was vintage. He asked where he could buy one. I replied, “Well, you’ll need to get a time machine and go back to 1937….” Laughter followed, of course.

    These photos, and others like it, make one really, really wish to step into the image and visit that shop.

    (But that would be all. Wouldn’t wish to visit a dentist back then, nor get seriously ill.)

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