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    The Haarlem flowergirls are the ambassadresses if the town Haarlem. As a token of welcome?

  • Description

    1.
    The picturesque surroundings of the Marketsquare of Haarlem, dif. shots.


    2.
    Total view of the Towns Hall


    3.
    Two shots of the delegation of girls coming down the stairs of the Town's Hall and going into the crowds.


    4.
    People accepting cakes, and cheese from girls in the costume of Alkmaar.


    5.
    View of the crowd during the handing out of the food.


    6.
    Different shots of the different delegations in national costumes.


    7.
    The Haarlem flower girls pinning a flower on passers by.


    8.
    Five girls from Gelderland come back with empty baskets.


    9.
    Little girl eating a cake.




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    Background: The Haarlem flowergirls are the ambassadresses if the town Haarlem. As a token of welcome they offer a flower to each passer by.

    The Tourist Propaganda Office had the brilliant idea to invite delegations from other parts of the country to offer their local specialities to the population, f.i. cheese, cookies, sweets, sausages and cakes.

    Which was meant as a publicity stunt for each of the delegations turned out in a fight over each little tidbit. Thousands of people have come to the Marketsquare to get their share and they fought for it. Nothing was left in no time.

    The organization certainly had not expected this reaction of the public although it is known that primitive instincts are aroused when something can be had for nothing.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6DIHCDBP67CF6NLMH06W4K20F
    Media URN:
    VLVA6DIHCDBP67CF6NLMH06W4K20F
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/05/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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