Veder, Anthony

1960s Original Dutch Travel Poster - Travel to Canada on the Orange Lijn (Line)

$1,100.00
  • 1960s Original Dutch Travel Poster - Travel to Canada on the Orange Lijn (Line)

Veder, Anthony

1960s Original Dutch Travel Poster - Travel to Canada on the Orange Lijn (Line)

$1,100.00

Date: 1960's
Size:  18.5 x 25 inches
Commission by: Anthony Veder

About The Poster: Surprisingly the Dutch have a long history of trade with and travel to Canada. The Dutch were a significant colonial force in the 1700 and 1800s, and during that time, Dutch fur traders and explorers came to Canada regularly. In fact, by the 1890's, the Dutch accounted for a large percentage of Canadian immigrants. This 'first wave' of migration was matched by a post-WWII second wave of Dutch travelers to Canada, for both pleasures as well as for permanent migration purposes.

All of that to put this poster into context: Canada and Holland have a long history of trade together, and Canada would be a destination of choice for Dutch travelers in the 1960s. The Orange Line (Lijn) was the Dutch shipping line of choice!

The poster is unlined and in overall very good condition. Rare.

Canada/Holland trivia: 
1. Holland is the second largest source of investment in Canada ($6.5B in 2016).
2. During World War II, the Canadian government harbored the Dutch Royal family in Ottawa for the duration of the conflict. In everlasting gratitude, the Dutch government sends 20,000 tulip bulbs to Ottawa every year.