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The photo collection of journalist / photographer Wim Dussel (1920-2004) is since 2004 part of the collections of the IISH. Dussel crossed the world as a travelling photojournalist. Wim Dussel began... [Image gallery]
Dutch press photographer Johan de Haas (1915-1997) worked from 1937 to 1978 for various newspapers and journals published by social-democratic organizations, commonly referred to as the Red Family.... [Image gallery]
The Chinese people who arrived in the Netherlands from around 1900 onwards were nearly all seafarers and, in particular, stokers. Yet the Dutch did actually not see much of them. After all, they... [Image gallery]
An ex libris, mark of ownership in a book or manuscript, is both a sample of printing and a piece of art. As art, it is an individual statement by the designer, but it also reflects the personality... [Image gallery]
In connection with World Press Freedom Day, the IISH wishes to call attention to Jacob Andries Brandsteder's (1887-1986) forced departure from the Dutch East Indies in 1919. He had to leave the... [Image gallery]
From the CASA Choir’s photo album, 1990, 1994 and 1999. This series is part of a photo gallery on Nelson Mandela.The CASA (Culture in Another South Africa) Choir was founded in Amsterdam in 1987 to... [Image gallery]
Photos of the reactions in The Netherlands to the release of Nelson Mandela , 11 and 17 February 1990. This series is part of a photo gallery on Nelson Mandela.1. AABN activists were joined by anti-... [Image gallery]
Photos of Nelson Mandela’s first visit to the Netherlands, June 1990. This series is part of a photo gallery on Nelson Mandela.1. Winnie and Nelson Mandela on the balcony of the Amsterdam Municipal... [Image gallery]
Photos of the Dutch campaigns for the release of Nelson Mandela, 1976-1989. This series of photos is part of a photo gallery on Nelson Mandela.1. Portrait of Nelson Mandela carried by marchers at a... [Image gallery]
Mandela’s state visit to the Netherlands on 11 and 12 March 1999. This series is part of a photo gallery on Nelson Mandela.1. Royal welcome to President Mandela and Graça Machel at the beginning of... [Image gallery]

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