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Holland.

On the opposite page is the map of two wonderful little countries. The impression which most American boys have of Holland is from a picture of a little Dutch girl "who chases dirt." Holland is indeed a spotless little country. It always has fought and resisted its oppressors. It has produced great people. The painters Rembrandt, Hals, Jan Steen, and De Hoogh were Dutch. Grotius, mentioned in Andrew D. White's book, "Seven Great Statesmen," was Dutch. Edward Bok, of Philadelphia, editor of the Ladies' Home Journal for many years, and donor of the Bok tower in Florida had Dutch parents. Holland has contributed much to the world. It merits the respect of every American Boy.

The Rotary Club of Amsterdam very kindly sent us two bricks for the walls of our lodge. A tie to bind us closer to the people of Holland.

Mrs. John M. Geer who has contributed generously to this camp gave us the little shoe and souvenir from the island of Marken.

[Picture] THE CENTRAL STATION OF AMSTERDAM, WITH THE HARBOR IN THE BACKGROUND

Photograph by Royal Dutch Air Service

The Zuider Zee may not always be one of the charming sites of a flight between Berlin and Amsterdam, the commercial capital of Holland. Dutch engineers are busily at work planning to shut off this inland sea and to pump much of it dry, thus adding another large section to the portion of Dutch territory now below sea level. If this project is successfully carried through, the little island of Marken may lose its unique character as a bit of old Holland where native costumes are still worn, and its sanctuary will be violated by passing automobilists.

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ROTARY CLUB VOOR AMSTERDAM (Telefoon 33489) SECRETARIS; GEO, BRUSSE, REMBRANDTLAAN 20 - HEEMSTEDE - TEL. 28526

Service above self [ROTARY CLUB AMSTERDAM SYMBOL HERE] He profits most who serves best Dienstvaardigheid boven Wie dient, verrijkt sijn eigenbelang leven Wekelijkach Noenmaal:

Hotel Krasnapolsky, Warmoesstraat 183, Dinsdags 12.15 n.m. GB/JJ Adresseer alle brieven aan: (Address all letters to:) Mr. James A. Winn, Secretariaat: President Rotary Club of ROKIN 95 GREENVILLE. AMSTERDAM 24th September 1930

Dear Rotarian Winn,

With reference to your letter of 17th of July I have pleasure to send you 2 bricks being the national building material of Holland.

The bricks are made of clay which is found in the Holland rivers. Rocks we have nowhere.

I hope the bricks will come yet in time to help form the struccture your club is making in conjunction with the local Y.M.C.A.

With hearty greetings and best wishes,

Rotarily Yours, [written signature] G. BRUSSE Secr.

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[Picture of Christ blessing children]

THE PERRY PICTURES. 713. FROM PAINTING BY REMBRANDT BOSTON EDITION 1607-1669.

CHRIST BLESSING LITTLE CHILDREN.

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[Picture of Supper at Emmaus.]

THE PERRY PICTURES. 725. Louvre, Paris FROM PAINTING BY REMBRANDT. BOSTON EDITION. 1607-1669

SUPPER AT EMMAUS.

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[Black and white picture of family on Marken Island]

A SCENE ON MARKEN ISLAND

Situated in the Zuyder Zee, the Island of Marken is inhabited almost exclusively by fishermen and their families. Their gaily colored costumes; their manners, which have remained unchanged through centuries; and their houses, which possess striking tiled roofs, and which are connected by narrow embankments paved with the tiles, give the place a charm that makes it popular as an excursion point from Amsterdam and other cities.

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