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24 Photos of Amsterdam Between 1890 and 1910

George Hendrik Breitner was a leading Dutch impressionist artist, who was known for frequently sketching everyday scenes on the streets of Amsterdam, alongside his friend and fellow artist, Vincent Van Gogh. At some point in the 1890s, Breitner decided that painting wasn't enough, and took up the art of photography as well. Much like his paintings, Breitner’s photographs are far more concerned with atmosphere and motion than they are with fidelity and sharpness.

 

Have a close look at some of his most striking photos here:

 
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1. A man captured cycling through the Prinsengracht.
2. A couple of blacksmiths busy shoeing a horse.
3. A cart dog taking a well-earned rest.
4. People walking through the Dam.
5. Oudezijds Achterburgwa and the Kolkje.
6. Geldersche Quay and Geldersekade.
7. A group of kids playing in a sand dump close to Prince Island.
8. Torensluis Bridge as seen from the Singel Canal.
9. The Damrak on a snowy day.
10. Kids playing in one of Amsterdam's many alleyways.
11. A horse and carriage waiting in the middle of Leidseplein.
 
12. Children having fun close to Breitner's studio on Prince Island.
13. A woman walks over the Prinsengracht.
14. A rainy view of the Singel.
15. Raadhuisstraat as captured in the fall.
16. An iconic view of one of Amsterdam's many canals.
17. A view of Gasthuismolensteeg on the Herengracht's corner.
18. A elderly man gazes upon a group of young women in the Runstraat.
19. Waalseilandsgracht as viewed from the Prince Hendrikkade.
20. Construction workers building the Municipal Bath and Swimming Facility at the Heiligeweg.
21. The intersection of Lijnbaansgracht and Lindengracht.
22. Street vendors on the Rokin.
23. A few of the Prinsengracht from the Leidsegracht bridge.
24. Laborers on the Van Diemenstraat.

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