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On German Soil


Vintage Cigarette card album depicting the German farmers in their daily lives.

The story starts in 1500 with the Danes attacking Dithmarsch. They are surprised by 300 farmers led by Wulf
Isebrand who attack them with cannon. The Danes try to flee but the farmers have opened the dykes, flooding
the countryside cutting off the retreat. The Danes are defeated.

From these early days of glory, the album follows the life of the farming people from North and South, from East
and West, in Summer and Winter, in youth and in old age. The album finishes with another glorious day in the life
of the farming folk. It is harvest festival, and farmers from all over gather in Bückeberge.

Altogether, this album provides a fascinating look at the lives of ordinary farming folk.

... complete with all colored tobacco cards.

Album Style

  • 79 pages
  • 270 coloured cigarette cards
In fair-good condition.
Pages a bit soiled and stained from glue and age.

All pages are complete and tight in the binding.

Approx/Measurements: 12" x 9 1/4"  1.5 lbs.


Published by Hans Nordmark, Kiel
 

Table of contents:

Aus Dithmarschens großer Vergangenheit
Bei den Inselfriesen
Hinterm Nordseeteich
Im Schleswiger Land
Im Holstengau
Saatzeit
Vom Blühen und Ernten
In der Heuernte
Beim Schnuckenschäfer und Imker
Im Heidedorf
Gipfelleistungen der Pferdezucht
Bauernnot
Erntezeit
Drusch und Vermahlung
Erntefeier

Vom Gemüsebau
In Marsch und Mohr
Auf dem Viehmarkt
Bei den Siedlern
Im Lande der roten Erde
Rheinisch Land
Auf Bayerns Bergen
Im Hessenlande
Vom Flachsbau
Es herbstet
Auf sächsischer Erde
Die Selbstversorger
Im Spreewalde
In der Ostmark
Der Erntedank auf dem Bückeberg






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