20 maart 2017

Ghost sign

On the corner of the Diezerstraat and Hagelstraat in Zwolle is this ghost sign saying "Kent u onze Haagsche, Saksische en vitamine leverworst?", a Dutch advertisement meaning "Do you know our Hague, Saxon and vitamin liverwurst?". The lit. translation for our 'leverworst' would be 'liver sausage' though according to the web the word 'liverwurst' is used as an anglicization of the German 'Leberwurst'.
Are you still with me? ;)

Here in the Netherlands liverwurst is commonly eaten on sandwiches, or in slices as savoury bites. Apparently the Dutch city of The Hague and Saxony (a federal state of Germany) are known for their own types of liverwurst. And for the word 'vitamin' in the advertisement: liverwurst contains a lot of vitamin A.
The wall advertisement belonged to J.H.G. Alferink, who owned a butchery here from 1940.

I'm linking to Monday Mural.

18 opmerkingen:

  1. It's a great sign and thanks for the very interesting commentary. I'd not eat liverwurst unless forced to at gunpoint but that's just me! :))

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  2. A well worn sign. A shame that some tagger had to come along.

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  3. Ghost signs are always intriguing, nice find, Marleen !

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  4. I wouldn't eat it either...nice old sign though.

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  5. That is a wonderful, old ghost sign. Ghost signs are always fun as they recall a past era.

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  6. Great find and I was interested in learning about its history - though I think I'd prefer to eat the appel flappen!

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    1. Hi Christine, appelflappen are nice too! :))

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  7. ...not really, but I love ghost signs.

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  8. What a nice find. Growing up, when my grandmother visited, we would have liver. I hate liver even all these years later. As for liverwurst, I do like it on a roll with mustard. I haven't had it in a while now I'll have to get some. Nice informative post Marleen.

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  9. I love to find old ghost signs. This is a good one!

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  10. That is a bit of a ghost. My husband likes liverwurst sandwiches with a big slice of onion! I did not know about the vit A.
    Back in the late seventies, I use to live in Wassenaar.
    Thanks for the visit. janey

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  11. Ik heb leverworst nooit lekker gevonden :)

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  12. Yup still with you Marleen 😀 very cool ghost sign, I wonder if 1940 was a good year for liverwurst 😀

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  13. It's been a long time since we've had a ghost sign on the meme. And it's been even longer since I've tasted liverwurst. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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