Liberation Day

5th of May …

Léonie Bander-Lutomirski (1887-1982) made this colorful watercolor in May 1945, after the liberation. You can see the old Town Hall with the police station next to it and the former post office with finally the Lancester. The drawing was made from Dam Square, with a view of the Hoogstraat, at the end of which the Bander family lived, namely in ‘the big white house’ at the beginning of the Baanstraat: Léonie Bander herself went into hiding in this house and thus survived the war…

The watercolor was donated to the Edams Museum by Augusta Bander, or daughter ‘Guusje’, in 2017, shortly before her death (1925-2017).

Also visit the exhibition ‘To a living model’ in the Coopmanshuys, where drawings and sketches by Léonie, her husband Jan Bander, their friend Ties van Dijk and WOJ Nieuwenkamp can be seen.

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