National Geographic : 1915 Jan
Photo by Emil P.Albrecht HOLLAND S TIRELESS TOILERS "The variety of work these mills perform includes almost everything but cultivating the soil. Itwould seem that the possession of atleast one windmill is a condition precedent to the forming of the family ties, as the windmill furnishes not only shelter, but occupation and income. One must not take it for granted, however, that these wind engines are all engaged in grinding out florins for their owners. Many hundreds of them are constantly at work pumping water over the dikes; otherwise much of the fatherland would soon be reclaimed by the Father ofWaters, who has ever carried on a vigorous warfare in his dispute for possession" (see text, page 12).