Pipe smoking in the national press
2 February 2015
This weekend the Dutch daily newspaper De Telegraaf published a large article on pipe smoking: a double spread indicated the ins and outs of the tobacco pipe. Pipe smoking, the reader learns, is instead of a troublesome addiction a pleasant way of life. Pipe smokers enjoy their chosen moment of tranquility and aromatic savour. Besides several illustrations from our vast collections, the article is dominated by a huge portrait of pipe smoking Benedict Goes. In short, a positive impulse for a historic and present-day ritual.