Evaporating the Zuiderzee
The Dutch magazine Het Leven
ran an article about a new plan to reclaim large areas of land from the Zuiderzee by means of evaporation. It claimed the photo above showed an evaporation installation on the island of Schokland, though in reality the picture was taken elsewhere.
The spoof article was a response to a devastating flood that had recently occurred in the Zuiderzee, which had generated new interest in plans to control and reclaim the salt water inlet. Eventually these plans resulted in the construction of the Afsluitdijk dam, completed in 1932.