Amsterdam photo(s) of the day: what’s-your-job plaques?

workplaque1

Plaques like these are all over the city. Apparently they were like little ads alerting passersby to what business the business inside was in. Or perhaps just a proud proclamation of such. A few more:

workplaque2

workplaque3

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RogerBW
RogerBW
Wed, Feb 19, 2014 12:53pm

I wonder whether it might have been a sign of guild affiliation (“the brewers’ guild built these houses”). Don’t know the area at all.