UPDATED - the booklet is now identified! This little hand-written booklet came to me from German ebay. It is a love story of one Erich and Käte, fully written in verse! It describes their lives before they met and the two years that they had been married by Christmas 1919. I believe this was a … Continue reading “Of Cyclamen and Water Lily”: the Erich and Käte zu Putlitz Story
Happy Valentine's Day from 1899! I received this Valentine's Day note from a fellow photo collector and antique seller Chase Benjamin Antiques from Canada. It says: "From your cousin Martha Frank Fairchild Wis. To her cousin Luie Schumacher. Feb 14, 1899" At first, I was looking for a Martha Frank Fairchild who might be related … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day from Martha Frank to Luie Schumacher!
Updated 16.01.2021 A batch of old photos and postcards was sent to me by an ebay seller from Flensburg area in the North of Germany. Among the photos were two of a WWI-era German sailor. I could identify the handsome sailor to be one Cornelius Sönnichsen from Tönning, Nordfriesland in the North of Germany. Cornelius … Continue reading Cornelius Sönnichsen from Tönning
Today's blog post is a bit different. It is not about who signed and sent or received the real photo postcards (RPPC) I'm about to share with you, but who's in it. These four RPPCs from my collection were printed to advertise the famous play called "Old Heidelberg" ("Alt-Heidelberg" in German), starring actor Konrad Gebhardt … Continue reading Actors Konrad Gebhardt & Olla Bauer
"Augsburg, November 10th, 1912 Dear Martin, on your name day I congratulate you and God bless. From your last postcard I understood that you've now found a job. What a relief. I hope you are well. I can say the same about myself. Please pass on my regards to Anton, aunt Veronika and all the … Continue reading Miss Betty to Martin, 1912
Lovebirds Paula & Georg, or the story about how a young man from Bavaria falls in love with a girl from Hamburg in 1903 I came across these beautiful Edwardian era postcards and some additional photos at an antique sale in Hamburg. Just look at these postcards, aren’t they just lovely? The motifs are typically … Continue reading Lovebirds Paula & Georg Hugel
I recently bought an album of old postcards on eBay. It turned out the postcards were all sent to one woman over the course of 45 years. Her name was Wally (short for Walburga) Erhart. For being so passionate about collecting all her postcards as keepsake, I felt like I need to blog about her. … Continue reading Walburga “Wally” Erhart