“Of Cyclamen and Water Lily”: the Erich and Käte zu Putlitz Story

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 Martha Frank to Luie Schumacher!

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!