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Object Name Postcard
Date 1907 postmark
Description Picture postcard with color-printed illustrations of scenes in Bremen, Germany: "Das Rathaus. / Echo-Saal / BREMEN, Rathskeller. / Grosse Halle." Fine print at lower left identifies publisher: "WASSERKAMPF & ROBBY, HANNOVER". Handwritten inscription: "Our first / night on shore / came here with a very jolly / Bride & Groom - No end of fun - / Have had dinner at another [sporty?] / place - So glad to be on Shore - Very / pleasant trip - Typical German place / Wine & Beer galore. Lots of love / Gertrude". The reverse side is addressed to "Miss Winifred Tate / Twilight Rest / Green Co. / N.Y. / U.S.A. / Haines Corners." Reverse also has printed headings and stamps. Postmarked in Bremen, Germany and in [Haines] Falls, N.Y. in 1907. Two postage stamps printed with "DEUTSCHES REICH"; each has a 5 pfennig value and an illustration of Germania.
(Keywords: Twentieth Century, New York)
Acquisition From Alice Austen
Ownership and History This card is part of a collection of personal items that came to the Staten Island Historical Society from photographer Alice Austen in 1945.

Alice Austen and her friend Gertrude Tate traveled to Europe several times, including this trip in 1907. They are listed on the ship's manifest for the S.S. President Grant, which arrived in the port of New York on September 15, 1907, sailing from Bolougne, France. This postcard was sent by Gertrude to her sister Winifred. "Twilight Rest," where the postcard was addressed, was a popular summer resort in the Catskill Mountains region of New York.
Earliest Date 1904
Latest Date 1907
Maker Wasserkampf & Robby
Material Paper
Subjects Vacations
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Austen, E. Alice
Tate, Gertrude
Catalog Number 45.002.0047
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, January 2015.
Legal Status Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.