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Object Name Postcard
Date 1907 postmark
Description Picture postcard with color-printed illustration of the city hall building in Hamburg, Germany, identified by printed inscriptions below: "HAMBURG Rathaus". Card has an embossed border with acanthus leaf pattern in yellow and gold. Handwritten inscription below the image: "This is just as lovely as it looks / Leave to-morrow 1 P.M. for Norway". The reverse side is addressed to, "Miss Winifred Tate / "Twilight Rest" / Haines Corners / Green Co. / NY / U.S.A." Reverse also has printed heading and publisher information, "No. 1016. Gesetzl geschutzt / Verlag von Louis Wagner jr. & Co., Hamburg." The card was postmarked in Hamburg, Germany and in Haines Falls, NY (July 19, 1907). Postage stamp printed with "DEUTSCHES REICH" has a 10 pfennig value and features 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
Material Paper
Subjects Vacations
Souvenirs
Ephemera
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Austen, E. Alice
Tate, Gertrude
Catalog Number 45.002.0048
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.