Gruss aus

This postcard shows a Swiss postal worker with a small pouch. 1921, Cranbrook Archives

This postcard shows a Swiss postal worker with a small pouch. 1921, Cranbrook Archives

This week’s Friday photo is actually a postcard from the Virginia Kingswood Booth Vogel Papers.  In 1921, Ralph Harmon Booth ─ one of the founders of the Detroit Institute of Arts and first president of the City of Detroit Arts Commission ─ traveled to Europe with his family.  Booth’s son John (Virginia’s brother) collected postcards throughout the trip. “Gruss aus” translates to “Greetings from”, and was a popular souvenir travel postcard series printed in Germany with the chromo-lithography process.

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Open the pouch and voila! ─ the foldout shows scenes of Lucerne, Switzerland. 1921, Cranbrook Archives

One thought on “Gruss aus

  1. I continue to enjoy your features in the Cranbrook Kitchen Sink venue- thank you for the pleasures of these postings! Happy Holidays to everyone at Cranbrook!

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