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.

Image

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

Blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: