G007690 PHOTOGRAPH POSTCARD. (Postkarte) 

A 3 3/8" x 5 3/8" postcard to whose obverse is a portrait photograph of a soldier in covered Pickelhaube, greatcoat and fixed-bayonet rifle, with a smaller image of the same man to the upper right with his wife and daughter. "O trocknet eure Tränen, ich sterb fürs Vaterland!" (O dry your tears, I died for [the] Fatherland!), followed by a brief poem, is to the upper left. To the reverse is a circular inkstamp reading "Essen (Ruhr)" with an October 1915 date. Another circular inkstamp to the left of the former has "Reserve-Lazarett Ernst Moritz Arndthaus" surrounding "Essen-Rütten-scheid." The publisher’s name and address is printed vertically to the extreme left. An address and note are written, in pencil and in Sütterlin script, to the reverse as well.

GRADE ****                             PRICE $9.00

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