Friday, January 25, 2013

Gruss von der Luxemburger Schobermesse -- from Cap to the United States in 1900



Geh nicht zu nah zur Menag'rie
Scham und ruchlos ist das Vieh!



6 Sep 1900,
to Menominee, Michigan USA


Gruss aus cards remain popular with deltiologists, although for some of us they tend to be a tad boring, much like modern-day telephone cards.  But this one caught my eye for its humor in a conservative era! 

The German text instructs:  “Don’t go near the menagerie because the animals are shameless and nefarious!”

I imagine that there are many collectibles associated with the annual Luxemburger Schobermesse.

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