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Adalbert is a forum for me, to post ephemera, photography, poetry, occasional travel notes, and various spontaneous motions. Cover photo: Parsonage where my great-grandfather spent his early years. Taken near Liegnitz, Silesia, ca. 1870.


Thursday, January 16, 2014

Chust you vate

3 July 1913.  More "Dutch" humor.


  1. addresses were so much simpler back then. Nice cancellation with the flag.

  2. Yes, and the world more cohesive then (in some ways), this card sent the year before WWI started in Europe. Funny how the Dutch were singled out, and the open car is quaint. Difficult to imagine the 100th anniversary of the start of the Great War is later this year.

  3. They apparently talk German not Dutch (strange humor).

  4. Rob, that Dutch "accent" is strange, even here there were lots of anti-German feelings as well in those times.