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Sigwald European Travel Scrapbook

Identifier: SC 01316

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Content Description

A 1929 European travel scrapbook, documenting the travels of Americans Mr. and Mrs. G. H. E. Sigwald and Mrs. J Doughty through the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Switzerland, and Weimar Germany. Includes interwar postcards of cities including London, Statford-on-Avon, Oxford, Hampton Court, Brussels, Paris, Geneva, Interlaken, Lucerne, Zurich, Karlsruhe, Heidelberg, Koblenz, Leipzig, Dresden, Berlin, Ansbach, Munich, Rotterdam, Nuremberg, Potsdam, Rothenburg, and Bremen, as well as miscellaneous travel and attraction tickets. Includes organic samples of English Heather and Swiss Edelweiss. Particularly noteworthy are postcards of Dresden, Rotterdam, and Berlin which depict parts of the city at their 20th century height during the Weimar Republic, as many of the historic centers of these cities were almost completely destroyed during the Second World War. This collection also includes a novelty postcard from Ansbach, which depicts a German postman carrying a mailbag, which opens up to reveal multiple smaller postcards in accordion fold.


  • Creation: 1929


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Guide to the Sigwald European Travel Scrapbook
Daniil Eliseev, SCRC student assistant.
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