Yellow Roses for Kate Moyer – Adamstown, PA (1907)

It was the birthday of Mrs. Kate Moyer of Adamstown.

Adamstown is in northern Lancaster County, very close to the border of Berks County.

On April 8, 1907, Mrs. Moyer received a birthday postcard from J. Sorber (Garber?) of Reading.

The postcard, featuring a beautiful hand-colored image of yellow roses, was mailed from Reading at 8 PM on April 7.

The postcard was received in Adamstown at 8:00 AM on April 8.

Because the post office delivered mail twice a day in 1907, we can be confident that Mrs. Moyer received her card on the 8th.

The German American Art Company printed some of the best illustrations during the “Golden Age” of postcards that ended with the Great War.

Many of these cards featured idyllic rural scenes beloved of German descendants in the New World.

Other postcards, such as this one, contained beautiful illustrations of European printing.

One assumes that Mrs. Moyer appreciated the beautiful postcard; it has been preserved for more than a century.


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