A 'Swenglish' journey through family photos, notes and postcards from the early 20th century.

2012-04-23

G.006-2 Saltsjöbaden (1902)

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No. 50. Saltsjöbaden.  – Imp. F.W.H. & Co

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Poststämpel:  (3?) 1902
Till/från: Herr Gustaf Ekman, Storeg, Fristad
Från/from: Ester

Käre broder Gust. Om du ej har bestält de korten(?) jag talade om, så låt det vara tils jag kommer hem. Hur mår ni derhemma --- må godt. Kära helsningar till eder alla från syster Ester.

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Gerda kommer väl snart hem nu, hon har varit här(?) en vecka. Kan helsa från Sörby, var der i går.

Ester är Gustafs 2 år äldre syster; var hon bodde vid denna tid (1902) vet jag inte (även om hon på kortet omnämner Storegården som “hemma”). Vykortet är från Saltsjöbaden, men det verkar ingå i en serie kort med motiv från olika platser som även Oscar använt sig av. Efter att först ha haft svårt att få ihop datum och platser så tror jag nu att Ester befann sig hos Oscar och Elin i Odensberg när kortet skrevs.

In English

Dear brother Gust. If you have not ordered the cards(?) I mentioned, let it be until I get home. How is everyone at home. Love to you all from sister Ester.  -  Gerda should be coming home soon, she’s been here(?) a week. Greetings from Sörby, I was there yesterday.

Ester is Gustaf’s 2 year older sister. I’m not sure where she was living in 1902. The view on the postcard is from Saltsjöbaden1 in Stockholm, but the card seems to be one in a series of views from various places all over the country, printed by one and the same company, and other cards in the same series are used by Oscar, who may have had a stash of them. Ester’s handwriting is difficult and her spelling not the best either, but what makes best sense is that she is writing this card from Odensberg, and sending greetings from Sörby (where their sister Emma lived).

1 Saltsjöbaden (literally "the Salt Sea baths") was developed as a resort by a member of the wealthy and influential Wallenberg family, from farmland bought in 1891 through a newly created railway company. Two luxurious hotels (1893) and a sanatorium were built.

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