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

2012-11-29

G.009-3 Mösseberg – Svandammen (1902)

G.009-3A2

Mösseberg. Svandammen med Mottagningsvillan.
Lindgrens Bok- & Papperh. (John Swedmark). Falköping. Imp.

G.009-3A

Mösseberg Health Resort (Falköping).
The Swannery and the Reception Villa

Compare / Jämför:

G.003-1 Mösseberg, Falköping (1901)
G.003-2 Swans (Mösseberg, Falköping)

G.009-3B

To: Herr Gust. Ekman, Storeg., Fristad
Postmark/date: PKX… 1902
From: W(?)

G.009-3A3

Tack för V.k. [vykort]. roligt höra du mår godt. det gör jag också. Häls. fr. samtliga på [O-g = Odensberg?] samt fr. mig. d.v. [din vän] W. [?] - Jag skall skrifva när jag får tid. Jag kan hälsa fr. dina bekanta.

Ännu ett kort med okänd avsändare – jag läser signaturen som “W”. Datum okänt, men årtalet 1902. Bilden är från Falköping och kortet stämplat ombord på tåget, jag gissar därför att hälsningarna kommer från Odensberg.

Thanks for the postcard. Good to hear you are well. I am too. Greetings from everyone at [O-g = Odensberg?] and from me. Your friend, W. [?] -  I will write when I find the time. I also have greetings from your acquaintances.

The sender is fond of abbreviations (they used postcards in 1902 as 110 years later we send text messages from our mobile phones!) Because the photo is from Falköping, and the postmark indicates that it was stamped on the train, and Gustaf had family and friends at Odensberg near Falköping I’m guessing it was sent from that area.

1 comment:

  1. I love the comparison of postcards with texting. I had never thought of it but it's very apt. My family did the same and like yours they used (now infuriating) initials and abbreviations.

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