Saturday, November 2, 2013

Early Post Cards - The Germans come to Berkhamstedt

Church und High Street, Berkhamstedt
Many of the early postcards were printed on the continent, and salesmen would visit the county and produce cards carrying the name of the shopkeeper who was going to sell them. In about 1903 Arthur Henry Hill, who ran a fancy goods shop in Berkhamsted High Street, was apparently approached by a Frankfurt printer and the title of the result has a decidedly Germanic appearance.

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