|Birthday Greetings. In the Garden|
The postcard was published by E A Schwerdtfeger who set up business in the 1880s and were large producers of real photo postcards, many hand coloured, but unfortunately not this one. They also produced a number of series featuring actresses of the day, portraits, holidays and fashionable women in a variety of costumes. Birthday postcards seem to be one of their major outputs and eventually they would become Germany's largest greetings card company. Their other products were calendars and glanzbilder (decorative elements printed on paper which could be pasted on household items, furniture, walls or displayed in one of the great leisure pursuits of the time, scrap books). Schwerdtfeger had offices in London and New York but the business and factory was located in Berlin and despite being damaged in World War Two they continued to trade until the 1980s.
Postcards for the Weekend theme - Happiness - be happy and travel to Maria's Linky Party at Connections to the World