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Dating A Postcard From Germany

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Posted 07/01/2015   9:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add ikeyPikey to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
A pretty dull postcard, really.

Not enough visible features on those buildings to date them ... no people (clothes), no cars, no signs ...

... no stamp, no postmark, no writing ...

... published by a railway that has run for over eighty years ...

... to a hotel (The Schneefernerhaus) in operation for over sixty years ...

... but what is that down near the bottom?

DISCC (District Information Services Control Command) was part of OMGUS (Office of Military Government Germany US), in operation from late 1944 thru 30 June 1946, which narrows our dating window, and nicely!

I will leave it to others to find & date Authorization #8529.


/s/ ikeyPikey ... the Bayerische-Zugspitzbahn railway ... the mountain to which that line runs ... just below the summit of which, at 2650m, was Germany's highest hotel ... which is today a research station ... about OMGUS

Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a mountain resort town in Bavaria, southern Germany ... [near] the border with Austria.

Gipfel Station ... which, it being 2015, features live webcams you can find via google

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