Last year I translated a couple of vintage Swedish postcards I found in an antique shop in Stockholm. Delving into the past was good fun so now I always keep an eye out for more postcards to translate when I’m on holiday. I bought this old Danish postcard from a market in Iceland. Originally, I wanted to find an Icelandic postcard but I loved the design of this one!
The postcard was sent from Klim (Denmark) to Copenhagen in 1915. The ship on the front appears to be a steam powered passenger ship. I tried to find the artist but unfortunately there are no initials on the illustration.
Sir [unknown] Thorarensen
Amagertorv 10 4 SE
The building at this address is now a Georg Jensen shop.
The handwriting is quite hard to read in places. Thanks to Sandra for correcting the original translation I shared here:
DEAR stefan etc. Wishing you both a really good Christmas etc. SELU is SELV, which means self. As in: I’m not well, my old stomach problems are worse. Dear greetings to you both.
It’s interesting to read about ONE’S OWN old home.
Yours sincerely, Tante Solveig.
My translation is quite crude so I’d be forever grateful if a Danish speaker could help with the translation. I’d love to know what this postcard says!
Part of my old postcards project.