Monthly Archives: September 2016

Lake and Mountain, Lucerne, Switzerland

This image shows the shoreline of Lake Lucerne and the city itself, with the mountain Pilatus in the background.

Edition Photoglob, Zürich

Edition Photoglob, Zürich

There is no description on the back of this card. The legend on the front states:

Luzern, Bahnhof und Pilatus (2132m)

–This translates to Lucerne, Train Station and Mount Pilatus. The train station is the large domed building on the left.

This postcard was used, and is dated 16 July 1930. It was purchased and mailed by my great aunt Dorcas while she was on her Grand Tour of Europe that year, at the age of 26.

Wilson Memorial and Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

This image is a colorized, and closer in view of the Wilson Memorial Plaque as it looked in front of the Palais des Nations.

Edition Jaeger, Genéve

Edition Jaeger, Genéve

The description states:

Genéve – Palais des Nations et Plaque commémorative Président Wilson

–A person standing at this point would have their back immediately to Lake Geneva. As noted earlier, this building was replaced with a new United Nations building and is now the Wilson Hotel.

This card likely dates from the 1920s.

Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

This image features the original Palais des Nations as it appeared along the lakefront before moving to the new building a short distance away.

Georges Jaeger, Editeur, Genéve

Georges Jaeger, Editeur, Genéve

There is no description on the back of this card.

With the emergence of the United Nations, this building became insufficient for the expanded requirements, and a new, much larger structure was built a short distance away. This building was repurposed and is now the Hotel Wilson. The Wilson memorial is just barely visible at the waters edge below the trees.

This card likely dates from the 1920s.