Undivided back, used postcard. Postmarked March 30, 1907, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons’ “Easter Post Cards.” Printed in Germany.
Here’s another beauty, mega-charming…two bunnies setting off from shore in an eggshell boat. One rowing and the other at the rudder, off to deliver some eggs on Easter. The caption in light script in the clouds is “Loving Easter Greetings” and is signed at the bottom, “From Matilda.”
Addressed to: “Miss Elsa Bendschneider, 273 Belleview Pl, Milwaukee, Wisc.”
Yes, that surname is a little hard to read for handwriting but the city directories took the guesswork out of it. William H. Bendschneider is at this address in 1907, occupation janitor. An alternate or maybe earlier spelling of the family name is Bendtschneider. The 1905 Wisconsin State Census shows William Bendschneider, occupation janitor, born 1863 Wisconsin; his wife Sophie, born 1863 Germany; daughter Elsie, born 1889 Wisconsin; and son William born 1895 Wisconsin. Guessing our Elsa is the person on this census, and not the other Elsie in Milwaukee that is Elsie Bendtschneider under different parents’ names.
Sources: H. C. Wright’s Wright’s Directory of Milwaukee for 1907. Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995.
Wisconsin Historical Society; Madison, Wisconsin; Census Year: 1905. (Ancestry.com).