“All Good Wishes for Christmas.”
Here’s a total charmer: A winter-y woodsy scene of two deer who’ve come visiting for Christmas. The first to arrive at the gated entrance is pulling the chain to ring the bell; the second was just a little behind but now turning the corner to join her.
“Hoping your Christmas will be a Happy one. Jack.”
Addressed to: “Mr. Frank Krueglar, 48 Bank St., Troy N.Y.”
Frank V. Kruegler shows up with his parents and siblings at this address on the 1900 Federal Census. He is born March 1888 in New York; his parents are John and Anne Kruegler (John born in New York and Anne in Germany); and siblings are Joseph A., Anthony B., Mary G., George P., and August W. (all born in New York.) His father is a machinist and the oldest boy, John is working as a collar presser. Frank was age twenty when he received this card from Jack.
See MetroPostcard.com under letter P for the publisher PFB.
Divided back, embossed, used postcard. Postmarked December 22, 1908 from Troy, New York. Publisher: Paul Finkenrath, Ltd. (PFB). Printed in Germany. Numbers: 7846 Relief, 7849 Brillant, 7851 gel.
Sources: Year: 1900; Census Place: Troy Ward 5, Rensselaer, New York; Roll: 1152; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 0075; FHL microfilm: 1241152. (Ancestry.com)
“F – Publishers. PFB.” MetroPostcard.com. (accessed December 23, 2015.)