following are a set of links to scanned images of picture postcards I have
collected over the past year or so. Each
file is about 300kb, so please be patient.
I am also hopeful that we can get a few folks to help identify certain
land marks in the pictures. The first
three pictures are probably from the 1920s-1930s.
City Image 5
– smaller image
Here is a great couple
of montage postcards. The first includes
a great map of the City and the second is featuring the Hotel Mercantile in
1899! Number three and four are by the
same company circa 1910 of Steinschönau’s major
buildings, and then of its town square.
This image is of Herrenhausfels
and is an engraving of this impressive geological feature that is near to
Steinschönau. This image, of the
mountain at night with a full moon, comes from an engraving on a postcard from
the 1890s. It’s a pretty dramatic
image. I have included a modern picture
as well of this amazing formation.
Herrenhausfels - today
The following images are from (1) a German Postal
Card issued in the 1930s and features the naturopathic facilities, called the
Nature Cure Resort at the time, that were world renown; and, (2) a picture
postcard taken about the same time.
Steinschönau was the site of a world congress on vegetarianism in
1929. For a report regarding the
congress, click here. Click on the link below for the image
featured on the postal card.
Close up of
Here is a great picture of the Theater in the
center of the City. In the modern
pictures of Kamenicky, you can see that this building
has held up very, very well.
If you would like a high quality digital copy of
the postcards shown above, just
e-mail me and ask for copies. The
costs for all three City Image postcards blown up to 8 x 11, they look awesome
at that size, is $10 postpaid.