A Message From Across the Seas

Edvin Winter postcard to his brother Otto Winter - front

Edvin Winter postcard to his brother Otto Winter - back

DESCRIPTION: a postcard from Edvin Winter in Stockholm, Sweden, to his brother Otto Rafael Winter, in Adelaide, South Australia
DATE: 17 June 1938
CURRENT OWNER OF THE ITEM: Valda Phillips (nee Winter)
STORY/ABOUT:  As this postcard is written partly in English and partly in Finnish, we’ve had it been translated into English (not by me):

Stockholm, 17 June 1938
My dear brother! I thanking your all for the very very welcoming letters and good wishes of you and Irene and the Girls. The latest [vas?] date 11/12 37[?] and next foregoing ” 26/9 37. Many – many thanks for all!
Yes, dear brother, soon we will celebrate midsummer here in our northern countries. I cannot wish you there in Australia a happy midsummer, even if I am always thinking of you and wishing you the very best. Please forgive my long delay in writing to you. Here I am sending you a winter picture showing how it was here in the North, when you had midsummer in Australia. No I am enclosing 2 notes of one pounds as a small encouragement to all of you suffering of the problems of the rainy season. With many, many good wishes and the most devoted regards to all of you.
Brother Edvin

All is well for me! I hope the same to your everyone.

So while Otto never ever made it back Scandinavia after leaving in the early 1900s, it’s really nice to know that he and his family did keep in touch.

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