On Land and Water

This postcard depicts a girl on a bike, accompanied by a New Year’s greeting. It was published by Williamsburg Art Co., New York.

 

 

 

“Our sail– a New Year’s greeting.

Our wind– a song of hope.

Our paddle– heart and will.

Our shore– peace and joy.”

It was published by Williamsburg Art Co., New York and printed in Saxony.

“It flutters in the wind.

Israel’s ancient banner.

Redemption is on its way.

I make the tidings known.”

This postcard was published by Central Publishing Co., Warsaw and was printed in Germany around 1906.

This postcard depicts a man in a body of water and a woman wading on the shore; the man represents “the old year” and the woman the “new year.” It was published by S. Resnik Verlag, a publishing house in Germany.

 

This postcard depicts an older Jewish tradition of slinging a chicken around one’s head on Yom Kippur. It was sent from and to Battle Creek, Michigan.

 

 

This postcard depicts children pulling a winning card out of a wheel. It was published by Williamsburg Art Co., New York and printed in Saxony.

 

 

 

This postcard depicts a Jewish man praying accompanied by New Year’s greetings in Yiddish. It was published by Williamsburg Art Co., and printed in Germany.

This postcard depicts a man holding a newspaper. It was published by Williamsburg Art Co., New York.

 

 

 

“Awake, a new year is in sight.

God unlocks treasures, joy and might.

Days of happiness you will be granted.

A life blessed as a shining late.”

 

“It flutters in the wind.

Israel’s ancient banner.

Redemption is on its way.

I make the tidings known.”

This postcard has the same caption as a 1906 postcard, but it was published by a different publishing house in 1920.

In this postcard, children pose with an ornate clock as it strikes midnight. The stamp and address show that the postcard was sent as a New Year’s greeting from Brooklyn, New York to St. Louis, Missouri.

 

“The bird gives the card. On which it is written.

In the coming year, she will be with her beloved.

And the new year. Will bring joy and happiness.

And never again. Will she be parted from her beloved.”

This postcard depicts a woman praying and wearing a head covering. It was published by Williamsburg Art Co., and printed in Germany.