This week’s Friday photo is actually a postcard from the Virginia Kingswood Booth Vogel Papers. In 1921, Ralph Harmon Booth ─ one of the founders of the Detroit Institute of Arts and first president of the City of Detroit Arts Commission ─ traveled to Europe with his family. Booth’s son John (Virginia’s brother) collected postcards throughout the trip. “Gruss aus” translates to “Greetings from”, and was a popular souvenir travel postcard series printed in Germany with the chromo-lithography process.
I continue to enjoy your features in the Cranbrook Kitchen Sink venue- thank you for the pleasures of these postings! Happy Holidays to everyone at Cranbrook!