What does this awesome 105-year-old Armenian-language Austro-Hungarian postcard say?
August 25, 2010 7:10 AM Subscribe
I just bought a postcard written in what looks like Armenian sent from what is now Lviv to what is now Chernivtsi (in what is now Ukraine), sometime between 1905 and (I'm guessing from the stamp) the end of the First World War/Austrian rule of Galicia. What does it say?
posted by mdonley to Writing & Language (22 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Here are the largest possible sizes of the front
(with date?) and back
A few notes:
- The "12.-" in pencil under the address is what I paid for the postcard.
- The destination was on the border of Transylvania and East Galicia. Map here
- The "well-born" Mr. Wenzel Hirschmuller seems to have worked at what is now Chernivtsi University.
Finally, I'm in Lviv now - if anyone's got any information on where I could find some Armenians-in-Lviv resources either here or on the Internet, in English (!), that would be amazing.