Phillip (USA) sent to me this nice postcard of the Umbrella Girl. There is a kind of legend behind her:
The original Umbrella Girl was placed in German's Village's Schiller Park in 1872, only to disappear mysteriously in the mid 1950's. Renowned Columbus artist Joan Wobst sculpted the replacement and donated her to the German Village Society in 1966. Placed in the Grace Highfield Garden, the charming young girl enchants all who stop by.I have never seen her in person. But thanks to the postcard, I also realised that umbrellas are very common on postcards. I found some in my collection. For instance:
|Sent by Gabriela (Germany)|
But, of course, umbrellas are not only for the rain...
|Sent by Laura (Spain)|
Ladies fearing the sun in vintage Burgos.
|Sentby zhang (China)|
Mr. Tomo... Do you have any information about this guy?
|The sea air it does well. It's unfortunate that you must eat.|
Sent by Heleen (the Netherlands)