I did not catch this until after I had posted the "100 Years Ago" discussion. There are two versions of the cover for this particular issue. Since I only keep one copy per issue, I never would have caught it except for the fact that my original copy was missing 4 pages (2 sheets). Someone had removed the article on San Francisco. I purchased another copy so I could post my review in full.
Hi Tom, Thanks for the share. Most collectors do not know of these variations. Also Thank You!!! so much for mentioning me when you announced that you had reached your collecting goal. I can't buy that kind of advertising. Have a great day!!! Mike O
The cities' physical existence are not even close to one another in Germany and yet both are labeled "the Town of Many Gables."
Both annual indexes I possess indicate the article begin on page 107 but do not differentiate between the cities, they simply list "the Town of Many Gables."
Even more interesting, the 1922 Cumulative Index (CI) - the first to be produced by the society - does not list the city of Hildesheim. It does list the city of Munster, and labels it "Town of Many Gables, The." Also, the CI lists "Town of Many Gables, The (Munster)."
Both index references show the article beginning on page 107 in the Feb 1915 issue.
A very interesting find - thanks for sharing.
Thanks for the research and input, Mel. This find started a discussion, as I had hoped, but not here where I was expecting it. I also posted these pictures to the site and have gotten several interesting posts under one of them. It seems that, just like the magazine, people are drawn to the pictures and not the articles.
Yours in collecting,
I too wish the majority of comments had materialized here under the post. Maybe next time don't post the images separate from the images you inserted into the thread itself
This is a test to see if I can copy & paste a discussion from one location to another. I will delete it if anyone involved does not want it posted here.
I have the "Munster" version. How many are there of the other ?
As I stated in my post, I haven't a clue as to the number of "Hildesheim" versions out there. Maybe one of our dealers would have a handle on that.
btw, a quick response from a German friend who I mentioned this to:
I [never heard] about the "town of many gables" before. I checked the german Wikipedia and I couldn't find anything about gables on Hildesheim's side but somtehing about many houses with gables on the Münster (Westfalen) (remark: there are some [multiple] Münsters in Germany) side.