Postcard Collecting

Schmidt-Cabrera Postcards (set)

Schmidt-Cabrera Postcards (complete set)

Schmidt-Cabrera Postcards

Schmidt-Cabrera Postcards, three views

Schmidt-Cabrera Postcards (detail)

Schmidt-Cabrera Postcards (detail)

This set of white border postcards, published by Hermann Post Card Co., Chicago, initially appears to be a souvenir folder. But these are real postcards sold separately, and organized in a holder by a postcard collector.

The postcards with a wider white border and red type use false intaglio: a plate mark was pressed into the paper even though the printing method did not require it.

The postcard collector was Albert N. Schaefer, who came to St. John's as a student in 1898, earned a Master of Accounts degree in December 1900, and returned after graduation for further study during the 1902-1903 academic year.

Souvenir booklet of colorized postcards
depicting scenes of the
Saint John’s campus, circa 1915
donated by Roger Phillip Schmidt,
great-nephew of Albert Schaefer (SJU, 1903)
and Phillip Schaefer (SJU, 1902)
in memory of Roger’s daughter,
Angela Schmidt Cabrera (CSB, 1983),
and in honor of his grandson,
JonCarlo Raphael Cabrera (SJU, 2019),
Albert’s great-great-great-nephew.

Donated Dec. 6, 2017

Postcard Collecting