Die schönste Jungfrau sitzet
Dort oben wunderbar.
Ihr gold'nes Geschmeide blitzet
Sie kämmt ihr goldenes Haar,
Sie kämmt es mit goldenem Kamme
Und Singt ein Lied dabei,
Das hat eine wundersame
[Lorelei is rock about 400 feet high on the eastern bank of the Rhine River near St. Goarshausen, Germany. It it is known for its many shipwrecks due to strong currents around the bend near the rock. A waterfall nearby with a strong echo produced a murmuring sound that created myths about this rock. The best remembered is probably Heinrich Heine's 1824 poem, Die Lorelei, that was later set to music. Heine's poem talks about a golden-haired siren who lures sailors towards the rock. The middle part of the poem is repeated on the front of the post card here, but the poem continues about a boatman in a skiff about to meet his demise.]
Unreadable European postmark with stamp removed.
Miss Jessie Burrows
1153 Univ Ave
Aug 10 –
Just passed the famous Loreley on the Rhine and stopped at St. Goar for the remainder of the day. This is a most beautiful river and castles are built on both sides of it.– S.A.C.