This is a postcard of Albert Road Strathfield, which was sent in January 1915. The postcard was published by F. Guthrey, a newsagent in Strathfield. However, the card states it was ‘Made in Germany’.
I found this at a postcard fair but don’t have any more information about its origin. For instance, why was a card featuring a Strathfield street be made in Germany? Suggestions anyone?
Wilheim Von der Heyde was born in Germany. He was an alderman of Strathfield Council 1885 – 1891 and was Mayor 1886-1887 and 1889. He was a tobacco merchant who lived in Albert Road “Elwood House” Strathfield. Maybe ? he or one of his relatives had the photo and later had some postcards made in Germany. I know it is a long bow to draw but it might be possible.
I don’t know. I think by 1915, this family had left the area. Heyde died in 1896.