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Birds Eye View of Calais, Me.

about 1910
Publisher Reichner Brothers (Boston, Münich, Leipzig, 1906 – 1914)


Horizontal: 8.9 x 14 cm (3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Chromoithograph and metallic pigment on embossed card stock.

Not On View


Prints and Drawings



Front: Made in Germany. Reichner Bros, Illuminated Postcard (Series Calais 502). 14578
Back: undivided. Mint.


Yes, front: "from Alice"


Between 1950 and 2011, acquired by Leonard A. Lauder, New York, from various postcard dealers in the United States, Canada and Europe; 2014, gift of Leonard A. Lauder to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 29, 2014)

Credit Line

Leonard A. Lauder Postcard Archive—Gift of Leonard A. Lauder