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The German Hospital, Dalston. North side. 1906 Postcard | by sludgegulper
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The German Hospital, Dalston. North side. 1906 Postcard

Postcard view across the North London Railway line. The high viewpoint ,I suspect, is the still standing large early Victorian mansion, surrounded by the builders' yard.

Published by the Scientific Press of London, and posted to a Herr Postsecretair G.Schneider in Gotha, Germany in 1906, Written in German,..to paraphrase "...my usual Sunday greetings. As you can see from my handwriting I am now fully well. I have no more pain and now I can stand up. (don't think he means wake up)" From Ernst.

The picture shows the original 1864 building designed by Thomas L Donaldson. More information on this hospital is to be found in the booklet "THE GERMAN HOSPITAL HACKNEY - a social and architectural history " by Elizabeth McKellar. (Hackney Society, 1991)

In the background, the Hamburg Lutheran Church ,consecretated in 1876 in Ritson Road, formerly Alma Road.

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Taken on January 26, 2009