"Hofkünstler Flieger Schremser"

Letter on reverse (below) kindly translated by xiphophilos: authored in Chimay on 3rd July 1917 and addressed to a Herrn Anton Meichle in Hagenau. Briefstempel: SB ... Melzlen[?]

Zensurstempel: Überwachungsstelle Konstanz, XIV. Armee-Korps.


A postcard depicting Flieger Schremser and his dummy "Flieger ?". These cards were distributed to members of Herrn Schremser's audience, probably as a memento of his show and some shameless self-promotion.


The letter on reverse was authored in a military hospital which tells us he was busy entertaining the wounded in the rear echelon.

  • ✠ drakegoodman ✠ 4y


    Hofkünstler Flieger Schremser reverse by ✠ drakegoodman ✠
  • tikanyis2010 4y

    The good artist!
  • Dmitry 4y

    Why doll has no left arm? Could be meaning of Kaiser?
  • ✠ drakegoodman ✠ 4y

    I don't think he'd be so bold as to deride the Kaiser, more likely he hadn't been able to source a left hand yet.
  • Aaron Pegram 4y

    You know what they say about owners looking a lot like their pets...
  • xiphophilos 3y

    The doll does have a left arm, and its left hand is visible as well.
  • ✠ drakegoodman ✠ 3y

    He does indeed. A trick of the light.
  • catbrusher 2y

    I'm told that Hofkunstler is a title that means, roughly, "Court entertainer." Herr Schremser's peacetime work would have included entertaining members of the German nobility. His hospital audience might have been pleased to think they had entertainment fit for a king.
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