This attractive die-cut souvenir, for Braunschweig, a city in Lower Saxony, Germany represents a splendid full blown rose with its graceful form, green leaves and incomparable tints and shades of red and pink.
The rose, at first sight, appears to be a simple paper flower but on further examination can be unfolded to reveal 28 beautifully detailed colour illustrations, reproduced on both sides, showing the most impressive architecture and sights of interest for visitors to discover in the historic city.
This pretty item of nineteenth century ephemera served as an excellent reminder of their visit and would also make a suitable present for friends and relatives at home.
Folded 130 x 70mm (5 x 2¾in) · Opening out to 233 x 233mm (9 x 9in)
Circa 1870s · Published by Anst. v Frey & Co, Frankfurt a/M
These souvenirs would fold down for enclosing into a matching envelope with the title printed on the front as the example shown below for the Rose of Washington.
Published at the time of the American Civil War, in the early 1860s, this hand coloured three part design cover, depicts George Washington and two other patriotic emblems. When unfolded the rose shows 28 building and monuments in Washington D.C., printed both sides; published by G. Heerbrandt, 1847th Street, New York.