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The German-speaking world, 1909. A postcard from the journal "German World" showing the distribution of Germans and German-speakers around the world. Note the red ships designating "German warships for the protection of Germans in foreign countries." Of the 600,000 Germans in Africa, 500,000 are "Low German farmers". North America was home to over 12,000,000 Germans and individuals of German descent, the largest population outside of Europe.

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Deutsche Erde
Jährlich 8 Heft; Preis 12 M.
Verbreitung der Deutschen über die Erde
Verbreitung der Zeitschrift “Deutsche Erde”
Deutsche Kriegschiffe zum Schutze des Deutschtums in Auslande
Entw. V. Paul Langhans
Jahrg. 1909 Sonderkarte

The German World
Annual 8 issue; Price 12 M[arks].
Distribution of Germans over the world
Distribution of the journal "German World"
German warships for the Protection of Germans in foreign countries
Developed by Paul Langhans
1909 special postcard

Reverse:
Postmarked October 3, 1918 from Gotha

Deutsche Erde
Zeitschrift für Deutschfunde
Herausgegeben von Prof. Paul Langhans
Verlag von Justus Perthes, Gotha

German world
German journal of discoveries
Edited by Professor Paul Langhans
Published by Justus Perthes, Gotha

Wohnung
Straße u. Hausnummer
Apartment
Street and house number

1918-10-03, Gotha

The German-speaking world, 1909. A postcard from the journal "German World" showing the distribution of Germans and German-speakers around the world. Note the red ships designating "German warships for the protection of Germans in foreign countries." Of the 600,000 Germans in Africa, 500,000 are "Low German farmers". North America was home to over 12,000,000 Germans and individuals of German descent, the largest population outside of Europe.

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Deutsche Erde

Jährlich 8 Heft; Preis 12 M.

Verbreitung der Deutschen über die Erde

Verbreitung der Zeitschrift “Deutsche Erde”

Deutsche Kriegschiffe zum Schutze des Deutschtums in Auslande

Entw. V. Paul Langhans

Jahrg. 1909 Sonderkarte



The German World

Annual 8 issue; Price 12 M[arks].

Distribution of Germans over the world

Distribution of the journal "German World"

German warships for the Protection of Germans in foreign countries

Developed by Paul Langhans

1909 special postcard



Reverse:

Postmarked October 3, 1918 from Gotha



Deutsche Erde

Zeitschrift für Deutschfunde

Herausgegeben von Prof. Paul Langhans

Verlag von Justus Perthes, Gotha



German world

German journal of discoveries

Edited by Professor Paul Langhans

Published by Justus Perthes, Gotha



Wohnung

Straße u. Hausnummer

Apartment

Street and house number

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