Many of your might have seen cards where the sender(s) added individual names, sketches and so on to the printed design. Or short comments usually of humorous nature. The illustrated card (sized 105 x 148 mm) is signed “Lungers Hausen” = Ilse Wende-Lungershausen (1900-1991). The boy plays the saxophone and a dancing ape holding cymbals. The hand written message below reads translated: “Birthday Serenade”. A carefully cut out face (from b/w photograph) was accurately arranged on the face of the ape, giving this card a special, unique appeal.
I trust the face of the young man is that of the consignee of this montage. According a short, unfortunately undated, message on address side, his name was ‘Kurt’ and the card came from his working colleagues.
Published and printed (by offset process) as no. 1026 by the big company of Carl Werner from Reichenbach/Vogtland. Guess the card was published by mid/late 1930’s.