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Guatemala to Germany
December 7, 1893

This postal card is the first half of a UPU 3 centavo prepaid reply card.
It was mailed from Cobán about 100 km north of Guatemala City.

It was routed via New Orleans where it arrived on December 19; then to New York on December 21;
and to its destination of Strassburg (now Strassbourg, France) in Germany on January 2, 1894.

The addressee appears to have been associated with the Strassburg Theater.

I'm not certain what the 'Via Livingston' means for this inland town;
however, it is probably a ship which carried mail across the Caribbean to New Orleans.

All in all, a lot of postal history on a simple card.

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