BAD HARZBURG 1921 "Nudes, Satyrs, Witches" complete set Notgeld Germany
This set reminds me of that Moody Blues song, "The Other Side of Life" - because that's exactly what the two sides of the notes show! On one side, we see normal, everyday life: sitting in the park, horse races, fine dining. But on the other side, it's like the Freudian Id that lurks beneath the surface has come to life, with women dancing nude, horny goat-people frolicking, and satyrs galloping through the forest!
I've translated the captions from the "id" side of the notes as follows:
10 Pf: "Where once the Schrate [forest-dwelling demons of German folklore] would trotted, and refreshed themselves from cool springs, there bubbles still today the god Krodo's holy spring, making hearts glad and eyes bright."
20 Pf: "Once the elves danced in the moonlight, on Donar's [Donar is the Germanic word for Thor, god of thunder] meadow in ringed rows. Now there is, like a colorful bouquet, an illustrated guestbook on display."
50 Pf: "Under Harzburg's oaks you can find the Berliner lindens, beauty from all over the world. Where you're enchanted by Lady Music, the flirt of a beautiful woman, where in prehistoric times the forest Schratt and the sow refreshed themselves."
75 Pf: "Where the centaurs competed in races, where Kaiser Heinrich sat happily at Finkenherd, now too there is a most modern sport to see, and - if you're lucky - two hundred Marks for ten."
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