You are looking at an identified POSTCARD dated MAY 23, 1910. This postcard was sent to MRS. H. IGEL at 265 W. 129th St., New York City, NY.
The postcard is in very nice shape with a small amount of corner wear.
I have done some research on this postcard and this is what I've come up with:
MRS. H. IGEL was MRS. HERMAN IGEL who was actually MILDRED (maiden name not known). She was married to DR. HERMAN IGEL abt. 1907. This was HERMAN'S second marriage, he was first married to a woman by the name of ANNE, in 1900 he and ANNE are living in MANHATTEN, they were married in 1895, she had 1 child but 0 were living. Apparently she also died sometime between 1900 and 1907 because HERMAN had remarried to MILDRED (the recipient of this POSTCARD).
It's not clear who sent MILDRED this postcard congratulating her on the birth of her son which had taken place on May 20, 1910. It looks like the signature of this card was LIL or LILA and it could quite possibly be her sister or a relative. LIL goes on to mention that she would not tell EDNA if MILDRED wanted to surprise her. Below is what the postcard says:
"My Dear Mill, I wish you all the luck in the world for you and your little son. Let us know how you are getting along from time to time. I do not know your new address but trust you will receive postal and package without delay, also hope it will fit. Will let you know later who broke the news to me. Yours as ever, Lil or Lila"
Then she had an after thought and wrote in the corner. "Edna doesn't know about the new comer. I will not tell her if you want to surprise her."
They named their son Phillip and he was born May 20, 1910.
Census records indicate the following:
1910 Manhatten, New York City, NY.
Herman, 42, IN., Dentist
Mildred, 28, NY. (she is 8 months pregant)
1920 Manhatten, New York City, NY.
Herman, 51, IN., dentist
Mildred, 38, NY.
Philip, 9, NY.
1930 Manhatten, New York City, NY.
Herman, 63, IN., Dentist
Mildred, 47, NY.
Philip, 19, NY.
After 1930 I can no longer track Philip, I do know that he died July 1974, Bergenfield, Bergen Co., N.J.
It's not clear when Herman died, I could not find him in the S.S. Death Records, however, MILDRED lived to be almost 101, she was born December 31, 1882 and she died August 1983, Ossining, Westchester, NY.
Additional information on HERMAN IGEL:
1880 Chiro, Alexander, Illinois Census
Herman Igel, Sr., born 1839, Prussia, age 43
Caroline, wife, born 1838, Prussia, age 38
Clara Igel, born 1864, NY., age 16
Anna Igel, born 1867, NY., age 13
HERMAN IGEL, born 1868, IN., 11
Victor Igel, born 1870, IN., age 10
Emma Igel, born 1877, ILL., age 3
It's not clear when they moved back to New York, however, I did find HERMAN IGEL, SR. & HERMAN IGEL, JR. in the 1890 U.S. NY. Directory:
Herman Igel, hardware, 344 1st Ave., h. 240 E. 36th
Herman Igel, Jr., Dentist, h. 240 E. 36th.
1900 Manhatten, New York City, NY. Census
Herman T. Igel, March 1836, GE., Widowed
Anna Igel, daughter, Oct. 1872, NY. single
Emma L., daughter, April 1882, ILL., single
Herman Jr. is married to 1st wife
1910 Manhatten, New York City, NY. Census
Herman Igel, Sr.
Anna Folson (married but widowed)
Emma Igel, single
Herman Igel, Sr. died between 1910 census and 1920 census. Anna & sister Emma were still living together in the 1930 census records.
Victor was apparently married once before prior to 1900 because he is listed in the 1900 Manhatten, NY. census records as living with his father-in-law, FREDERICK SCHMIDT, born June 1824, GE., age 76.
Victor is 29, widowed.
You will see below that by 1920 he is remarried and he has a daughter ADELAIDE and a step son HAROLD. Not sure if this is totally correct and that ADELAIDE may have been his step daughter. To be his daughter, she needed to be born prior to 1900 when he lists himself as widowed (she is not in the house) and in 1910 he is a boarder and still widowed but no ADELAIDE listed. ADELAIDE shows up in 1920 (age 18) with his 2nd marriage but she is definitely listed in the census as daughter.
In 1920 BROOKLYN, NY. census he is listed as such:
Victor IGEL, 49, IN., Dentist
Josephine, wife, 47
Adelaide, daughter, 18
Harold Dutch, stepson*
*Dutch may or may not be his last name, census record was hard to make out and I went with what they had transcribed.
This is all that I know about this family at the present time.