Alfred Baur DMLC Postcard German transcription/translation help

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My Grandfather was a student at DMLC in New Ulm, MN in 1910. This is a note to his Mom. Alfred is on the far right in the second row from the front. 

Alfred played violin in the school orchestra. I imagine this is a picture of the choir. Prof. Reuter is in the front row center. Prof. Reuter is the author of a very popular Christmas program.

It will be interesting to learn what the dollar and cents in Alfred's note refers to. As always, I super appreciate your help!

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in The Tree House by Jim Baur G2G6 Mach 1 (17.7k points)

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New Ulm, Minn.
den 11. Sept. 1910

Liebe Mama!
dir hiermit ein Bild
des Männer[...]. Ich habe
anstatt zwei großer Bilder für
$1(?), ein halbes Dutzend Postkarten
für 40¢ genommen. Sonst gesund.
                Mit gruß  Alfred.



New Ulm, Minn.
Sept. 11th 1910

Dear Mom!

hereby I'm sending you a picture of the men's (not sure: choir?). Instead of two big pictures for $1(?) I've picked half a dozen postcards for 40¢. Otherwise I'm healthy.

With regards, Alfred.


The Männer... one is hard to read. It might be followed by "c", definitely a "h", then "o" or "a", then one or two of "r", "n" or "m", then "s".

So "chor" (choir) is a possibility (even though it doesn't _really_ fit, but he might have written all 6 cards in quick succession and with little time and was sloppy?), and I can't make out any other possible word that would fit here ("chor" wouldn't be used for an orchestra, but if it was a choir with orchestral support that would fit).
by Patrick Georgi G2G6 Mach 1 (14.1k points)
selected by Jim Baur
This isn't any earthshaking family history, but it sure is fun to get a feel for the normal daily life. Thanks!
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