I believe the first two words are "Erinnerung an", but can't decipher the name.
This is Sütterlin script (i.e., a later version of the Kurrent). Apart from that, I agree with @HalvarF that the text reads:
Erinnerung an Neapel
which translates to:
Memory of Naples.
It can't be Neagel (as @RookJameson suggested) because the rear stroke of the
a would need to be the first stroke of the
g at the same time, and even then the connection would be in the wrong place.
Here a picture of Sütterlin
ap (from here):
And this is what the combination
ag would look like:
N, however, is indeed just a curiosity. The standard capital
N in Sütterlin would be curved.
I'd say it's "Erinnerung an Neapel" (Memory of Naples), The capital N is kind of distorted, but I don't think any other capital letter comes nearer to it.
For a reference for the strange p, check the Wikipedia page on Kurrentschrift: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deutsche_Kurrentschrift.
If the other two words are indeed "Erinnerung" and "an" (which to me it also looks like that), I would read the Name/third word as "Neagel".
The first letter I'm the least sure about, but it looks like an capital version of the "n"s in Erinnerung. Next is the very tight zig-zag that was used as "e" in Erinnerung. The "a" and "g" are easier to make out and also look exactly like in the previous two words. After that is again the tight zig-zag "e", followed what appears to be an "l".
That being said, I have never heard that name, so I don't know if it makes sense. At least according to google, it seems to be an old last name.
Sorry for repeating what other people already wrote in their answer, but it's impossible to post pictures in comments.
I think either RookJameson is correct in the assumption that it reads "Neagel" or the person writing this did a mistake.
Let's see the original in detail:
Now I follow the lines as the writer would have done:
I think everyone agrees that the red letter is an 'a'. The squiggle next to it is the problem. To emphasize the similarity I marked the 'g' at the end of "Erinnerung" and the squiggle in question with the same color.
Comparing the Sütterlin letters 'g' and 'p' we see:
- the 'g' has a round body that is written counter-clockwise and leads to a downward bow
- the 'p' has a much smaller round body that is written clockwise and leads to a downward bow
There is no way the squiggle in question is written clockwise. Admittedly, it's not a perfect 'g', put it is still a 'g'. Which makes it
Erinnerung an Neagel