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Skip to main content. Archival Collections. Help us improve our website Send feedback. Search The Archives. Use the right side menu to identify relevant boxes and place requests. Citation Print Generating Staff Only. The National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection contains approximately 20, postcards dating from to the s with the bulk of the cards from the years to The collection represents over 3, locations in the United States, as well as a small number of foreign countries.
Vintage Linen Postcards
Every subject known to man can be found on a postcard. Post Card History and Dating Methods. Although the world’s first picture post cards date from the s to the mids, post cards, as we know them, came into being in the United States about Prior to that time, there were trade cards and postal cards, which usually carried advertising or printed messages.
Trade cards became popular with the enterprising merchants who distributed them from the s to the s.
The Curt Teich Postcard Archives Collection is widely regarded as the largest public collection of postcards and related materials in the United States.
Thanks to ” it’s better than bad “, who had the th posting to the group, an ni Thanks to Flickr newcomer motelfan , who had the th posting to the group, an Thanks to SportSuburban , who made the th posting to this group, a nice postc The first series of cards printed to by the Teich Company used numbers only and ranged from 1 — The production dates were not recorded by the company at this time, but from copyright dates found on some of the cards, it has been determined that these cards were produced between and From until , production dates are not clear and were determined by copyright dates found on a few of the cards.
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These numbers and dates should be used only as a guide.
Using the Curt Teich Postcard Archives
Browse all items in dating collection. OR Create a report of your search results:. Teich report tool. The Postcards Teich Postcard Archives Collection is widely regarded as the largest public collection of postcards and related materials in the United States.
It’s a Curt Teich & Company postcard depicting Saint John A.M.E. Zion Church. Per the Guide to Dating Curt Teich Postcards, this one was issued in , and.
Jump to. Sections of this page. Accessibility help. Join or log in to Facebook. Email or phone. Forgotten account? Sign Up. There are a myriad of ways one can determine an approximate or sometimes an exact date for your old postcard.
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This digital project contains a selection of materials from the North Carolina Collection’s postcard collections, including at least one image for each of North Carolina’s one hundred counties. Staff members at the North Carolina Collection encourage users to check back regularly to view the latest images, as they will continue to add postcards to the digital collection. Every postcard in North Carolina Postcards is described using a standard set of descriptive fields, which are described below.
While a date range can only be supplied with most unused old postcards, post cards published by Curteich (known as Curt Teich in earlier.
Amidst the highrises, this building is still standing. L Color-Tone postcard in linen finish. The Mid-Century Modern building was demolished sometime early in the 21st Century. A new library stands at Collins Avenue, so I assume these buildings were demolished. Both have an interesting feel; both date from the midth Century.
As this was a replacement building, so has it been replaced. Postcard mailed in Its description calls the building ‘newly constructed. Either replaced or heavily remodeled. Curt Teich ‘C. Art Colortone’ linen finish postcard for Walker News. Still in use. Combined with the park, it was a pretty site. This is the most documentary of the cards I have for this library.
Prints: Vintage Souvenir Postcards
This undated postcard depicts several men and perhaps one woman on the banks of Contentnea Creek in Wilson County. One, at far left, appears to kneel in a pirogue. A closer look reveals that several, including the woman, are African-American. The index cards are arranged alphabetically by state and then town or other geographic entity.
siris_sic_ (left); Postcard of the New National Museum and DC, May 24, , Curt Teich & Co., Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 33,.
An immigrant from Germany, Curt Teich came from a printing and publishing family. By , the Teich Company became involved with the postcard industry. That same year Teich returned to Germany to learn about innovative German methods of high-volume printing. In , the tariffs imposed on the import of postcards printed in Germany upended companies whose business models depended on German printers to meet the demand for postcards.
Some companies like Rotograph went out of business. Others looked to printers in the United States. One such company was the Hugh C. Leighton Company of Portland Maine. Fearing the increased cost of German imports, Leighton contracted with Teich to print a new series of cards with around 1, views. That same year Teich introduced a new printing technique, offset lithography which allowed them to produce larger runs more rapidly. The majority of the postcards associated with Canada and Caroga Lakes were Teich products.
Production numbers included on the cards allow us to date the cards and to group them in different series.
Box 1. Contact us about this collection. Subjects: Kentucky — Description and travel — Pictorial works.
yield dates, most cards were never mailed. In the case of one card manufacturer, however, accurate dating is pos- sible. The Curt Teich. Printing Company of.
Publisher’s numbering scheme Other clues. Pioneer Era Although the world’s first picture postcards date from the s to the mids, most of the earliest American picture postcards extant today are those that were sold at the World Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois, starting on May 1, These were illustrations on government-printed postal cards and on privately printed souvenir cards. The government postal cards included a printed 1-cent stamp; the privately printed souvenir cards required a 2-cent adhesive postage stamp to be attached.
Messages were not permitted on the address side of the cards; after attempting various forms of explaining that regulation, the U. The required postage was a 1-cent adhesive stamp. At this time, a dozen or more American printers began to take postcards seriously. Still, no message was permitted on the address side. Writing was still not permitted on the address side. In this era, private citizens began to take black and white photographs and have them printed on paper with post card backs.
If no message was permitted on the address side, the card probably pre-dated March of Real Photo Postcards ongoing Postcards that are actual photographic replications were first produced around They may or may not have a white border, or a divided back, or other features of postcards, depending on the paper the photographer used.