Local view postcards in this exhibit provide documentary evidence about the past: they show us how Williamstown used to look: graceful elms over Main St. But these postcards are not candid photographs. The images are highly selective and many of them were airbrushed or colorized. Note that there are few people in these carefully-groomed landscapes. Some early postcards are just black and white photographs printed on card stock. If you wanted color, you had to add it to a black and white photo, or to a hand-drawn image. Common from about Superseded by Photochromes about
Selections from the Postcard Collection
D] This is an inventory by state and location of postcards depicting Methodist churches in New England, collected by David R. Aaronson of Matthews, NC. Return to Top Maine. Return to Top Massachusetts. Return to Top New Hampshire.
Cavalier, Lusterchrome Tichnor Bros., Inc Boylston St. Boston Mass, USA Postcard adv Advertising Post Card Year Date of Postcard, or Postal.
A postcard or post card is a piece of thick paper or thin cardboard , typically rectangular, intended for writing and mailing without an envelope. Non-rectangular shapes may also be used but are rare. There are novelty exceptions, such as wooden postcards , copper postcards sold in the Copper Country of the U. In some places, one can send a postcard for a lower fee than a letter.
Stamp collectors distinguish between postcards which require a postage stamp and postal cards which have the postage pre-printed on them. While a postcard is usually printed and sold by a private company, individual or organization, a postal card is issued by the relevant postal authority often with pre-printed postage. Production of postcards blossomed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Cards with messages have been sporadically created and posted by individuals since the beginning of postal services.
The earliest known picture postcard was a hand-painted design on card created by the writer Theodore Hook. Hook posted the card, which bears a penny black stamp, to himself in from Fulham part of London. In the United States, the custom of sending through the mail, at letter rate, a picture or blank card stock that held a message, began with a card postmarked in December containing printed advertising.
Charlton of Philadelphia , who patented a private postal card, and sold the rights to Hymen Lipman , whose postcards, complete with a decorated border, were marketed as “Lipman’s Postal Card”. While the United States government allowed privately printed cards as early as February , they saw little use until , when experiments were done on their commercial viability. A Prussian postal official, Dr.
The Tichnor Brothers Collection
Acquisition Information: The postcards in the Cambridge Historical Society Postcard Collection were collected at various times and from various personages. Few formal records remain of their donation or accession. Notations on the backs of individual postcards indicate that the photos include gifts of:. George G. Wright Collection, Eleanor Campbell, , G.
Published by Tichnor Bros. Poge Lighthouse (circa ) but also for the correspondence on the back, which can help date and contextualize the images.
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Taber Prang Art Co. They started printing view-cards of Boston and holiday cards in This railroad had a history of slow expansion until when Mount Rainier National Park opened. Their business shifted from primarily carying coal and lumber to the transport of tourists. They not only provided the only rail passenger service to the Park but supplemental transportation to its inns. At this time they began publishing postcards, many with unusual pictorial backs to promote their services.
Paul Railroad. A large publisher of greeting and holiday postcards many of which had humorous or patriotic themes.
Wish you were here: 25,000 vintage postcards go up on Flickr
Here are a number of references which can be used to research old antique postcards and to date vintage postcards. Many postcard history and postcard artist links are included. Also see the Canadiana and Northern Ontario Postcard Photographers pages for additional postcard references.
POSTCARD: Fern’s Motel divided back Corner Monroe and Fulton, Peoria, Ill. “Tichnor Quality Views” Made only by Tichnor Bros., Inc., Boston, Mass.
How cool is it that the Boston Public Library has a Flickr page to share even a sliver of the cool things in its collection? I happened upon this while doing a Flickr image search and could spend days going through their sets. One that I think is right up the Retro Roadmap alley is their collection of Tichnor Brothers vintage postcards of all of the New England states. The Tichnor Brothers collection contains approximately 25, office proofs of postcards of the United States published by the Boston firm Tichnor Brothers Inc.
The concentration is on American vacation places. There are a little over New England postcard photos in this collection, so give yourself some time to admire them up close and at your leisure. The cool thing about the vintage postcards being scanned is that they can be enlarged so you can see the detail of the card like the fact that Barbara Stanwyck was starring in a film playing at the Capitol Theater on Main Street in Ansonia CT.
AND even cooler, all sizes of their postcard photos are available for download under a Creative Commons license.
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Created/Published: Tichnor Bros. Inc., Boston, Mass. Date issued: – (approximate) Physical description: 1 print (postcard): linen texture, color ; 5 1/2 x.
The complete collection of 25, office proofs is held by the Boston Public Library, which publishes many of them at Digital Commonwealth. There is also a Flickr set , but be aware that using the commons Flickr tools will make a mess of the Author, Date, and Permission fields in the Information template and the files are not full resolution. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. English: Tichnor Brothers Inc. These are color postcards with a linen texture assigned a blanket date of “ca.
Subcategories This category has the following 51 subcategories, out of 51 total. Media in category “Tichnor Brothers” The following 23 files are in this category, out of 23 total. Ballantine party tip. Color Chart Tichnor Bros. Dodge Power Wagon J. Auto Co. Greetings from Eastern States Exposition — Mass. Hotel Cuba, San Miguel de los Banos Jaeger Oldsmobile Inc other view.
Browsing Vineland Postcards by Issue Date
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