Advertising * Armour & Salada Coins * Artwork * Autographs * Booklets Books * Decals & Stickers * Dope Books, Guides, Etc. Voted the Most Valuable Players in the American & National League. * Figurines and Hartlands Gloves & Equipment * Japanese Baseball * Magazines * Matchbooks Miscellaneous * Misc. 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.Many of the real photo postcards being done at the current time are reproductions of earlier historic photos.Thanks also to Chuck Harbert; and to Nina Webber, whose donated postcards are used for the examples on this page.Compiled by Todd Ellison, Certified Archivist (last revised 8/7/2006)Although the world's first picture postcards date from the 1860s to the mid-1870s, 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, 1893. At this time, a dozen or more American printers began to take postcards seriously.
Instead, linen actually refers to the surface texture of the postcard—prior to the early 1930s, it was not economically feasible to print anything of quality on embossed papers.And while many of the artists who were popular during the heyday of the artist-signed-postcards era at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries are not well represented in linen, most of the major postcard categories are, from comic postcards to scenics (also called “views”) to travel and lodging cards, including the popular large-letter postcards.The foremost linen-postcard publisher was Curt Teich Co.Following the date was the card's ID number, which was always preceded by the letter H if the card was linen.Much of the contents of these guidelines were excerpted with permission from the Beginners Guide to the Hobby of Postcard Collecting, The Capital of Texas Postcard Club. Love Ben and Gladys Printed text: Duke University, its origin dating back to 1838, ranks among the leading educational institutions in this nation.