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Postcards

Postcards

Although earlier examples are known, the postcard was patented in 1861 by John P. Charlton of Philadelphia. The rights were sold to H.L. Lipman who produced postcards with a decorated border labelled “Lipman’s postal card”. By 1870, picture postcards were being produced in limited quantities in Europe. A surge in the use of postcard came […]  Continue Reading »

Real Photo Postcards

In 1906, Kodak introduced their Folding Pocket camera, the first camera aimed at a mass market. One feature of this camera was the ability of the photographer to write a message on the negative with a metal scribe. These negatives were postcard sized and could be printed onto paper with a postcard back. Black-and-white “real […]  Continue Reading »