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Posted 07/31/2015   3:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add MeadowviewCollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I was going through things and I came across a group of old family photographs that I didn't remember having....they were likely in the possession of my grandfather as he was big on genealogy.

I came across two that were pictures on postcards. One was his mother and another lady in November 1913. It was never mailed. Another was of relatives or friends (it was written on who the people were)

My question:

When did this type start and when did it fade in popularity?
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Posted 07/31/2015   3:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add oldguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
postcard of this type were very popular from about 1900 to 1930s. Turn of the Century to about 1920 were their heyday.
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Posted 07/31/2015   4:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
http://www.metropostcard.com/guiderealphoto.html ... a little more information on this subject ;)
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Posted 07/31/2015   6:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sdtom to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
With the right paper stock you can do it today, in fact my latest summer harvest fdc is postcard style.
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Posted 07/31/2015   6:24 pm  Show Profile Check Battlestamps's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Battlestamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Germany and some other European countries used them quite a bit until the 1950's-60's.
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Posted 07/31/2015   7:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add graphis to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
IkeyPikey...thanks for the link.
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Posted 07/31/2015   8:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Horamkhet to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi to all

Some families used them to "show off" there new purchases. I have several where the family are sitting in their new Bugatti car, which was the 1st in New Zealand.
So some have a very real historical significance.
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Horamakhet
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Posted 07/31/2015   9:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add MeadowviewCollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the information everyone. My initial assumption was that this type of postcard started to fade as the Depression hit and families were focused on survival.

Appears that postcard I have is AZO 1904-1918 according to the site Ikey posted.


-MV
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