Pennsylvania Gettysburg Civil War Soldiers National Cemetery 1930s Pa Postcard
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Pennsylvania Gettysburg Civil War Soldiers National Cemetery 1930s Pa Postcard:
This is a vintage linen era post card, postally unused, circa 1930s - 1940s. THE SOLDIERS' NATIONAL CEMETERY, GETTYSBURG, PENN
Card publisher TICHNOR
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The overall condition is as seen; always check corners and edges for possible wear as grading is subjective (see scans). All postcards are standard size, approximately 3 1/2" x 5 1/2".
Linen postcards are really colorful. You can tell that a card is a "linen" because you can actually see the raised grain of the paper in the image. Linens were produced from the early thirties through the forties.
At this time, new American printing processes allowed for the printing of postcards on paper with inks that allowed for the use of bright dyes in image coloring. They proved to be extremely popular. Linen postcards document the building of America's new highway infra-structure and the roadside (motels, restaurants, etc) establishments seeking cheap advertising, were quick to see the opportunity. The most known of the early linen publishers, was the Curt Teich Company. The majority of linen postcard production ended around 1939 with the advent of the color "chrome" postcard. Some companies lingered on, producing through the 1940's.___________
The postcard view is now highly sought after by many institutions (including The Smithsonian) and individuals, as it serves as a historical record of the past. Be it the view of a town main street, the local church, school, roadside attraction or the countryside, the post card mirrors the way our parents, grandparents and even we, once lived. Captured in these olden day images are views of people in the dress of the day, often at work, at play, at school or at church.
These views show an unaltered presentation of the life and times of the rapidly developing USA.
The post card was a "collectable" item for people from the time of its first introduction in this country. By 1910 and through the 1940's, "exchanging" views with contacts who started out as strangers, became very common place. The names and addresses of exchangers were freely passed around. Often times one will see messages on the reverse to the effect, "Will you exchange cards with me? I like post offices (or whatever)".
With the magic of a post card take a trip down memory lane!
Snapshots of the Past
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