All American Soap Box Derby, Akron, Ohio (1957)

All American Soap Box Derby, Akron, Ohio (1957)
Vintage postcard (c. 1957) showing the All American Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio.

Postmark Date: 1957

Era: Chrome Era
Condition: Used

The description on the back of the card:
Akron’s Greatest National Sport Event. “All American Soap Box Derby.” Scene showing Derby Downs with Race being run.

The message on the back of the card:
Aug 6, 1957.
Dear Mother and Dad,
Took a side trip to Akron to see a friend of Dave’s.
Will be leaving for Chicago tomorrow.
See you when we get back.
Jay and Dave
P.S. This reminded me of the Queen St. Derby.

Addressed to:
Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Hildebrand
1309 S. Queen St.
York, Pennsylvania

Back of the postcard featuring a 1957 Oberlin, Ohio postmark, a machine cancel, a red two-cent stamp, and a handwritten message.

Published by:

Central News Co., Akron, Ohio. Genuine Natural Color.

The Central News Co. was a significant publisher and distributor of postcards, newspapers, and periodicals through its regional branches in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Akron, Ohio.
Read more about the Central News Co.

Made by Dexter Press, Inc., West Nyack, N.Y.

Thomas A. Dexter was the inventor of gang printing. His company printed a wide variety of postcard subjects as linens and photochromes in New York from 1934-1980. The company merged with Mid-Westen Map Company (MWM Color Press) in 1980 to become MWM Dexter, and they moved to Aurora, Missouri.
Read more about Dexter Press and MWM Dexter

Cancel type: Machine cancel
Stamp: Red two-cent

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Rights Info: Most likely public domain due to inadequate copyright statements, but it would be best to credit the original publishers and distributors.

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