The description on the front of the card:
Alumni Gateway and Soldiers’ Monument
Ohio University Campus Athens, Ohio
Estimated Date: 1910s-1920s (based on cars)
Collection: Ohio University
Era: Divided Back Era
The B. and B. Book Stores, Inc., Athens, Ohio
The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N.Y. – Postcards of Quality.
The Albertype Company, initially known as Wittemann Brothers, was founded by Adolph and Herman L. Wittemann and operated from 1890 to 1952 in Brooklyn, New York. They specialized in producing collotype prints that were distributed as postcards and viewbooks across the United States. The collotype process allowed for cost-effective and accurate reproductions of photographs and other artworks.
The company started by printing books and pioneer postcards before becoming a significant publisher of national view cards, producing approximately 25,000 different prints. Their postcards were known for not being numbered, and their name appeared on early cards' stamp boxes. When divided-back postcards were authorized, they introduced a distinctive line on the back with the words "Post Cards of Quality" and later "The Finest American Made View Post Cards."
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Rights Info: Public Domain