Broadway, Lorain, Ohio (1917)

Broadway, Lorain, Ohio (1917)
Vintage postcard (c. 1917) depicting the main street, or “Broadway,” through Lorain, Ohio.

The description on the front of the card:
Broadway, Lorain, Ohio.

Postmark Date: January 8, 1917

Era: White Border Era
Condition: Used

Message:
Jan 4th, 17
Hello J:
Enroute home. will laud this evening Nothing settled.
G.

Addressed to:
Mrs. J.E. Allen
Cowles Dining Hall
Painesville, Ohio

Back of the postcard with the Curt Teich logo, a 1917 Lorain, Ohio postmark, machine cancel, and green one-cent stamp. It has a handwritten message addressed to a Mrs. J.E. Allen at the Cowles Dining Hall in Painesville, Ohio.

Publisher: C.T. American Art by Curt Teich Co., Chicago, Illinois.

Established in 1898, the Curt Teich Co. was best known for its wide range of advertising and postcards of North America. By the 1920s, it was producing so many postcards with borders that they became recognized as a type dubbed “White Border Cards,” creating an “era.” Later, Curt Teich’s innovations in this printing technique directly led to the production of what we now call “linens” by the early 1930s.
Read more about the Curt Teich Co.

Rights Info: Public Domain

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