High School, Toledo, Ohio (Date Unknown)

High School, Toledo, Ohio (Date Unknown)
Vintage postcard from the early 1900s depicting Central High School in Toledo, Ohio.

The description on the front of the card:
High School, Toledo, Ohio,

Estimated Date: 1907-1911 (based on texture, what appears to be hand colored, and simplicity)

Era: Divided Back Era
Condition: Used

This building was also known as Central High School.

Back of the postcard. It was from Clara Lewis addressed to Clare Piper in Fayette, Ohio.

Publisher: Rotograph Co. (based on fonts used and style)

The Rotograph Co. of New York City was founded in 1904 by Germans Arthur Schwarz of Neue Photographische Gesellschaft (a major bromide photo paper manufacturer) and Ludwig Knackstedt of Knackstedt & Nather after taking over the National Art Views Co.

Many of their early cards were reprints of black and white or hand-colored National Art postcards and were printed without any letter prefixes. Some of these cards include the Sol Art Prints logo.

This card appears to be in Style E, a view that was printed as tinted halftones with a divided back.
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Rights Info: Public Domain

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