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

All American Soap Box Derby, Akron, Ohio (1957)
Vintage postcard (c. 1957) depicting 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.

Back of the postcard with a 1957 Oberlin, Ohio postmark, machine cancel, and red two-cent stamp. It has a blue handwritten message addressed to Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Hildebrand in York, Pennsylvania.

Publisher: Central News Co., Akron, Ohio. Genuine Natural Color. Made by Dexter Press, Inc., West Nyack, N.Y.

Central News Company was a major publisher and distributor of postcards, newspapers, and periodicals through their regional branches. There was a branch in Akron, Ohio that largely produced view-cards of Ohio and western Pennsylvania.
Read more about the Central News Co.

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.
Read more about Dexter Press

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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