State Capitol and McKinley Memorial, Columbus, Ohio (1947)

State Capitol and McKinley Memorial, Columbus, Ohio (1947)
Vintage linen postcard (c. 1947) depicting the Ohio Statehouse and the McKinley Memorial in Columbus, Ohio.

The description on the front of the card:
State Capitol and McKinley Memorial, Columbus, Ohio

Date on Card: Sep. 19, 1947 (Stamped)

No. in Series: A-5
Era: Linen Era
Condition: Used

Back of the postcard with a 1947 stamp, a signature by “Ralph Curtis,” and a stamped name and address for Frank Raymond Miller who lived in Pittsburgh, Penn.

Publisher: W.E. Ayres, 1049 Livingston Ave., Columbus, Ohio. Genuine Curteich-Chicago “C.T. Art-Colortone” postcard, a tradename under Curt Teich Co., Chicago, Illinois.

W.E. Ayres had a variety store at 1047-1049 Livingston Avenue in Columbus, Ohio.

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

This card is available for purchase on Etsy.

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