Ohio State Capitol and McKinley Memorial and Emblems of the State (1950)

Ohio State Capitol and McKinley Memorial and Emblems of the State (1950)
Vintage linen postcard (c. 1950) depicting Ohio symbols and a scene of the Statehouse.

The description on the front of the card:
Ohio State Capitol and McKinley Memorial and Emblems of the State
The “cardinal” was adopted “state bird” in 1933 by the General Assembly. The red carnation was adopted “state flower” in 1904. The constitution of 1802 provided for the Great Seal of the State of Ohio. State Capitol and McKinley Memorial at Columbus, Ohio. The General Assembly adopted the “official flag” in 1902. The Buckeye Tree native to Ohio gives the nickname “Buckeye State.”

Postmark Date: July 20, 1950

Era: Linen Era
Condition: Used

“BUILD YOUR FUTURE WISELY SAFELY U.S. SAVINGS BONDS” was a post-war slogan and not as widely used as other Savings Bonds slogan cancels.

Back of the postcard with a 1950 Columbus, Ohio postmark, slogan cancel (“Build Your Future Wisely Safely U.S. Savings Bonds”), and a green one-cent stamp. It has a handwritten message addressed to Mr. and Mrs. R.H. Baake in Washington Park, East St. Louis, Illinois.

Publisher: W.E. Ayers, Columbus, Ohio. Curteich-Chicago “C.T. Art-Colortone,” 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.

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