The Rike-Kumler Co., Dayton, Ohio (1925)

The Rike-Kumler Co., Dayton, Ohio (1925)
Vintage white border postcard (c. 1925) depicting the Rike-Kumler Company building in Dayton, Ohio.

The description on the front of the card:
The Rike-Kumler Co., Dayton, Ohio

Postmark Date: January 30, 1925

No. in Series: 20 (Meiler Series)

Era: White Border Era
Condition: Used

Back of the postcard with a 1925 Dayton, Ohio postmark, machine cancel, and a green one-cent stamp. It has a handwritten message addressed to Mr. and Mrs. George Sanborn in Bridgton, Maine.

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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