Looking West on Broad Street from Memorial Hall, Columbus, Ohio (1933)

Looking West on Broad Street from Memorial Hall, Columbus, Ohio (1933)
Vintage linen postcard (c. 1933) depicting Downtown Columbus, Ohio, looking west on Broad Street from the Franklin County Memorial Hall.

The description on the front of the card:
Looking West on Broad Street from Memorial Hall, Columbus, Ohio

Postmark Date: August 25, 1933

No. in Series: A24
Era: Linen Era
Condition: Used / Damaged

Back of the postcard with a 1933 Columbus, Ohio postmark, slogan cancel, and a red two-cent stamp. It has a handwritten message addressed to a Mrs. F.E. Parker in Bellaire, Ohio.

Publisher: W.E. Ayres, 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 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: Public Domain

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