Capitol Square, in the Heart of Columbus, Ohio (1945)

Capitol Square, in the Heart of Columbus, Ohio (1945)
Vintage divided back linen postcard (c. 1945) depicting Capitol Square in the Heart of Columbus, Ohio.

The description on the front of the card:
Capitol Square, in the Heart of Columbus, Ohio

Postmark Date: 1945
Postmark Location: Columbus, OH

No. in Series: A-34
Era: Linen Era

The description on the back of the card:
Columbus, Ohio from the air, surrounding State Capitol and Grounds. Capitol Building is constructed of Ohio gray limestone and covers about two of the 10 acres of the site in the center of the city.

Addressed to:
Mrs. Lottie Clark in Troy, New Hampshire.

Back of the postcard.

Publisher: W.E. Ayres, Columbus, Ohio | “C.T. Art-Colortone” by 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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