Civic Center Group from the Air, Columbus, Ohio (1930s)

Capitol Square, in the Heart of Columbus, Ohio (1945)
Vintage divided back linen postcard (c. 1930s) picturing the Civic Center Group and Scioto River in Columbus, Ohio, from the air.

The description on the front of the card:
Civic Center Group from the Air, Columbus, Ohio

Estimated Date: 1930s – A copy of this card in this collection is postmarked 1933.

No. in Series: A-25
Era: Linen Era

The description on the back of the card:
Civic Center along the banks of Scioto River; at lower center is Central High School; across the river left to right are: new Post Office, City Prison, City Hall, A.I.U. Tower and new State Office Bldg. Building with dome in right center is the State House.

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: Public Domain

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