Water Works Park, Canton, Ohio (1918)

Water Works Park, Canton, Ohio (1918)
Vintage white border postcard (c. 1918) showing children at the Water Works Park in Canton, Ohio. The pumping station in the background was torn down in 1938.

The description on the front of the card:
Water Works Park, Canton, Ohio.

Postmark Date: June 28, 1918

Era: White Border Era
Condition: Used

Message on the back of the card:
Hello Myrtle,
Can’t you come here tomorrow evening [?]
All night with [?] work tomorrow night [?]
Your phone whether you can come or not.
If you can’t, we will be up about 8:15 if nothing happens Sunday morning.
Will look for you.
By by Mrs HA [?]
He was out [?] yesterday
I am cleaning today
Come if you can

Addressed to:
Miss Myrtle Shaub
North Canton, Ohio

Back of Water Works Park, Canton, Ohio (1918)
Back of the postcard featuring the Curt Teich logo, a 1918 Canton, Ohio postmark, a flag cancel, a red two-cent stamp, and a handwritten message.

Published by:

L. Schartenberg & Co., Inc., Akron, Ohio

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.
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Cancel type: Flag cancel
Stamp: Red two-cent

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Rights Info: Public Domain

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