Memorial Hall, Columbus, Ohio (Date Unknown)

Memorial Hall, Columbus, Ohio (Date Unknown)
Vintage postcard depicting the Franklin County Memorial Hall in Columbus, Ohio. This building later housed the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) science museum between 1964-1999.

The description on the front of the card:
Memorial Hall, Columbus, Ohio

Estimated Date: 1908-1928

No. in Series: 172
Era: Divided Back Era
Condition: Unused

Back of the postcard with the Curt Teich logo.

Publisher: The Haenlein Brothers Co. Inc. Columbus, Ohio. Made in the U.S.A. C.T. Photochrom. (Curt Teich)

The Haenlein Brothers Company (also called The Haenlein Brothers Arcade Amusement Company) of Columbus, Ohio, was a wholesale dealer of “postcards, pennants, and all kinds of novelties” that operated in Downtown Columbus from the 1880s through the 1920s.
Read more about The Haenlein Brothers Co.

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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