Post Office, Columbus, Ohio (1932)

Post Office, Columbus, Ohio (1932)
Vintage white border postcard (c. 1932) depicting the Post Office in Columbus, Ohio.

The description on the front of the card:
Post Office, Columbus, Ohio

Postmark Date: June 17, 1932

Era: White Border Era
Condition: Used

Built between 1884 and 1887, this stone building still stands at S. Third and E. State streets in downtown Columbus. Major extensions and alterations including adding electricity happened between 1907 and 1912. It currently houses the Bricker & Eckler law firm and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Bliss College in the background on the left was one of the largest business schools (also called a “Commercial College”) in the U.S. in the early 1900s. It moved to near where Whetstone Library is currently located sometime after the 1940s and closed in the 1990s. The building shown on the card is no longer standing.

Tuesday, June 16
Hello Dad,
We will stop in Terre Haute Ind tomorrow to see the girls
Hop you are well
We are O.K.

Addressed to:
Mr. O. Smith
Sedgwick, Kan.

Back of the postcard with the Curteich-Chicago logo, a 1932 postmark, and green one-cent stamp. There is a handwritten message addressed to a Mr. O. Smith in Kansas.

Publisher: W.S. Harriman, 165 1/2 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio. C.T. American Art Colored. (Curt Teich)

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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