Water Works Park, Canton, Ohio (1918)

Water Works Park, Canton, Ohio (1918)
Vintage postcard (c. 1918) depicting 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

Addressed to:
Miss Myrtle Shaub
North Canton, O.

Back of the postcard with the Curt Teich logo, a 1918 Canton, Ohio postmark, flag cancel, and red two-cent stamp. It has a handwritten message addressed to a Miss Myrtle Shaub in North Canton, Ohio.

Publisher: 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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Rights Info: Public Domain

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