Columbus, Ohio’s State Capitol from the Air (1957)

Columbus, Ohio’s State Capitol from the Air (1957)
Vintage linen postcard (c. 1957) depicting Columbus, Ohio, from the air.

The description on the front of the card:
 Columbus, Ohio’s State Capitol from the Air

Postmark Date: July 6, 1957
Publish Date: Before 1946

No. in Series: A-22
Era: Linen Era
Condition: Used / Posted

The description on the back of the card:
Business section and civic center showing U.S. Post Office, Municipal Buildings, Le Veque-Lincoln Tower and State Office Building on Marconi Boulevard.

Back of the postcard with a 1957 Columbus, Ohio postmark, machine cancel, and a red two-cent stamp. It has a handwritten message addressed to a Mrs. Mary A. Akers in Ferrum, Virginia.

Publisher: W.E. Ayres, Columbus, Ohio / Curteich-Chicago “C.T. Art-Colortone” postcard, a tradename under Curt Teich Co., Chicago, Illinois

Photo by: Butler Airphotos, Inc.

W.E. Ayres had a variety store at 1047-1049 Livingston Avenue in Columbus, Ohio.

Butler Airphotos, Inc. was established in 1938 by Clyde Butler, Howard Alsop, and Margaret Butler.

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: Most likely public domain due to inadequate copyright statements, but it would be best to credit the original publishers and distributors.

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