Old and New Court House, Dayton, Ohio (Date Unknown)

Old and New Court House, Dayton, Ohio (Date Unknown)
Vintage white border postcard showing the old and new Montgomery County courthouses in Dayton, Ohio.

The description on the front of the card:
Old and New Court House, Dayton, Ohio

Estimated Date: Mid 1940s (based on material, cars, and what little can be seen in the postmark)

Era: Linen Era
Condition: Used. The stamp was removed before purchasing. “889” was written over the postmark date.

The description on the back of the card:
The Old Court House was built in 1850 while the new Court House was built in 1881, The 1850 structure cost one hundred thousand dollars.

The slogan cancel, “BUY WAR SAVINGS BONDS AND STAMPS” started in 1942.

Addressed to:
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kissling
Light Street
Urbana, Ohio

Back of Old and New Court House, Dayton, Ohio (Date Unknown)
Back of the postcard featuring a 194? Dayton, Ohio postmark, slogan cancel (“Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps”), and a handwritten message.

Published by:

Wilkie Picture & Puzzle Co., Dayton, Ohio

Made in the U.S.A. by E.C. Kropp Co., Milwaukee, Wis.

E. C. Kropp & Co. was a publishing and printing company based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, active from 1907 to 1956. The company originated as a publisher and printer in 1898 and later became known as the E.C. Kropp Company in 1907. U.S. They produced a wide variety of lithographic postcards featuring views and other subjects, ranging from early pioneers to fine-grain linens.
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Cancel type: Slogan cancel
Slogan: Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps
Stamp: Removed

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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