At least 450 different real photo postcard backs can be found but as of this time there is a lack of accurate information regarding all their dates of use, or they were used in very limited quantities. These two innovation sparked an enormous wave of interest in amateur photography. If the name appears on the photo itself, it is because the negative was scratched into or written upon but it could have been printed at any time. Most are from the United States, with a smattering from France and perhaps the U. After photo-like photochrome cards were introduced real photo postcards have all but disappeared. Collotypes, which provide the finest detail of all printing methods are sometimes confused with real photo postcards. Though brighter, glossier, and containing more contrast, they lack the homemade charm of earlier cards.
This is parcially due to the paper quality itself and also from the diffusion of light as the image is projected onto the paper. Numbering was an essential way of keeping tract of large inventory. Send me your land to sell. There is often an indication of the type of paper on the back of the card. Many other cameras were used, some of which used glass that produced images that had to be cropped in order to fit the postcard format. Actual developed photographs do not have dots.
Real photo postcards became expressions of pride in home and community, and were also sold as souvenirs in local drug stores and stationery shops. Slight smearing of request ink in a few places. To survive in this highly competitive climate Eastman developed a complete and easy to use camera system he named Kodak, -You press the button, we do the rest. Today there are many real photo postcards of unknown origin and date. Not interested in art or style, they often give us the best look into the ordinary lives of people at that time. Their speed not only allowed them to be used with an enlarger but it increased production speed as well. Rare: Nothing like it for sale or exhibited when we searched the Internet.
Same but with a tiny corner bend. The presence of a photographers name is not a definite indication of when a card was made or even who made it. The postmarks in this collection are included so about half the cards are dated and range from 1901 to 1950, but probably most being 1909-1919. Quantities available: one each unless stated otherwise. Realtors used them to sell new housing by writing descriptions and prices on the back. This continued to be true even when Kodak introduced cameras that would shoot postcard sized negatives. They have a warm to blue-black color and are highly subject to tarnishing.
Another clear sign of homemade real photo postcards are the ragged edges sometimes found on cards made with salted paper where the photo sensitive emulsion is brushed on. The thin paper was also easy to cut and paste and pieces of these photos were commonly collaged into scrapbooks and sometimes pasted onto postcards. It's a wonderful addition to just about any library. This could go on for generations, and it is not uncommon to find the same photograph attributed to three different artists. They only needed to be fixed to preserve the exposed image. Readers would benefit from a much longer discussion of the social and technological origins of the penny postcard boom. Minor faults to be expected, but no faults of a serious nature.
Sometimes the detritus of human history, that which was meant to be disposed of and forgotten, carries a greater and more lasting impact than those artifacts saved specifically for their purported historical value. Each section is organized by theme, such as the workplace, transportation, farming, disasters, portraits, etc. Cripe in Berthold North Dakota by his nephew Bert, 2 stress marks near one bottom corner, slight oxidation consistent with age, light vertical rubber band mark above horse. Though most commercial real photo postcards had now begun to be mass produced in processing machines, the increasing number of small sized negatives from a growing variety of amateur cameras continued to be contact printed adding some unusually broad borders to real photo postcards. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc.
This marketing strategy not only allowed him to survive but also propelled him to the top of his field. When newer resin coated papers entered the market real photo postcards were no longer being made in any significant number to produce postcard backs for them. In 1914 Kodak introduced their Autographic camera that had a special door in the back allowing photographs to be easily labeled by writing directly on a negative with a scribe. When double toned with gold and platinum the print would remain neutral. If you can identify the paper manufacturer, you can approximate the age of the old postcard. Collodion however was highly flammable, which detracted from its popularity. These stencils were usually cut out of tin or heavy paper and would be sandwiched between the photo paper and negative during exposure to the sun.
Please to propose reciprocal links to other real estate collectibles webpages. Some Kruxo cards have no stamp box. The increasing number of small sized negatives from a growing variety of amateur cameras continued to be contact printed adding some unusually broad borders to cards. Hand Coloring - The real photo postcards that do exist in color were colored by hand. These postcards documented important buildings and sites, as well as parades, fires, and floods. They still maintain a continuous tone and their colors may provide some clarification. In the early 1900s, Kodak promoted real photo postcards which could be mailed for one cent through the post office using the company's first inexpensive, portable camera made for the public.