For instance, the postcard shown here of Pittsburgh, PA is determined to be circa 1902 – 1907, while the actual picture must be from the 1800s. During this time, postcards had an undivided address side, with horizontal lines running across.
This was determined by fact that the use of the word “POST CARD” or “POSTCARD” (as one or two words) was granted by the government to private printers on Dec. This example card from Pittsburgh had a back as shown below: The “divided back” card, with space for a message on the address side, came into use in the United States in 1907. The “divided back” era is considered by many to be the “Golden Age” of postcard history because senders were now able write on the back of postcards leaving the front images intact.
They published post cards in tinted Collotype in Germany.
K&K published post cards during the 1880s through 1906.
1939 - A new type of photographic production process called Photochrome first appeared on postcards. After the war Mike Roberts led the way with WESTCO cards soon to be followed by other firms such as Dexter Press of Nyack, New York, and Plastichrome Company of Boston. During that same time period, the Burney brothers, located in Aurora, Missouri, were quickly becoming one of the largest road map printers in the country. Bob (Robert Teeple) Petley was born on November 11, 1912, in Akron, Ohio and passed away on July 7, 2006.