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Their first cards contracted with the Detroit Publishing Company seem to have made their appearance around 1903, with some having their logo blind embossed on them.
They continued to publish sets of views and types that were manufactured by a number of different printers as both real photo cards and in printed form.
Before this, there were advertising cards that were often hand-delivered.
As people caught on to the usefulness of this cheap and fast method of sending messages, the poor man’s telegram - remember the telephone did not yet exist - national postal services authorised the sending of postcards through their postal systems.
This time, there were about 10,000 competition entries.
On the 11th of April 2008, Postcrossing reached it's first million of exchanged postcards, surpassing all the best initial expectations. Things were never quite the same after wwii, Reginald (now Sir Reginald) died in 1954 and his son Bruce inherited the title of baronet but soon left the Company.
This photo studio created souvenir books and postcards from their photographs.The same images from earlier series were often reproduced later in other techniques.Their cards were oriented toward an American audience as the titles and backs were printed in English. Other products and companies referred to herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies or mark holders. Information in this document is subject to change without notice.