These family photos and snapshots will show standard family poses, including little Jimmy in his school uniform, the family picnicking or a wedding reception.Some real photo postcards were used for advertising or sold to the public at stores and are equivalent to trading cards– and, thus, actively collected by trading card collectors.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.
Companion Website with Image Downloads A companion website gives the reader high resolution color images of all the photographs and vintage advertisements in the book.
This website gives the reader of the economical black and white printed book a look and the enchanting colors of the media at the time.
A real photo postcard (RPPC) is a continuous-tone photographic image printed on postcard stock.
The term recognizes a distinction between the real photo process and the lithographic or offset printing processes employed in the manufacture of most postcard images.
The card had the address on one side and a message on the other, but no picture.