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Old 05-16-2007, 09:24 PM
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Early Modern Era aka the White Border Period
1915 - 1930

Up until this period the Germans had dominated the postcard market. Now that the supply of cards being imported declined, cards were being primarily supplied by printers in the United States. American technology then started to advance and the United States began producing some higher quality cards, although they still produced mostly inferior cards in order to compete in the market place.
After WWI, the German publishing industry was never rebuilt. Many of the finest publishing houses in both England and Germany had been bombed, original art and equipment was destroyed. Other European publishers were forced out of the market in the United States by high import taxes.

Most postcards were printed by U.S. publishers during this period. The higher costs of post war publishing combined with the inexperience of making cards brought down the quality significantly. To save on the price of ink, "white borders" were left around the postcards. Soon the public lost interest in postcards and collecting and the postcard and greeting card market plummeted. Going to the movies was the new "visual" experience. Many postcard and greeting card publishers went out of business.

However the view card market remained strong. Real Photo card publishers were not effected by the decline. New rotary drum printers let publishers print thousands of cards of one particular image. Roadside postcard racks began to spring up at every tourist attraction.
Another exception to the decline were the "Hand Tinted" postcards being produced in France and Belgium. These were photo postcards with various topics which were colored by hand giving them a realistic color look. Many were true works of art. Unfortunately these cards did not last long. The process of hand tinted card was very labor intensive and unhealthy! Mostly women artists sat in rows while the postcards were passed down "assembly line" style. Each women was responsible for a particular color. The cards were small, the artwork detailed. Women would wet the tip of their brush, usually cotton covered, with their lips as they worked. Soon the lead in the paint took its toll as women became sick. Hand tinted postcards soon were discontinued.
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Old 05-16-2007, 09:49 PM
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Kathy,Thimbles are on their way to you...Hubby sent them out air mail to you...not sure how long it will take for them to get to you...enjoy...

Post cards sent out today too...
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Old 05-17-2007, 04:01 AM
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Glad to see some of you have gotten your New york post cards.....hopefully the rest will arrive soon.

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Old 05-17-2007, 09:57 AM
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Hi,
Yes Barbszy I do have you down as receiveing the pc. I have a list of who I send out to just so I can remember LOL I do have alot of sernior moments lately with all that is going on here at home I enjoy each and everyone of you and your wonderful pc's. Now the ones I have not heard from are
Laura (Apricot)
MsGumbo (Jackie)
Rosey (Stardust12)
Bensmom 526 (Nancy)
Janet
Now if you had already posted and I missed it I have diffently losing my mind sorry. It is not very hard to do with me.
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Old 05-17-2007, 10:21 AM
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Donna marie Nancy put her back out and has been witout a computer for a week now so maybe that is why you have not heard from her. I know she was going to appts with the cardiologist for high blood pressure too.

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Old 05-17-2007, 01:20 PM
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Hi all. I got a card today from Craft_e_mom.. thank you Debbie for the pretty sunset on the water. I love to watch the sun set & see it reflected in the water.

I'm getting some cards ready to go out for this weekend... I'll post when I have them ready to go out.

Theresa, I have your shells ready to go out... just need to get time to take them to the post office to get them mailed off.
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Old 05-17-2007, 05:26 PM
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Craftyldy, I haven't received anything from you recently but our mail has been very slow lately, so it could still be traveling.
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Old 05-17-2007, 09:18 PM
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Thank you Minny,my daughter will love the shells...

I still have not gotten my June Swaps done...but hopefully this weekend when I am feeling a bit better I will get them done and hubby will mail them out on Tuesday with Monday being a holiday...hugs
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Old 05-18-2007, 01:19 AM
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Postcards Received!

I am so sorry that I have not been able to post lately, but I just wanted to give a shout out for all the interesting postcards I received this week. First of all, thank you Kayleen and Mom for the wonderful Flower postcard, and for Panj for the very interesting Fort Knox pc!
Today, I received the angle shot close-up of the Statue of Liberty and brought back memories when I visited New York years ago and got to climb up that statue. I really appreciated that you remembered me Deb. I hope you had a great time there! And lastly, Seleach, the Cranberry Harvest pc is amazing and also quite interesting for me, since this family of ours love cranberry juice, especially my dd. And I know in the morning when the kids see the pc's we will have lots to talk about. I thank you ladies from all across the country and Canada and Australia for your pc's!! God Bless you and I will do my best to keep in touch. I am just real busy these days.
Hugs, Hugs, Hugs,.....
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Thanks to DebbieH for the great card from MI..it is a nice addition to my maps
also thanks to Sue for my June swap..that I also received in yesterday's mail..you are so talented..I can do a granny square but never tried much else..I am going to have to learn how to do these..love it...
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