Real Photo Postcards - The Social Media of the Turn of the Century
The only guide to identifying and dating Photo Postcards. These postcards, wildly popular from the mid-1900s to 1920, were the social media of the era. Much family history can be derived from the messages and images on them. This book helps you date the postcards when postmarks and written documentation is not available. This a a must for the library of:
- Family Historians
- History Researchers
|How were picture postcards made?
Kokak 3A Folding Camera
This camera and others like it took postcard size negatives which then made the postcards.
Real Photo Postcards were just regular pictures developed on pre-printed postcard stock. When having your film developed, it was an option to receive plain prints or postcards.
Learn about the history of the photo postcards with the Real Photo Postcards KwikGuide.
Companion Website with Image DownloadsA 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.
Discover the Clues to Dating Picture Postcards
These vintage postcards are sometimes called picture postcards or RPPC ( short name for Real Photo Postcards). These were actual photographs (hence the name Real), taken by our ancestors or studio photographers, that were printed on postcard blank.
This KwikGuide is the first book written for the genealogist and historian that wishes to understand the special place these postcards held in society, and when they were made.
Chapters included are:
- Chapter 1 ~ Government Postcards
- Chapter 2 ~ Private Mailing Cards
- Chapter 3 ~ The Postcard Rage
- Chapter 4 ~ The Modern Postcard
- Chapter 5 ~ Stamp Boxes and Stamps
- Chapter 6 ~ Image Styles and Sizes
- Chapter 7- Fashion and Style
- Chapter 8 ~ Cars, Farms, and Gatherings
- Chapter 9 ~ The Demise of RPPCs
- Appendix A - Early Kodak Cameras
- Appendix B ~ Common Film Sizes
- Appendix C ~ Postcard and Camera Influence
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- Published on: 2013-04-22
- ISBN: 978-09835785-8-1
- Original Language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 11"h x 8.5"w, 1 pound
- Binding: Soft cover
- 70 pages, BW
Real Photo Postcards KwikGuide
A Guide to Identifying and Dating Real Photo Postcards of the 20th Century.
by Gary W. Clark
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Real Photo Postcards (RPPC)
Real Photo Postcards KwikGuide is a fun guide to the popular postcards in the early 20th century. This guide is a required reading for genealogists, family historians, postcard collectors, and vintage photograph enthusiasts. The KwikGuide presents a short history of all postcards and then covers Real Photo Postcards in detail, including how to recognize and date them.
Dating postcards is important to understanding who the subjects in the picture may be. For collectors, determining the date of a photograph may help understand the rarity and value of a postcard. Typical clues for dating postcards such as stamps, stamp boxes, and card format are illustrated with fine images from the PhotoTree.com collection.
Informative chapters include:
- History of Postcards
- Stamps and Stamp Boxes
- Postcard Size and Formats
- Postcard Galleries
- Fashion and Style
- The Demise of Photo Postcards
. . and more.
A companion website allows the reader to view high resolution, color images found in the Real Photo Postcards KwikGuide.