Miesler from Berlin. The Postcard boom. To meet the demand, established chromolitho printers enlarged their capacities. Faster, modern flatbed presses with bigger printing formats, improved prepress equipment and techniques came in use.
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New firms concentrating on ppc printing were set up by businessmen who had realised the profit potential of the picture postcards, now not only used for correspondence but starting to become an item of interest to collectors. The big, well-known postcard publisher Ottmar Zieher, Mu nich, claimed having published different cards from Germany and Austria-Hungary by Oct.
By the way, m any O. Zieher cards were printed by E. Some of major Printing Processes used back then:. Chromo Lithography. Collotype printing process. This photographic printing process did not allow original colours unless hand-coloured but it showed an authentic, detailed photographic image. For some time blue cyan was popular. But collotype printing was also slow, difficult to handle, so nothing for higher quantities during the early years.
The photographic halfton e reproduction. Its rich history has drawn tourists to the area from the Fox Lake, nestled as it is in the the heart of the chain, has been Fox Lake, nestled as it is in the the heart of the chain, has been one of the Chicago area's favorite recreation destinations for over years. Starting in the late s, wealthy sportsmen constructed clubs that sparked an era Of the several entrances to the White Mountains, none is more majestic than the Franconia Of the several entrances to the White Mountains, none is more majestic than the Franconia Gateway.
The gateway begins in the valley of the Pemigewasset River and reaches through broad meadows, between jagged mountains, alongside quiet pools and cascades of Midland, Texas Postcard History Series. Midland was a young farming and ranching community on the southern edge of the Llano Midland was a young farming and ranching community on the southern edge of the Llano Estacado when the real-photo postcard era began near the opening of the 20th century. Businesses, residents, and promoters embraced this new technology to produce images Missouri at War Postcard History Series.
The Show-Me State possesses an enduring military heritage that unfolded several decades before it became The Show-Me State possesses an enduring military heritage that unfolded several decades before it became a state in and stretches forth to the present day. Missouri has molded many notable military leaders, such as Gen. John J. Pershing, the Arcadia Publishing SC. By , after buying out most of their competition they became an important publisher of holiday cards made with their own specialty papers.
Whitney had put in embossing and paper lace making machinery in his factory so he could manufacture all card components within the United States.
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As postcards came into vogue they began to produce them as well to become an important publisher of postcard greetings. Many mechanical cards were also manufactured at this time. A fire completely destroyed their business in Though George rebuilt he died three years later and the firm was taken over by his son Warren.
By this time they had additional offices in Boston, New York, and Chicago. In when the Second World War made it impossible to acquire enough paper the company was forced to close.
Their cards say Whitney Made or carry a red W. A publisher of artist drawn postcards printed through the tricolor process. They seem to have produced many glamour cards but they are best know for their multi baby series. Within two years this artist cooperative had grown to over members that in addition to creating many fine crafted objects, they designed, published, and printed over a thousand oftheir own postcards. Their cards were all numbered but not all of the names of the artists who designed them were recorded.
These postcards have a simple yet very distinct style that can still vary considerably depending on the artist who designed it. Because their products were designed for a more exclusive audience their cards fetched higher than average prices. But as their work grew more organic over the years its popularity lessened in the face of newer geometric styles.
A publisher of a wide variety of postcard types. These included many view-cards that were artist drawn. Those from Ireland sometimes had shamrock borders.
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They also produced many real photo cards, sepia art reproductions, greeting cards, depictions of dogs, and people in the form of vegetables. These cards were manufactured in England. A Photographer who captured many views and scenes of New York street life, though mostly of uptown Manhattan.
While many of his photos are quite ordinary he recorded many unusual scenes. He is also known to have produced real photo postcards from his travels to India. Stephen H. An artist who produced many paintings and photographs of Western scenery, especially desert views. Willard latter published many of these same images as linen postcards, printed by Curt Teich. They were first known for their matchbook covers, but they later began to publish novelties and roadside postcards.
George Willen opened a second typesetting company in Detroit in that worked on ads for newspapers and magazines. He is however best known for filming the burning of the zeppelin Hindenburg near Lakehurst, NJ in Williamson-Haffner Engraving Co. A publisher of lithographic souvenir books and view-cards of the American West. While their views were largely based on photographic reproduction, many scenes were artist drawn.
They also produced comic postcards. Archibald Dudingston Willis was printer publisher of books, maps, prints, playing cards, and an early pioneer in in the production of Christmas and New Years cards. Their cards have a very bright pallet and elaborate montage design work on both fronts and backs. Willis may have also reproduced the work of local painters. Thankfull Willmett was not only a bookseller, stationer, and printer, he was partners in the North Queensland Newspaper Company and served as Mayor of Townsville for four terms.
The business published a number of view-cards depicting local scenes in tinted halftone that appear as if they were hand colored Some of these cards a a very high gloss finish. Albert M. A publisher of a variety of postcard types including holiday cards and view-cards of regional scenes and Palestine.
Swithin Street, Aberdeen, Scotland. George Washington Wilson began his career as a portrait photographer but gradually moved over to landscapes traveling all over Scotland in search of views. When he died in his studio was one of the largest publishers of photographs in the world. The company went on to publish many of these images as postcards in tinted collotype with an extra blue plate until the firm was liquidated in Tens of thousands of negatives had been produce and many were purchased by former employees such as Fred Hardie who used them to publish cards until Wilson Co.
Morris in , they largely sold books to the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis where they were both students. After graduation, Morris sold his share of the firm to Wilson, and the H. Wilson Company was incorporated in Although they published periodical indexes and literature reference books, they also began producing local view-cards in tinted halftone.
As business expanded, they moved to the Bronx in Photographers who created cabinet cards and published printed postcards depicting views and types of Maylay. Winkleman arrived in New Zealand in By he had taken up photography but continued to supplement his income with other work until opening a studio in in Victoria Arcade. He shot views all over the country but concentrated on maritime scenes. These images were published in photo-chromolithographed and as real photo postcards. Winkleman retired in and sold all his negatives to the Auckland Public Library.
Early publishers of chromolithographic postcards specializing in Gruss aus and anonymous greetings. John O. Winsch began his career as a lithography clerk around the turn of the 20th century. In he was promoted to co-manager of the Art Lithographic Publishing Company, a position he held until Between and he began copyrighting his own artist signed greeting cards, producing almost 4, different designs, many of which were issued in sets. He is especially known for his high quality Halloween and Thanksgiving cards.
Winsch used European artists to work directly with his German printers, most likely through Opacher Brothers in Bavaria. Samuel L. Schmucker was one of their better known artists who created the Winsch Girl. They Though most of their cards were manufactured in Germany, some were printed in Philadelphia.
Other publishers however took advantage of this and began using a similar back hoping to mislead customers and capitalize on the higher prices that Winsch cards fetched. He may have briefly resumed publishing postcards under his own name in the postwar years until his death in They produced real photo postcards of native peoples and local scenery. Some of their photo images were also used to make printed cards. Witten-Dennison Post Card Co. A publisher of view-cards and greeting cards. By they changed their name once again to the Auburn Greeting Card Company. In they were bought out by the D.
Messenger Corp. The photographer Adolph Wittemann along with his brother Herman had been publishing souvenir albums since In they formalized this arrangement by forming the the firm Witteman Brothers.
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Their photographs reproduced as collotypes were printed by Louis Glaser. In they formed the Albertype Company and began printing their own material, but cards printed through the private mailing card era continued to carry the A. Wittemann name. Witte manufactured and sold watercolor painting kits for the hand coloring of photographs, maps, and postcards.