Unadilla River, near Sidney, NY (1909)
Description and backside text on postcard
View, 1-cent post card;
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches; Pre-1917
Inscribed with a note:
Hello all; Just a line to tell you I am alive and very pleasantly situated. Everything is fine. Wanted to thank you for your business to me. Pleasant thoughts. Love to all. Minnie.
Addressed to: Mrs. Howard Evory, Rowayton, Conn.
Dating postcards from 1893 through the 1900s
- 1893-1898: Pioneer era: Undivided backs
- 1901-1907: “Post Card” imprint and undivided backs for address only with message on front
- Private Mail Card era: The government gave permission to private printers to sell post cards
- 1907-1915: Address and message on back with – generally –no white border
- 1915-1930: White border – Imports from Germany had stopped by this time, and the new U.S. cards had a lesser print quality