Steamer ‘Sylvia’, Connecticut River, Springfield, Mass., by Moonlight
Description and backside text on postcard
One-Cent, View Post Card Massachusetts,
Americhrome; Leipzi Berlin New York;
P-66288; Printed in the United States
Published by the Springfield News Company, Springfield, Mass.
Steamer Sylvia, one of the pleasure steamers navigating the Connecticut River between Springfield and the most popular pleasure resort, Riverside Park.
Domestic one Cent; Foreign Two Cents
“1917” penciled on back
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches; unused;
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