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Washington Postcards

Creator:
Washington News Co.  Search this
Buckingham, C. O.  Search this
Collector:
North Carolina Museum of History  Search this
Names:
Library of Congress -- 1900-1910 -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Lincoln Memorial (Washington, D.C.) -- 1900-1910  Search this
Parrot, The (restaurant) -- ca. 1906 -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Folder
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Postcards
Picture postcards
Photolithographs
Photomechanical prints
Reproductions
Date:
circa 1906
Scope and Contents:
Three picture postcards of Washington, D.C., one postmarked 1906; all are photomechanical reproductions of photographs: two color photolithographs of: (1) the Library of Congress (printed in Germany, addressed, with Christmas greeting, postmarked 1906); (2) the Lincoln Memorial (publ. Washington News Co., copyright C.O. Buckingham, no message, unmailed); and (3) a black-and-white advertising postcard of a restaurant interior ("The Parrot", no message, unmailed).
Arrangement:
Collection is unarranged.
HIstorical Note:
"Picture postcards became the medium of choice for informal correspondence shortly after their introduction in the first decade of the twentieth century. Many postcards were engraved, lithographed, or otherwise mass produced.... Taken as a whole, postcards provide us with the most complete pictorial record of life in early twentieth century America...."*

The history of commercial photomechanical postcard publishing is treated in references such as: Range, Thomas E. The Book of Postcard Collecting. New York: Dutton, 1980.
Provenance:
Collection donated by North Carolina Museum of History, through Allen R. Hoilman, Collections Assistant in 1988 and 1989.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Probably public domain due to copyright expiration. Fees for commercial use.
Topic:
Buildings -- 1900-1910 -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Restaurants -- 1900-1910  Search this
Tourist trade -- 1900-1910  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards -- 1900-1910
Picture postcards -- 1890-1910
Photolithographs
Photomechanical prints
Reproductions
Photomechanical prints -- 1900-1950
Citation:
Washington Postcards, circa 1906, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0413
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep82398320e-f17c-4107-84de-4d5f6e2bfba9
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0413

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