Old photographs - real photograph post cards - rppcs introduction the real photograph post card (rppc) is a cross-over point where the collection of old photographs and post card collection meet essentially the rppc has a photograph on one side and a postcard back. A real photo postcard (rppc) is a continuous-tone photographic image printed on postcard stock the term recognizes a distinction between the real photo process and the lithographic or offset printing processes employed in the manufacture of most postcard images. On real photo post cards, codes in the stamp boxes can also be helpful in dating the card stamp boxes on printed or lithographed cards also offer dating clues often there is a reference in the box to the amount of postage required. The chicago postcard museum is a privately endowed, independent organization devoted to collecting and presenting chicago history through picture postcard imagery and correspondence the virtual museum displays collections of rare, antique, vintage, contemporary and novelty chicago postcards. Here are a number of references which can be used to research old antique postcards and to date vintage postcards many postcard history and postcard artist links are included also see the canadiana and northern ontario postcard photographers pages for additional postcard references.
Note: azo paper without postcard backs continued to be made until 2006 develop out paper these papers utilized developing chemicals to react with the photo paper’s emulsion to bring out the image because this required guess work to judge exposure time, these papers were not as popular at first as printing out papers. Find out how to identify and date real photo vintage postcards on playle's database with images of stamp boxes and backs to identify the age and paper manufacturer of old real photo postcards. Early postcards had an undivided back the back of the postcard was for the address only there was often a statement that said this side for address only the postal service started allowing the use of divided back postcards in march of 1907 so, if your postcard has an undivided back, it is from 1907 or earlier. If it is a real photo postcard you can date them by the stamp box this stamp box reads azo with squares in the corner and the words place stamp here on a chart this indicates the lady lived between 1924 and 1949 when these types of cards were printed.
Most real photo postcards, abbreviated rppc, have information on their backs to help in identifying the manufacturer of the photographic paper that was used by the postcard publisher if you can identify the paper manufacturer, you can approximate the age of the old postcard. A monthly recap of the most expensive and rare postcards to sell at auction and retail. A photo postcard of a ww1 american artillery soldier with azo and 4 triangles pointed up: 1904-1918 and lastly, an rppc of billly sunday evangelical preacher, with azo and four squaresgives a date range of 1926-1940s this last one is interesting, because there is a copyright date of 1908 on the front. Links to great postcard & other websites : postcard dating info metropolitan postcard club ny san francisco chronicle: old swedish offers easy to use software for planning trips and access to a list of some of the very best travel websites roadside america, rppc & topicals vintage postcards & old collectibles: judnick.
French postcard dating from 1875 | source this is the oldest card in my possession the address side gives the date the card was manufactured, september 1875, along with instructions that only the address was to appear on this side of the card, with further instructions on how to write the address accurately. Postcard post card real photo rp rppc photograph 18550 questions and answers about this item no questions or answers have been posted about this item ask a question - opens in a new window or tab seller assumes all responsibility for this listing postage and handling. Vintagepostcardsorg: vintage postcards and old antique postcards for postcard collectors and postcard collecting including roadside america, vintage real photo (rppc) post cards, canadiana and topical postcards.
Addressed to a mr johnnie bohm in dubois, nebraska, this real photo postcard was mailed from adams, nebraska on may 7th, 1912 the image is a curious one, as it seems to be a candid shot from a time when photographs were typically posed. According to mark miller, a publishing company used the image without his permission to make a printed, colorized postcard, printed in high volumes, the colored postcard, rather than miller’s black-and-white real photo postcard, became the more recognized image of downtown fort collins. Dating a real photo postcard and other tidbits you can date this rppc (real photo postcard) by studying the stamp box this will not work if the postcard has been mailed and the stamp box is covered. Best buy real photo postcard rppc two girls and dog outdoors 7 most popular original madison,wi 1917 rppc real photo postcard boy scouts loyalty parade 8 best buy real photo postcard rppc men front of theatre puppeteer puppet boy w mask 9 most popular american indian girl w typewriter antique real photo postcard rppc 10.
Old real-photo postcards among your collection of family letters and photos might contain a variety of clues worth exploring from stamp boxes to postmarks and messages, there can be genealogical gold in the littlest things. This is a real photo postcard identified as the fortner house in waverly, iowa indiana dating back to the early 1900's , the view shows a handsome late 19th century style brick commercial buildifrom 2082123. Playle has a wonderful website to help us the stamp box gives us the clue to the postcard’s date it contains the letters azo, with four triangles pointing up – dated 1904-1918 this is a great example of the photo postcards – or real photo postcards (rppc) as per the playle website this is a favorite of mine, as it is an outdoor scene. 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.