Many of the postcards we have at the Archives were printed by Curt Teich & Co.
The Private Mailing Card Act of May 19, 1898, stipulated that private mailing cards measure 3.25 x 5.5 inches.
After 1901, postcards typically measured 3.5 x 5.5 inches, although variations in size exist.
Curt Teich & Co., a postcard printing company, operated from 1898-1978 and specialized in view (postcards that have scenic views) and advertising postcards.
Curt Teich was the largest volume printer of these types of postcards in the world from the 1920s to the 1940s.
Postcard producers printed cards that followed the current trends of postcards.Dates can be approximated by the material and design of a postcard.