Curt Otto Teich March — was an American publisher of German descent who produced popular color postcards , primarily of scenes from American life. He was a pioneer of the offset printing process. Teich was born in Greiz , Thuringia modern-day Germany , and, following his family’s traditional career as printers and publishers, worked as a printer’s apprentice in Lobenstein. Teich is best known for its “Greetings From” postcards with their big letters, vivid colors, and bold style. The company closed in In , it was announced that the archives would be transferred to the Newberry Library. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Curt Teich, Sr. Greiz , Thuringia. Indian Rocks Beach, Florida.
Vintage Linen Postcards
I made the purchase because of the neat stamps used for mailing. Being the promoter of postcard collecting that Bill was, he told me there were over boxes of view folders back at his warehouse. He suggested I should come by and take a look sometime.
Information on dating Teich postcards is available on the internet but not folders so I called the Curt Teich Postcard Archives when it was located.
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As previously mentioned on page one, the Haynes family were the largest publisher of Yellowstone postcards, but they werenot the only game in town and many other companies made successful inroads on Yellowstone postcard sales. Some of the other more popular publishers were: Acmegraph Co. Kropp; H. Tammen Co.
Aero Distributing circa , Vintage postcard. Condition: VG. Very good condition with light usage showing. Linen look nightime.
There are already plenty of sites that have a lot of useful information about dating postcards, so rather than rewrite what’s already been written I’ll simply put links to them Postcard was Published. Most of the above guides deal with the type of postcard and the various markings and numbering system the manufacturers used, but a rough date can often be determined by the buildings, clothing, vehicles and other items in the postcard picture itself. What people wrote on the back of the card can also provide useful information Terre Haute, Ind.
The old Post Office stood on the southwest corner of Cherry and Seventh Streets and was built in It was demolished in and the site used for a new Federal building. The Rose Dispensary stood on the northwest corner of Cherry and Seventh Streets and the construction of it started in In the ‘s it was converted to a movie theatre and renamed the Grand Theatre. It was demolished in and the site used by Terre Haute House as a parking lot.
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Greetings From Tennessee This high quality giclee print is reproduced from a mid-century large letter postcard. Mid-century vintage Curt-Teich postcards were printed on linen, which gives this reproduction added depth and visual texture. We offer our reproduction image in a variety of formats,. Greetings From Lake George This high quality giclee print is reproduced from a Curt-Teich postcard image dating from Original vintage Curt-Teich postcards were printed on linen,.
The date of the postmark also appears in this field. One of the premier postcard publishers during this era was the Curt Teich Company in Chicago.
Lindsay Baker. Foreword by Joe Sonderman. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, Illustrations, map, index. The Curt Teich Postcard Archive, a collection of some 2. Lindsay Baker’s Portrait of Route Images from the Curt Teich Postcard Archives mines a subset of the collection: the [End Page ] book presents a carefully curated selection of postcards and attendant production materials dating between and the late s that promoted businesses along the famed American highway.
Portrait of Route 66 is thoughtfully designed and impeccably organized. Individual chapters, distinguished by color-coded headings, are dedicated to each state traversed by Route 66 Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California.
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I was attending the Harrison County Historical Society Christmas Party last weekend and some friends and I were trying to identify a postcard that was labeled as Main Street, Clarksburg. It was unrecognizable as Main Street as we knew it, so we started talking about the clues that the postcard presented us about the time period it was created so we could use Clarksburg City Directories to find the location of the home in the photo. This is the postcard that spawned this blog post.
As I looked for information that could help date the card, I found that much can be learned about the content of postcards from the history of their production.
Stamp boxes on printed or lithographed cards also offer dating clues. The firm of Curt Teich flourished because of its line of linen postcards. Tichenor Brothers.
Skip to main content. Archival Collections. Help us improve our website Send feedback. Search The Archives. Use the right side menu to identify relevant boxes and place requests. Citation Print Generating Staff Only. The National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection contains approximately 20, postcards dating from to the s with the bulk of the cards from the years to The collection represents over 3, locations in the United States, as well as a small number of foreign countries.
There is a particular strength in cards from the New England states although all 50 states are documented.
Hammon cards, or even Century of Progress postcards. They have over 5, V. Hammon postcards, 3, Century of Progress postcards, over , Curt Teich cards, and more. The archives are actually in Libertyville, IL, and researchers may request different images and lists for a fee. On the website there is also a guide for dating Curt Teich postcards.
To John Hinde USA for permission to use various Tichnor postcards that may still Teich Postcard Archives, for its assistance in dating various Curt Teich cards.
Browse all items in the collection. OR Create a report of your search results: Teich report tool. The Curt Teich Postcard Archives Collection is widely regarded as the largest public collection of postcards and related materials in the United States. When received at the Newberry Library it was estimated at 2. The postcards include a range of subjects and genres: rural vistas and urban skylines, tourist attractions and emergent industries, domestic scenes and global conflicts.
Standing at the intersection of American commerce and visual culture, they demonstrate the country’s evolving conception of itself-and its place in the world-during the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. For more information, view the Newberry’s Curt Teich Postcard Archives Collection research guide , or contact a reference librarian: reference newberry.
Using the Curt Teich Postcard Archives
Every subject known to man can be found on a postcard. Post Card History and Dating Methods. Although the world’s first picture post cards date from the s to the mids, post cards, as we know them, came into being in the United States about
As I looked for information that could help date the card, I found that much can The Curt Teich & Co. was a prominent printer of these cards.
This undated postcard depicts several men and perhaps one woman on the banks of Contentnea Creek in Wilson County. One, at far left, appears to kneel in a pirogue. A closer look reveals that several, including the woman, are African-American. The index cards are arranged alphabetically by state and then town or other geographic entity. Here is the Wilson, N. Numbered in sequence, all were taken in A gift from Samuel C.
Lathan arrived in the mail recently:. Zion Church. Close examination of the photograph reveals fascinating details, many of which help date the image. The photographer set up his camera near the curb a surprising feature! First Missionary Baptist Church , built in , would have been across from and slightly behind him.
Prints: Vintage Souvenir Postcards
The Curt Teich Company was once was the world leader in the printing of view and advertising postcards. The Collection is widely regarded as the largest public collection of postcards and related materials in the United States. When received at the Newberry Library it was estimated at 2.
Search for “Curt Teich Postcard Archives”. Other companies may have this information listed as well. Wayne Publishing’s silver border series date to the s.
Permission of Visual Materials Curator required to view originals. Contact Special Collections for more information. The company was founded by Curt Teich, a German immigrant who came from a lineage of printers and followed his brother to Chicago in At the time Teich opened his own printing firm, competition in Chicago was strong among newspapers and magazine printers. In , in an attempt to carve out a niche for himself in the printing market, he returned to his native Germany to learn new techniques for the color printing of landscape views derived from black-and-white photographs.
American Art. By , Curt Teich had mastered the photochrom printing process, dubbed the C. American Art process. While visiting Germany in , Curt Teich learned the experimental color printing processes of German printers. Teich recalled in a family history published in that the process was so cumbersome that he did not seek a patent. In , to reduce labor cost, Teich installed a new and fast offset-lithography press that printed four colors over black halftone impressions derived originally from a black-and-white- photograph , resulting in delicately tinted postcards.
Thirty-two postcards were impressed on each sheet, affording Curt Teich to maintain quality and meet high volume demands faster than his competition. Of the six photo ticket proofs in the collection, the three that date from January of are marked to be printed in this photochrom process: 4m Ptchm ; the three dating from January of are marked to be printed in the 5 m Photo-Glazed style. The latter refers to the C.