This site is not written by a historian, and does not pretend to academic status.
Yet, we try to provide some information about the postcards displayed, and especially try to date them, precisely or approximately.
FRDATER LES CARTES POSTALES : Ce site n’est pas celui d’un historien, il n’a pas de prétention universitaire.
Pour autant, nous essayons de vous fournir des informations sur les cartes postales, et en particulier de les dater, avec exactitude ou approximativement.
Later the descriptions become more verbose on the address side, but there is still usually a one or two line title on the picture side.
With the introduction of Chromes the title is most often found only on the address side. The Tichnor number for this view is 104973, though I've not yet found any guide as to what date that might represent. Stampboxes also provide a clue to the age of a postcard, within broad limits.
Stamp boxes on printed cards also offer dating clues.
The nation's fervent interest in the 1898 Spanish American War and the expansion of U. naval power accounts for the firm's large inventory of photographs of Cuba and scenes related to the war and for the hundreds of images of warships.
In the 1910s, the Detroit Publishing Company expanded its inventory to include photographic copies of works of art, which were popular educational tools as well as inexpensive home decor.
The Detroit Photographic Company was launched as a photographic publishing firm in the late 1890s by Detroit businessman and publisher William A.
Livingstone, Jr., and photographer and photo-publisher Edwin H. The company obtained the exclusive rights to use the Swiss "Photochrom" process, a photomechanical technique that used lithographic stones to convert black-and-white prints to color.