Vintage Advertising Postcards
Almost from the moment postcards were introduced as a quick and cheap way to send a note, they were identified as a quick and cheap way to advertise. Two years after the first mass-produced picture postal card was developed in Austro-Hungary by 1870, the first commercial advertisement was sent as a postcard in England. The U.S. government was slower to embrace the concept of the postal card, but finally did in 1872. That was the year the...