Antique and Vintage Postcards
Postcards, sometimes spelled out in two words as "post cards," emerged during the late 19th century as national postal systems began to standardize and improve their delivery methods. America’s first “postal card” was copyrighted by John P. Carlton in 1861, who sold the rights to H.L. Lipman in Philadelphia. Lipman’s Postal Cards were non-pictorial, meaning their front was designed as a blank space for the sender’s message, and the back was...