If you would like
to contribute any images to this site, please e-mail your submission(s)
to Elaine Martin.
The United States Postal Service began issuing pre-stamped postal cards in 1873. The USPS was the only establishment allowed to print postcards, and it held its monopoly until May 19, 1898, when Congress passed the Private Mailing Card Act which allowed private publishers and printers to produce postcards. The public could mail the private mailing cards for 1¢ instead of the letter rate of 2¢. Private Mailing Cards Period, 1898 - 1901; Post Card Period, 1901-1907; Divided Back Period, 1907-1914: White Border Period, 1915-1930; Linen Period,1930-1944; Modern Photo chrome-style Period, 1939 - to date.
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