EARLY AMERICAN POSTCARDS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

PART 1: THE FORERUNNER PIONEER POSTCARD PERIOD (1868- May, 11, 1873)

• Historical Perspectives 11

• The Unresolved Systemic Problem 16

• The First Forerunner Postcards; Names, Pictures, and Notes. 18-28

• The Lipman Postcards 29

• Overview of the Trends in this Period 33

 

PART 2 THE EARLY PIONEER PERIOD (MAY 12, 1873-April 30, 1893)

• Historical Perspectives 35

• Privately published postcards in the Early Pioneer Period

• Goodsell Series 37

• Munson Series 38

• Crump Series 39

• Livermore & Knight Series 40

• Expositions 40

• The Government Decision to Publish Government Postal Cards 42

(Creating Coexistence of Private and Public Postcards)

• Gallery of Government Postal Cards in the Early Pioneer Period 45

 

PART 3 THE LATE PIONEER POSTCARD PERIOD, (May 1, 1893 – June 30, 1898)

• Historical Perspectives 59

• The World’s Columbian Exposition 60

• Catalog of Privately Published Late Pioneer Period Postcards 71

• Catalog of Anonymous Late Pioneer Period Postcards 195

• Catalog of Overprints on Late Pioneer Period Postcards 212

• Catalog of Government Postal Cards in the Late Pioneer Period 223

 

PART 4 THE PRIVATE MAILING CARD PERIOD(July 1, 1898 – December 23, 1901)

• The Political Turmoil 231

• The Growing Hostilities and the War 232

• The Media’s Effect on Public Opinion 232

• The Role of Congress 233

• The Appointment of a new Postmaster-General and

Human Failure 233 2

 

• The PMC LAW 234

• The Reaction of Private Publishing Companies 235

• The Printed Matter Rate Dilemma 236

• PMC Mandated Type Changes

• TYPE 1 (July 1, 1898–Nov 7, 1898) Postal Order 242 239

• Type 2 (Nov 8, 1898–Jun 23, 1899) Postal Order 481 240

• TYPE 3 (June 24, 1899–Nov 19, 1899) Postal Order 354 241

• TYPE 4 (Nov 20, 1899 – Dec 23, 1901) Postal Order 722 241

• The Mystery of Generic Postcards 243

• National and International Events During the PMC Era 244

• PMC Rogue Postcards 244

• The End of the PMC Law 245

• Vestiges of the Private Mailing Card Act 248

• THE CATALOG OF PRIVATELY PUBLISHED POSTCARDS 249

• THE GOVERNMENT POSTAL CARDS in the PMC Period 367

• Overprints on Private Mailing Cards 370

• The Trends and Events 373

 

PART 5 THE APPENDIX

•Appendix 1 Definitions 376

•Appendix 2 To Identify Early American Postcards 378

•Appendix 3 A Visual Guide to Early American Government Postal 380

Cards from May 11, 1893 to Dec 20, 1901

•Appendix 4 A Visual Guide to Stamps on Postcards 1861 – 1880 385

•Appendix 5 Timeline of Early American Postcards 387

•Appendix 6 Letter sent to Congress Jan. 14, 1896 re Private

Mailing Cards 388

•Appendix 7 Benjamin Franklin’s Contributions 389

•Appendix 8 Chronology of Early American Postcards, by Date and

Authorization 390

•Appendix 9 Conventions used for Identification, Cataloging, Storage, and Retrieval of Data 396

•Appendix 10 Bibliography 397

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