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February 28, 2021

Street Scenes of the U.S From the 1960s Through 30 Wonderful Color Real Photo Postcards

Postcards are always of great historical and social interest. In 1903 Kodak introduced the No. 3A Folding Pocket Kodak. The camera, designed for postcard-size film, allowed the general public to take photographs and have them printed on postcard backs, usually in the same dimensions as standard vintage postcards. Many other cameras were used, some of which used glass photographic plates that produced images that had to be cropped in order to fit the postcard format.

In 1907, Kodak introduced a service called “real photo postcards,” which enabled customers to make a postcard from any picture they took.

While Kodak was the major promoter of photo postcard production, the company used the term “real photo” less frequently than photographers and others in the marketplace from 1903 to ca. 1930.

Here’s a look back at images of street scenes of the United States from the 1960s through a gallery of 30 wonderful vintage postcards:

Wenatchee, Washington

Bennettsville, South Carolina

Miles City, Montana

Yuma, Arizona

Livingston, Montana

Redding, California

Carson City, Nevada

Scottsdale, Arizona

Bellingham, Washington

Everett, Washington

Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Sandpoint, Idaho

Lewiston, Idaho

Central City, Colorado

Elgin, Illinois

Madras, Oregon

Williston, North Dakota

Santa Monica, California

West Palm Beach, Florida

Filmore, Utah

Kingsport, Tennessee

Blaine, Washington

Fairhope, Alabama

Anchorage, Alaska

Port Angeles, Washington

Roseburg, Oregon

Everett, Washington

Eugene, Oregon

Indio, California

Seal Beach, California

(Images from SwellMap’s Flickr)




1 comment:

  1. Look at all the J.C. Penney stores! Now a shell of a once dominant retailer.

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