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White Border Period
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 White Border Period, 1915-1930

Until this period, German printers dominated the market in postcard printing. With the beginning of World War I, postcard were supplied mostly by printers in the United States. During these years printers saved ink by not printing to the edge of the card and leaving a white border around the image. Also during this time, the pictures more often were described on the back.

Source: Postcards of the Smithsonian - Postcard Chronology at on 8/3/03

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Created: October 12, 2003   Modified: November 29, 2003