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Linen Period
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 Web Linen Period, 1930-1944

With the development of new printing processes, postcards would be printed with high rag content, which gave them a look of being printed on cloth or linen. This period is also characterized by the use of bright colors. Most postcards also retained the white border, but some were printed to the edge of the card. The back remained virtually the same.

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

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