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Modern Photochrome Period
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 Modern Photochrome-style Period, 1939 - to date

Modern Photochrome-style postcards first appeared in 1939 with the Union Oil Company carrying them in their western service stations. Production of the postcards was slowed during World War II because of supply shortages, but after the war, they dominated the postcard market. The photochrome postcards are in color, are the closest to real photographs, and are the ones most familiar to us today. The postcard rate in 1952 was 2 cents.



Source: Postcards of the Smithsonian - Postcard Chronology at http://www.si.edu/archives/postcard/chronology.htm on 8/3/03

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