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Many historic images come in the form of postcards. The design of the postcard can provide clues to the date of its printing. This can be very helpful for dating postcard images of natural landscapes.

Click on the thumbnail that closely resembles your postcard style.

Undivided Backs (Pre-1907)
Undivided Back
Divided Backs (1907-1915)
Divided Back
White Border (1915-1930)
White Border
Linen (1930-1945)
Photochrome (1939-Present)
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