|Scope & Content||A color postcard of Roanoke Hospital with Mill Mountain in the background in Roanoke, Virginia. The postcard is postmarked March 30, 1950 with two 1-cent stamps. Published by Asheville Postcard Company in Asheville, North Carolina.|
Radio & television towers
Asheville Post Card Co.
Neil, K. H. Mrs
The "white border" era, named for obvious reasons, lasted from about 1916 to 1930. The "linen card" era lasted from about 1931 to the early 1950s, when cards were primarily printed on papers with a textured surface similar to linen cloth. The last and current postcard era, which began about 1939, is the "chrome" era, however these types of cards didn't begin to dominate until about 1950. The images on these cards are generally based on colored photographs, and are readily identified by the glossy appearance given by the paper's coating.
On March 1st, 1907 the Post Office allowed private citizens to write on the address side of a postcard. It was on this date that postcards were allowed to have a "divided back".
|Collection||History Museum of Western Virginia|
|Number of images||2|
|Extent of Description||1-postcard, 3 1/2" x 5 1/2"|