Lecture: History of the Postcard with Robert M. Craig
August 22, 2023 6:00-7:00pm
The free public talk on the “History of the Postcard” is a fascinating review of the changing styles of postcards, illustrated by postcards from Germany, Austria, and the U.S.
Author Robert Craig’s presentation will trace the birth and evolution of the postcard (changing space allowances for address, message, and image), illustrate early hand-colored postcard images printed in Germany and distributed by local pharmacies, as well as the wide range of postcards produced by the Curt Teich Company, the world’s largest printer of postcards during the early and mid-20th century. Other producers of postcards, competitors to Curt Teich, are also featured.
Robert Craig’s newest book, Ocean City’s Historic Boardwalk, Beach, and Bay: The Fisher Collection will be available for purchase at the program. Find out more info here.