Dating tuck postcards
This article, however, will categorize landmarks or eras in American postcard production.
More precisely numismatics encompasses the collecting of coins, paper money, and medals.
In May 1893 vendors exhibited and sold picture postcards to the public.
Pre-stamped postcards had been introduced decades earlier.
Some cards bear an image on only a portion of the card with most of the front left for a message.
Still others have no place for a message, which is why many cards from this era have a message written on the image itself.That averages out to just more than nine postcards a year mailed for every person in the country.