Tuesday, August 2, 2011
This is a linen postcard showing the lower Manhattan Skyline in New York City. What I find interesting is the dirigible flying overhead. There are lots of Manhattan Skyline postcards out there, from all eras, but not so many with dirigibles in them, and that makes this card kind of neat.
This card has the look of a white border (about 1918-32), but when you look closely, and tilt it a little, you see the ridges, so it's a linen card (about 1932-52). I wonder if this was printed from an image originally used on white border cards. I've seen old linens reprinted on chromes before, so it's possible a white border could be reprinted on a linen.