These will show standard family poses, including little Jimmy in his school uniform, the family picnicking, a wedding photo.
Some real photo postcards were used for advertising or sold to the public at stores.
Needless to say, it’s good practice to buy from reputable sellers who guarantee authenticity.
Most were the equivalent of family photographs intended to be given to relatives and friends or to be put in the family album.Kodak introduce plastic resin-coated paper in 1968.* * If the front and back has a multi-color dot pattern under strong magnification, as on a modern baseball card, it’s more than probably modern reprint, likely made on someone’s home computer. 1910 — 1924 AZO (Squares in each corner) 1925 — 1940s AZO (4 triangles pointing upward) 1904 — 1918 AZO (2 triangles up, 2 triangles down) 1918-1930 AZO (diamonds in corners) 1907 — 1909 AZO (nothing in corners) 1922 — 1926 Other tips between for telling the difference between vintage and modern reprints As old postcards can easily be reprinted on home computer printers these days, the following are some additional tips for telling the difference between vintage and modern reprint.
As you might expect the counterfeit ones will be of primo subjects, such as Babe Ruth, Shoeless Joe Jackson or Jim Thorpe.The key is silvering is an aging process and appears after decades.The presence of silvering is strong evidence of a real photo postcards old age.* Early real photo postcards are on thinner stock have matte backs, though the fronts can be glossy.