Today we are looking at Pike’s Peak lit up by the moon.
The back of the card says the same thing.
This information is from the Metropolitan Postcard Club website: The eagle sitting on the shield tells us that the publisher of this card was the Illustrated Post Card Company. They were in business from 1905 to 1914. Their office was located at 520 West 84th Street, New York, NY. They produced a wide variety of tinted halftone postcards in series that were printed by Emil Pinkau in Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. Each city or location of their color card sets was assigned the same number prefix. They also published an unnumbered series of chromolithographic fine art cards that were printed in Dresden. Many of their early cards do not have their name on them, only their distinct eagle logo.
Up the left side of this post card one can see their other logo plus a prefix number. It is a 6 followed by a dash 9. “6.-9” So, the six must mean either Denver, Colorado Springs or just the state of Colorado. Their best known cards are from a very large set that captured scenes throughout the City of New York. These cards tended to use brighter than average colors and were titled in a very distinct font. Similar cards, but with more subdued writing, appeared afterwards depicting scenes from the surrounding regions such as Long Island.
In 1909 they stopped importing cards from Germany and began printing their own. A large number of black & white cards were produced in a more open halftone with some being poorly hand colored. These black & white cards were numbered consecutively.
From the information above we can now say that the card was printed between 1907 (divided era begins on March 1, 1907) and 1909 (when this company stopped importing from Germany).