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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Quantity Over Quality

This post card is an example of how popular post cards were in the early 1900s. They were producing them so quickly that sometimes something might slip on the production.

In this case the card stock cutter missed its mark.
The white strip at the top of the post card is supposed to be cut in half length-wise. The top half is to be the bottom of the previous card and the bottom is to be the top of this post card. Instead we get to have a “sneak peak” at the bottom of the previous post card along with this post card.

OR the bottom of this post card is showing at the top instead of at the bottom is another way of looking at the situation.

Anyway… This is a close up of the crew of one of the engines that pulls a car up to the top of Pikes Peak. There is no obvious number on the engine, but it is one of the early models.
This post card belongs to the Divided Back Era, so it was published between 1907 and 1915. There is no indication on the front or the back who the printer or the publisher were. But the fancy design around the words POST CARD on the back will reveals one or the other once we can break that code!!

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