Friday, January 10, 2014

ice scenery

This is what I found out (courtesy of the Metropolitan Postcard Club of New York City) about Americhrome:

This series was printed in the United States using tinted halftones. These cards are characterized by a medium screen pattern, limited pallet, turquoise skies, and small red block lettering. Their soft look creates the illusion of continuous tone lithography. In later years white border cards and a fine textured linen type card were made that continued to carry the Americhrome name but not the old printed characteristics. They were not always published by the American News Company. Prefix M   (1910-1941).

note: although my pictures have a white border, the postcard does not.  the number is M-3537

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  1. The perfect postcard to note the Polar Vortex! Happy PFF!

  2. It finally started warming up here yesterday.

  3. I agree with Snap, it's perfect for the Polar Vortex. I wish you and your family aren't suffering cause of this extreme weather. Happy weekend!

  4. At a safe distance here, it looks absolutely stunning but I know my sister's extended family in Ottawa have been finding it harsh recently. Her son in Vancouver though is moaning about the lack of snow...

  5. That postcard conveys COLD very clearly.

  6. I really like this one. Not only do I love snow and cold weather, but I also enjoyed reading about the process of how they put color to the postcard. Amazing!

    Happy Postcard Friendship Friday.

  7. Hello Violet,

    This is a real winter indeed...And very impressing, thanks of sharing also the context. There's always something to learn around history from you and that something I remember and I'm grateful about 2013.

    Someone told me that happiness is too many things these days for anyone to wish it on anyone lightly. So let's just wish each other a bile-less New Year and leave it at that.Smiles !

    All my best to you dear !


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