Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Rare early Richmond postcard from April of 1901.

Here is a rare, early postcard showing St. Paul's Episcopal Church, the Jefferson Hotel, and the main building of what was Richmond College (now the University of Richmond). I've never seen this card before. Someone was selling it on eBay and I downloaded the images to share. It is postmarked 1901 - the year the Post Office granted the use of the words "Post Card" to be printed on the "undivided back of privately printed cards." This card still is called a "Souvenir Card" and has an undivided back. Divided backs began to be used in 1907 where you could write the message on one side and the address on the other. Below is the reverse. 

- Ray

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