Thursday, March 19, 2015

Time Savers Easy Correspondence Card


[Made by E. C. Kropp Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Click for a larger view.]

Long before canned e-mail, or any e-mail, there was the Time Savers Easy Correspondence Card. It has the linen finish one often finds on older postcards. 1930s? 1940s? I like “I spend evenings but no money.” And I like roaming through an antiques mall and buying a single postcard. Big fun, cheap.

Unlike canned e-mail, this card of course is a joke on modern ideas about efficiency.

Yours sincerely.

comments: 6

Diane Schirf said...

https://www.fortlewis.edu/finding_aids/images/M194/PostcardDating.htm

Some racy language on that card!

Michael Leddy said...

What a helpful site. My card is blank on the back, so no extra clues.

Diane Schirf said...

The Smithsonian has one too, but I liked this one better.

Have you seen this? A virtual postcard museum. Minus linen texture.

http://chicagopostcardmuseum.org

Michael Leddy said...

Oh my. A person could get lost in there.

Diane Schirf said...

Here's more info about E. C. Kropp (scroll).

http://www.metropostcard.com/publishersk.html

Michael Leddy said...

Thanks, Diane. I guess with phones we are all our own postcard publishers.