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So interesting! Things I never was even aware of.
60+ years ago, on a visit to West Point (USMA), I purchased a West Point postcard folder. Last year while digging through some old things, I found it. I opened it and a flood of memories washed over me as I viewed the scenes. No, I’m not a postcard collector, just someone that enjoys reliving the past…
As a collector of automotive related postcards I have found that the auto manufacturers used folder cards to showcase their factories and to also display a product line. I look forward to finding new ones to add to my collection.
yes, I have seen a real cool one from Ford – Boarder style – will keep my eye out also.
Please send me your email address. I have some jumbo sized Mule postcards I would like you to see. Thank you.
I have 3 souvenir folders from the 1930’s – 1940’s. Would you be interested in any of them?
I actually do collect these.
I’m wondering how this concept can be adapted for the digital age. How would you create or display a souvenir folder on a computer or iPad?
I collect folders as well as postcards. I have a number of linen folders from the late 1940’s. A friend of my grandparents was closing her apartment in the early 1970’s and moving in with her daughter. She heard I collected postcards and gave my grandparents a box of them. One of her children took a cross country car trip from NYC to California and sent folders back from her stops. I think folders reached their heyday during the linen postcard era. I rarely came across them in the 1960’s when I started collecting postcards as a boy.
I have about 16 folders to go with 2580 postcards of the corpus christi texas area in my collection
Bob, I just found a Tri-fold card but of a very different format, more like a book. First (cover) page has Paris Le Cham de Mars on and when you open it, it is a tri fold – all written in French with the left page and right page describing the Champ de Mars and the “middle” page showing a picture of the Eiffel Tower in THREE black and white images (almost like negatives) laid upon themselves to present an image with “depth”. On the back of the third page, when folded in, it has == Correspondence == across the… Read more »
You’re definitely not alone. I collect them as well – not a huge collection, but I like to call it so. It all started when I was studying abroad 15 years ago and coming across these at flea markets (Europe). Little by little I tried hunting these down in antique shops (California), but I only came across postcards, not souvenir views or mini-postcards. Thank goodness for eBay, though, since it seems that they are mainly sold there!
Thank you so much for sharing your story and the history!
i have acquired a bunch of folders over the years along with postcards. The oldest shows a series of pictures of the San Francisco earthquake in 1906.