Tag: Burton Holmes

  • Burton Holmes and His Cyanotype Postcards

    Burton Holmes and His Cyanotype Postcards


    The golden age of postcards experienced a dramatic spike when men like Burton Holmes began selling souvenirs of his travel lectures in the first decades of the 20th century. Every place Holmes traveled was photographs and postcards were made to remind those who heard his lectures how wonderful it was to ride in a horse-drawn…

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Past Article

Eleanor “Ellie” McCrackin


Advertising postcards is a phase of the hobby that for many is the most fun – simply because they bring back memories of products and events that haven’t been remembered for years, maybe decades. For sure, after seeing an advertising card, you have said to yourself, “I remember Mom always had a jar of this in the kitchen.” Or, “Hey, I remember Dad cut our grass with a mower like that!”

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