Postcard of a Hansom Cab

ID: SIA2013-01062 (front) and SIA2013-07708 (back)

Creator: Curt Teich & Co

Form/Genre: Postcard

Date: 1942

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Collection T90126, Box 1, Folder: 3, Selected Smithsonian Exhibits and Buildings

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Summary

Grayscale postcard of a horse-drawn Hansom Cab, part of the Transportation exhibit, on display in the U.S. National Museum, now the Arts and Industries Building. The postcard is labelled as one of the "Free Post Cards For Service Men." The message side is unused, and the front has a white border.

Subject

  • United States National Museum
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • National Collections

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • The U.S. National Museum was first housed in what is now known as the Arts and Industries Building.
  • The postcard is numbered 2B207. Genuine Curteich-Chicago "C.T. Photo-Finish" Post Card. Curt Otto Teich (1877-1974), a German immigrant, founded Curt Teich & Co., which was a postcard printing company that operated from 1898 to 1978. The company specialized in view and advertising postcards, and was the largest volume printer of this type in the world from the 1920s to the 1940s. C.T. Photo-Finish was a printing process used by Curt Teich & Co.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Collection T90126, Box 1, Folder: 3, Selected Smithsonian Exhibits and Buildings

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1942

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Postcard
  • Transportation

Form/Genre

  • Postcard
  • Paper
  • Exhibit

ID Number

SIA2013-01062 (front) and SIA2013-07708 (back)

Physical description

Number of Images: 2; Color: Black and White; Size: 5.5w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Paper

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