Description: There are several ways to date postcards that are seemingly undated. This page provides a few general methods for determining a time period or date for postcards.GENERAL POSTCARD CHRONOLOGY[edan-image:id=siris_sic_13846,size=250,left]Postcard producers printed cards that followed the current trends of postcards. Dates can be approximated by the material and design of a
Description: Explore our collections and see the evolution of the postcard by looking through the image galleries below. The galleries include both postcards of Smithsonian museums, research facilities, iconic objects and non-Smithsonian themed postcards.
Description: [edan-image:id=siris_sic_13918,size=350,right] Postcards, as we are familiar with them today, have taken a considerable amount of time to develop. First restricted by size, color, and other regulations, postcard production blossomed in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Postcards were popular because they were a quick and easy way for individuals to communicate with each other.