I have a few of the different sets of those postcard if you need any shots out of them Gordy.
Hey Gerry, I'd love to post some if you have the time. I like how upbeat, if that's the word, this one is. It's a postcard for a city with a bright future.
Curious about the postage note - "without message"Did they actually charge more postage if you wrote a message on the back?
> Did they actually charge more postage if you wrote a message on the back?Postcards developed from two directions: as a popular communication means (before affordable long distance telephony), and as a business advertising means. A business advertising postcard ("without message") got a favorable rate (1/2 cent off in that era, I think) because they usually were mailed in bulk.
Thanks for commenting. You might enjoy my book about Flint called "Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City," a Michigan Notable Book for 2014 and a finalist for the 33rd Annual Northern California Book Award for Creative NonFiction. Filmmaker Michael Moore described Teardown as "a brilliant chronicle of the Mad Maxization of a once-great American city." More information about Teardown is available at www.teardownbook.com.