Photo Postcards

Postcard collectors call postcards printed from a plate or negative by a photographic process on photographic paper "real photo postcards", often abbreviated as "RPPC" on eBay.  Kodak began marketing postcard size paper in 1902 and other manufacturers soon followed.  The earliest postcards had undivided backs as the Post Office required that all messages be written on the front so as not to interfere with the address. After 1907, postcard stock was printed with a line dividing the back in half for address and message.

To see postcards of women and cameras printed by other processes, please go to the ephemera section of this site.  For advertising postcards printed by Kodak, see the Kodakgirls section.
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