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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Detroit Publishing: The Sequel

Detroit Publishing: The Sequel

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1902. "Detroit Photographic Company, southeast view." Our second look at the home of the Photochrom-process postcard. View full size.

 

Postcards

Was Detroit Publishing a competitor or as large a producer of postcards as the Curt Teich co. in Chicago?

[At its peak in the early part of the century, Detroit Publishing was selling around 7 million postcards and prints a year. - Dave]

Ripe for colorization

With all the false-color postcards they turned out, someone should do some retro-justice to this plate. Any takers for creating an over-obvious color job?

 
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