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Postcards not only show the wide diversity of Texas, but also allow us to record a bit of Texas history. Enjoy your travels through time as you view some of the old cards. You will find they are mainly 1950's back, with an occasional modern era card thrown in for good measure.

If you would like to contribute any images to this site, please e-mail your submission(s) to Elaine Martin


PLEASE READ
Most of the images on this web site have been sent to us from other postcard hounds and site patrons, so the image quality you will find is varied. We are unable to re-scan a card. We do not own these cards, nor do we have these cards in our possession. What you see online here is what was sent in to us and this is all we have. ****We cannot send you a better quality image. We cannot sell you a copy of a postcard. We cannot tell you where to find a certain postcard to buy. We cannot sell you reprints for your resale business. We cannot tell you what street or address a certain building was located. We cannot tell you who owned a building, who built a building, or what year a building was built.*** Everything we know about any given postcard, we placed online with the postcard. Thank you for understanding and we hope you enjoy browsing through the postcards!



The United States Postal Service began issuing pre-stamped postal cards in 1873.  The USPS was the only establishment allowed to print postcards, and it held its monopoly until May 19, 1898, when Congress passed the Private Mailing Card Act which allowed private publishers and printers to produce postcards. The public could mail the private mailing cards for 1� instead of the letter rate of 2�. Private Mailing Cards Period, 1898 - 1901; Post Card Period, 1901-1907; Divided Back Period, 1907-1914: White Border Period, 1915-1930; Linen Period,1930-1944; Modern Photo chrome-style Period, 1939 - to date.

  Please feel free to send comments, questions, suggestions, or submissions to the TXGenWeb Postcard
Manager, Elaine Martin


Special thanks to the past TXGenWeb Postcard Project Coordinators;
Elaine Martin (2003-2004) and Jan Cortez (2004-2005); Joshua Taylor & Donna Allen, Co-Coordinator (2005-2006)

Copyright 2005-Present  TXGenWeb Project.
Original Copyright 2003-2004 by Elaine Martin.
You must ask for & receive permission from TXGenWeb to use any of the content from this website.  We support normal, non-profit use the majority of the
time.  None of the images are for sale, and better (larger, higher resolution) images are not available as we do not have the actual postcard in our possession.