PRIVATE MAILING CARDS
1898 - 1901
Publisher The A. E. Wilde Co.
Steamboat Lottie Art Museum University Fountain Square Rookwood
Levee Bellevue Incline Burnet Woods Reservoir
The back of the above card is identical to the backs of the set above so, even though it is obviously not a part of the first set, it was produced by the same publisher and so I really had no other place to show it. Perhaps it is the start of another set? The only information I have been able to find on the publisher, A. E. Wilde Co. is that they were wholesale booksellers that were located at 136 W. 7th St.
Four very old Private Mailing cards
Even though the images on the front of these cards above do not seem to be related and there are no indication of who published them, I still believe they are part of a set because the backs are all identical and they were also mailed in the same time frame (1900-1901). I don't believe that what a set should be like had been determined, or agreed upon, this early in the postcard age.
PUBLISHER TOM JONES
These cards can be tricky to collect because, as you can see, the cards will have the same central image but will have different fancy designs surrounding it.
1st National Bank Eden Park Water Tower
Cincinnati Art Museum
Public Landing / Ohio River
University of Cincinnati
Post Office/Custom House
Music Hall/Washington Park
Bellevue Incline Plane
Eden Park Reservoir
Ingalls Building City Hall
TOM JONES WOOD GRAIN
I have no idea how many cards are in this set.
CARDS FOUND IN BROWN CARRIAGE VEHICLE
At first glance you would think that collecting these cards would be easy-WRONG. The backs of these cards all say there are 10 cards to the set. BUT there is apparently more than one set of each type so I will just put the same types together and see how many I come up with. There are obviously more than 10 images so they probably mixed them into different sets of 10. These cards are published by Feicke-Desch with a smooth shiny surface. Some cards will only have the double flying eagles on the back. The 13th image shows the back of this set.
Back of the above cards
It is my guess that Norwood Souvenir published these cards first and then when Feicke-Desch bought them out they put their own name on them. They then issued the above set later. The backs of the Norwood cards are printed in red while the Feicke-Desch cards are black. The cards have both rough and smooth surfaces and have a sharper image then the ones above.
Back of the above cards
FIRST KRAEMER POSTCARD SET
The following private mailing cards were issued around 1900 and are not only the first set but they are also the first postcards issued by Kraemer. These black and white vignettes consists of two sets. Both are identical except for the publisher credits. Set one was produced by A. O. & G. A. Kraemer while set two was produced by A. O. Kraemer alone. These two sets will be intermixed below as I will only show one card of each number. These two sets should not be confused by the many identical cards that were produced with no numbers (these were the actual first cards). There are eight different types of unnumbered cards with at least 74 different cards total. I am missing a couple of numbered cards in the set below and in their place, temporarily, I will show their identical unnumbered ones. There are two cards numbered #205.
#186-Eden Park #187-College Hill #188-Lincoln Park #189-Government Square
#190-Art Museum Suspension Bridge #192-North From 7th #193-Coney Island
#194-Garfield Monument #195-West Covington View #196-Music Hall City Hall (Not #)
#198-Garfield Place #199-Shooting Chutes #200-Chester Park (GT) Eden Park Reservoir (Not #)
Putnam, Hooker & Co.
#202-Eden Park 2 Views #203-Flower Parade #204-Eastern Hills #205-Art Museum Entrance
#205-Davidson Fountain #206-Union Trust Bank
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