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Excellent Litho Post Card



This is a 1907 or so post card.  The postmark is Nov 11, 1908.
Before World War I, quality post cards were lithographed in Germany.  They’re just excellent cards.  Remember, color film was not made commercially available in the United States until around 1936, with the introduction of 35mm size Kodachrome.  This was a factory-colored black & white positive, probably sent in with color notations from the photographer.  It’s a beautiful card.  (Note that some uncaring dealer has defaced that card back with a penciled-in price)
The divided back post card only became acceptable for postal use in 1907.

In the card, there’s not a car in sight, but there is a Coca-Cola sign.

It was published by Souvenir Post Card Co. in New York.