Vintage Hallmark Historical Collection Postcards Set of 3 Valentine Greetings Love Victorian Paper Epherma


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From the historical collection, celebrating eighty years (1910-1990).
The Hallmark story begins in 1910, when 18-year-old Joyce Clyde Hall stepped off a train in Kansas City, Mo., with nothing but two shoeboxes of postcards under his arm. He had little money – not even enough to take a horse-drawn cab to his lodgings at the YMCA – but he had an entrepreneurial spirit and the determination of a pioneer. And so began Hallmark cards.
Sending greeting cards to friends and family is a tradition that goes back about 200 years. They were mostly sent by the elite and wealthy in the early to mid 1800's. Most of the early greeting cards were hand delivered and many were quite expensive, but they soon gained mass popularity with the introduction of the world's first postage stamp issued in 1840
and a few ambitious printer's and manufacturer's perfecting printing methods, hiring artists and designed both elaborate expensive cards as well as simple affordable ones by the 1850's.
Perfect timing for Hallmark!
These 3 cards are reproductions from 1911. They have a postcard back and measure 3 1/2 X 5 1/2
They would be lovely framed.

Materials: Paper.