| Greeting cards became popular during the Victorian Age, beginning in Great Britain and spreading to the Continent and the United States of America. Greeting cards were often enclosed in a paper envelope to make the trip from sender to receiver. At some point, certain greeting cards were printed on heavy card stock and sent through the mail without being enclosed in a separate paper envelope. Known as a Post Card, this form of greeting card had an illustrated design on one side and on the other were two spaces separated by a simple vertical line. One of the spaces was used for the receiver's name and address, while the other was used by the sender to write a short message.
The sets of cards exhibited below were printed in 1940s. These sets were published by the Curt Teich & Co. That company closed in 1978, and its archives and files became the property of John Hinde Ltd., of Dublin, whose office in California is John Hinde Curteich Inc. The postcard sets had been produced (using Harry C. Larter’s and Alex. R. Cattley’s paintings) for sale by the Fort Ticonderoga Museum, at Ticonderoga, New York.
The first set of twelve cards (by Alexander R. Cattley) illustrate the uniforms worn by different regiments that comprised the American Army.
|The next set of twenty cards (by Alexander R. Cattley) display the uniforms worn by different regiments in the British Army.|
|The next set of twelve cards (by Alexander R. Cattley) display the uniforms worn by different regiments in the French Army.|
|The next set of eleven cards (by Harry C. Larter) display the uniforms worn by different regiments in the German Army.|