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Were used from about 1870 onwards. Picture-postcards with views of streets and rural scenes became popular towards the end of the 19th century and were used on a very large scale during ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

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2003
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History, Local and Family History
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41 words

... were used from about 1870 onwards. Picture-postcards with views of streets and rural scenes became popular towards the end of the 19th century and were used on a very large scale during the first 20 years of the 20th...

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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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History, Local and Family History
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102 words

... Postcards were used from about 1870 onwards. Picture postcards with views of streets and rural scenes became popular towards the end of the 19th century and were used on a very large scale during the first twenty years of the 20th century. Local history societies and individual authors have reproduced collections of picture postcards for many towns and villages, often comparing past and present scenes. Few attempts have yet been made to incorporate these and other old photographs in a full study of a local community, however. See R. Carline , ...

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Lisa Ann Lavender

The Oxford Companion to the Photograph

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2006
Subject:
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... . Postcards provide the world's most complete visual inventory. Few things, people or places have not at some time or other ended up as the subject or an unwitting or unintentional component, of a postcard. ( Tom Phillips , The Postcard Century: 2000 Cards and their Messages , 2000 ) The types of image found on postcards have ranged from comic or saucy cartoons to art reproductions and chromolithographed views; but, since c. 1896 , photographs in one form or another have made up a large proportion of the total. The first (non‐pictorial) postcard was...

postcards and fairy tales

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The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

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2005
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403 words

... and fairy tales . Picture postcards were first introduced in Europe and North America during the 1890s. Given the popularity of fairy tales and the craze for picture postcards at the turn of the century, there were numerous fairy-tale postcards printed by international firms such as Birn Bros., Davidson Bros., Max Ettlinger & Co., C. W. Faulkner, S. Hildesheimer & Co., W. Mack, Misch & Stock, Raphael Tuck, Uvachrom, Valentine, and others. Cards were mainly sold in envelopes or in sets of six or twelve. Some fairy-tale postcards were signed, but most...

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Jack Zipes

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales (2 ed.)

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2015
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421 words

... and fairy tales Picture postcards were first introduced in Europe and North America during the 1890s. Given the popularity of fairy tales and the craze for picture postcards at the turn of the century, there were numerous fairy-tale postcards printed by international firms such as Birn Bros., Davidson Bros., Max Ettlinger & Co., C. W. Faulkner, S. Hildesheimer & Co., W. Mack, Misch & Stock, Raphael Tuck, Uvachrom, Valentine, and others. Cards were mainly sold in envelopes or in sets of six or twelve. Some fairy-tale postcards were signed, but most...

Postcards from No Man’s Land

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The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature (2 ed.)

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2015
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Literature, Children's literature studies
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121 words

...Postcards from No Man’s Land ( 1999 ) Carnegie Medal-winning young adult novel by Aidan Chambers . Love, betrayal, sex, and self-discovery are all here, wrapped in a beautifully constructed, compulsively readable story for young adults that is paced like an adventure story, but is thought-provoking long after you finish the last page. There are two linked stories, both set in Amsterdam, one in the modern day and one in 1944 , when the Netherlands was occupied by Germany. Jacob is in the city to commemorate his grandfather who fought at Arnhem, but what he...

Seaside postcards

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Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable (2 ed.)

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2011

...postcards . The collecting of picture postcards while on holiday by the sea has been a British hobby since the Edwardian era . A particular development has been the gaudily coloured comic postcard with a caption involving a mildly ribald double entendre . Such cards owe much to the talents of Donald McGill , an English artist whose original name was Fraser Gould ( 1875–1962 ). Outsized women in bathing costumes paddling alongside weedy husbands are typical of his subjects, while salacious girls and cheeky children also feature. An example of the...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms (4 ed.)

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2020
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... postcard answers on a postcard : see answer . ...

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A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450–2000

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Current Version:
2011
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Literature, History
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150 words

... The familiar type of postal stationery known as a ‘postcard’, or ‘post card’, comprising a single small rectangular piece of card or pasteboard, was first issued in Austria in 1869 , with England and other countries following suit from 1870 onwards. One side would be in partly printed format for the address to be inscribed; the other side left blank for the sender's message to be written. Picture postcards, in which one side was occupied by a printed illustration (a photographic view of a particular location or some other pictorial image), with the...

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A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)

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2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
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23 words

...postcard ( APC ) A postcard sent in advance of a mail shot advising the recipient that the main mailing is...

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Picture postcards were first introduced in Europe and North America during the 1890s. Given the popularity of fairy tales and the craze for picture postcards at the turn of the ...
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Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary: English-Italian (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
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4 words
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Pocket Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary: English-French (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
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5 words
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Oxford Business French Dictionary: English-French

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
5 words
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Pocket Oxford Irish Dictionary: English-Irish

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
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Length:
5 words
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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38 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
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47 words
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Pocket Modern Oxford Welsh Dictionary: English-Welsh

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
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8 words
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
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Length:
38 words

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