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A postcard or post card is a piece of thick paper or thin cardboard, typically rectangular, intended for writing and mailing without an envelope. Non-rectangular shapes may also be used but are rare. There are novelty exceptions, such as wooden postcards, copper postcards sold in the Copper Country of the U.S. state of Michigan, and coconut "postcards" from tropical islands.

In some places, one can send a postcard for a lower fee than a letter. Stamp collectors distinguish between postcards (which require a postage stamp) and postal cards (which have the postage pre-printed on them). While a postcard is usually printed and sold by a private company, individual or organization, a postal card is issued by the relevant postal authority (often with pre-printed postage).

Production of postcards blossomed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. As an easy and quick way for individuals to communicate, they became extremely popular. The study and collecting of postcards is termed deltiology (from Greek deltion, small writing tablet, and English -logy, the study of).

Postcard Media

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B Company Mobilizes

B Company Mobilizes

Description: Black and white photo postcard featuring a large group of men in World War I uniforms standing in the Square in Goderich, Ontario. The Model Theatre is in the background. The photograph is of B (G... More

Blyth's Own

Blyth's Own

Description: Photo postcard..The men are identified as: back row (l-r) Unidentified, Ted Maines, George Haggitt, Chas Brombley, Fred Crawford, Russ Woods, Frank Biggin. Front row (l-r) Frank Scott, Chas Coleman... More

Exeter's Own

Exeter's Own

Description: Black and white postcard of Exeter's Own, part of the 161st Huron Overseas Battlalion, standing in front of Exeter Town Hall with civilians in the background. The men are all in World War 1 (WW1) u... More

Allan Brindley, Harold Young, Lew Elliott, Unidentified

Allan Brindley, Harold Young, Lew Elliott, Unidentified

Description: Photo postcard of four men in World War I uniforms. Members of B Company, 161st Battalion. ...Object ID : 2007.0062.194.

Lorne W. Armstrong

Lorne W. Armstrong

Description: Black and white photo postcard of three men wearing World War 1 uniforms. The man on the far right is identified as Lorne Wilson Armstrong, a member of the 161st Battalion. The other two men are n... More

Florence Sallows photographing daughter and dog, date unknown

Florence Sallows photographing daughter and dog, date unknown

Photographer: Reuben R. Sallows (1855 - 1937)..Description: .Woman seated on right, facing left, takes photograph of standing infant and dog. Woman wears light-coloured dress with long sleeves, high-necked coll... More

L.E. Tulett, about 1940-1945

L.E. Tulett, about 1940-1945

Photographer: J. Gordon Henderson ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/about-the-collection/j-gordon-henderson ) ..Description: .Black and white medium close up portrait of a man in an RAF uniform. He is wearing a w... More

Arthur Rowlands, about 1940-1945

Arthur Rowlands, about 1940-1945

Photographer: J. Gordon Henderson ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/about-the-collection/j-gordon-henderson ) ..Description: .Black and white medium close up portrait of a man in an RAF or RCAF uniform. There is ... More

Florence Sallows photographing daughter and dog, date unknown

Florence Sallows photographing daughter and dog, date unknown

Photographer: Reuben R. Sallows (1855 - 1937) ( http://www.sallowsgallery.ca/gallerypages/sallowsbio.html ) ..Description: .Woman seated on right, facing left, takes photograph of standing infant and dog. Woman... More