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nscards

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...commonly labelled "American and Foreign Views" or simply "Views"

I'm reaching out for assistance to add to checklists to the most recognized of the numerous sets from the 1890s that used a photoengraving process commonly referred to "Photo-Lithographic" (Although I'm aware of about twenty other advertisers, I've chosen this coffee manufacturer for an initial attempt at gathering further info). Attached is NSB segment containing all the info that I have. Please consider posting missing info and/or comments. Thanks in advance

 
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Chris,

I have extensive info on these cards which I will try to write up soon for you.  The subject can get rather complicated (which is why I haven't committed it to text yet) ...

In the meantime, here are a few hints:
Type 1-  There are several subsets which I will address in my write up.
Type 2 - Todd's database has more cards.   He has (101) although some of the entries came from the late Chuck Millburn and cannot be investigated more.  The set advertises only (100).  I can confirm (98) of them.  I think that there is a possibility the Matterhorn is an error - I have not heard of anyone who has one.
TYpe 3 - the secret here is to look at the series number in faint text at the the bottom of the picture.  In almost all cases, there is only one picture per back number per series number.  Series 3 is a complicated exception which I will write a little about.  In all cases but one, each number has a consistent quote no matter what picture is on the front.
TYpe 4 - I wrote an article in the Wrapper a few years ago about this.  It includes a checklist (and I believe Todd has one also).

The photolithographers, the Ward Brothers of Columbus, also published accordion-style and regular view books which contain many of the same images, and in at lease one case contains the text from the back of the type 4 cards.
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A few more Type 3

14 - The Botanical Gardens, Brussels, Belgium
https://www.ebay.com/itm/262882886753

21 - Palmer House. Chicago, Ill
https://www.ebay.com/itm/333157488885

41 - Yellowstone National Park. The Queens Laundry/The Giantess/The Giant
https://www.ebay.com/itm/142897145851

48 - The U.S. Treasury. Washington D.C.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/152496959819

57 - The U.S. Pension Office. Washington, D.C.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/163863150603

62 - The Loop, Near Georgetown, Col. U. P. R. R.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/392311811772

70 - The Plankinton. Milwaukee. Wis.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/360639476134

77 - Wisconsin Street. Milwaukee. Wis.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/333128710392

78 - Exposition Building. Milwaukee. Wis.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/333127714361

93 - Currecanti Needle, Black Canon, D. & R. G. R. R.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/142755610499


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Alan & Matt - 

Thanks for the input. 

Alan - I believe I see what you mean by a faint number often appearing adjacent to the lithographer notation within the border, but more than half of the 'Type 3' cards that I either own or have seen don't seem to have this or it is isn't legible...
I'm beginning to think that there are three different cards for each poem/card number...any thoughts?

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I personally call this group without a number "anonymous."  It is the most common variety.  Others include:

#3 with Ward Bros in mixed case or all caps (There is a complicated relationship between these two)
#4
#14
#16
I'll have to do more work to verify a number in all five groups, but I do have at least a #1 or #2 for each group ...  I suspect that some series may have a limited scope, but I'll have to wait until I do my write up to study it.
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