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April 25, 2007

How Can I Recognize Real B&W Photo Postcards?

People often ask how to recognize Real B&W Photo postcards. The easiest way is to look at the card under slight magnification. Actual photographs don't have the dot pattern seen on modern cards under a magnifying glass.

Most printed cards will have this dot pattern, much like a photograph printed in a magazine. Additionally, Real Photos can be identified by the photographic paper used. This is often indicated on the back. Also, the captions were often "scratched" or marked on the negative in some other way that leaves the text white in color.

http://www.cycleback.com/photoguide/postcard.html
http://www.madinpursuit.com/Tutorials/Postcards/PostcardRef2.htm

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