Otago Daily Times

Post­cards cel­e­brated

- Vienna

This is the ju­bilee year of the post­card. In Oc­to­ber 1870 the

Bri­tish Post Of­fice in­tro­duced them.

The real in­ven­tor was Dr

Her­mann of Vi­enna, who, 20 months be­fore on Jan­uary 26 1869 had gone to the Aus­trian postal au­thor­i­ties with an idea and sam­ple of an “open card for cor­re­spon­dence”.

The Aus­trian Post­mas­ter­gen­eral was de­lighted with the idea, and at once or­dered a mil­lion to be printed.

The pic­ture post­card is still young. It was first of­fi­cially recog­nised in 1894. — ODT, 27.10.1920.

 ?? COPIES OF PIC­TURE AVAIL­ABLE FROM ODT FRONT OF­FICE, LOWER STUART ST, OR WWW.OTAGOIMAGE­S.CO.NZ ?? Jacks Is­land and Bay in the Catlins dis­trict, a bathing re­sort at hol­i­day time. — Otago Wit­ness, 26.10.1920.
COPIES OF PIC­TURE AVAIL­ABLE FROM ODT FRONT OF­FICE, LOWER STUART ST, OR WWW.OTAGOIMAGE­S.CO.NZ Jacks Is­land and Bay in the Catlins dis­trict, a bathing re­sort at hol­i­day time. — Otago Wit­ness, 26.10.1920.

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