Sunday, 1 February 2015

Large-Letter Postcards - part 6

These souvenir postcards were hugely popular in in the 1940s and 1950s in America. Companies like Curt Teich and Co. made cards representing every state and almost all the towns and cities (more than 10,000) in the country.


I have collected a digital archive of around 2000 Large Letter postcards, but won't be showing all those here. Instead I have chosen interesting examples from across the range of designs and locations represented.

This final selection is quite interesting in as much they were produced mainly during WW2 as greeting cards to be sent from military training camps and bases from all over the U.S.A., not something we would have done in the UK, literally advertising all the potential bombing targets.

For other examples of Large Letter postcards see parts 1 - 5 also. This is part 6 of a 6 – part post on Large-Letter postcards:


AAF Navigation School, San Marcos, Texas. Curt Teich & Co. 1943

Amarillo Army Air Base, Texas

Army Air Base, Salt Lake City, Utah

Biggs Field, Texas. Curt Teich & Co. 1942

Camp Barkeley, Texas. Curt Teich & Co. 1943

Camp Beale, California. Curt Teich & Co. 1943

Camp Blanding, Florida. Curt Teich & Co. 1942

Camp Blanding, Florida. Curt Teich & Co. 1942

Camp Cooke, California. Curt Teich & Co. 1942

Camp Croft, South Carolina. Curt Teich & Co. 1941

Camp Crowder, Missouri. Curt Teich & Co.

Camp Ellis, Illinois. Curt Teich & Co. 1943

Camp Hood, Texas. Curt Teich & Co. 1943

Camp Howze, Texas. Curt Teich & Co. 1943

Camp Livingston, Louisiana. Curt Teich & Co.

Camp Maxey, Texas. Curt Teich & Co. 1943

Camp Mc-Coy, Wisconsin. Curt Teich & Co. 1942

Camp Perry, Ohio, on Lake Erie. Curt Teich & Co. 1943

Desert Training Center, California. Curt Teich & Co. 1943

Drew Field, Tampa, Florida. Curt Teich & Co.


Farracut Naval Training Station, Idaho. Curt Teich & Co. 1943

Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Curt Teich & Co. 1941

Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Curt Teich & Co. 1950

Fort Devens, Massachusetts

Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Curt Teich & Co. 1941

Fort Jackson, South Carolina

Fort Knox, Kentucky

Fort Riley, Kansas. Curt Teich & Co. 1941

Fort Sheridan, Illinois. Curt Teich & Co.

Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Curt Teich & Co. 1942

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Fort Wayne, Indiana

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Geiger Field, Washington. Curt teich & Co. 1943

Great Lakes, Illinois. Curt Teich & Co.

Kearns, Utah

Logan Heights Reception Center, Fort Bliss, Texas. Curt Teich & Co. 1943

Mac Dill Field, Tampa, Florida. Curt Teich & Co.

Maxwell Field, Alabama

Moody Field, Georgia. Curt Teich & Co. 1942


National Advanced Training Centre, Tulia, Texas

U.S. Navy Pre Flight School Obstacle Course, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

U.S. Navy Pre Flight School, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Scott Field, Belleville, Illinois. Curt Teich & Co. 1942

Sheppard Field, Wichita Falls, Texas

Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas

U.S. Navy Pre Flight School. Military, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

U.S. Navy, Jacksonville, Florida. Curt Teich & Co. 1942

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