Weidner Embossed Postcards

Weidner Catalog lists about a dozen b+w embossed postcards (#19-#30, #82, #150), some with several variants. Early cards ca. 1903 are by Goeggel & Weidner, later cards are by Weidner. The embossed cards are particularly striking, but sadly a scan does not capture the tactile character of the embossing. To allow writing on the card, the back is a separate sheet glued onto the embossed front.



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Left: Goeggel & Weidner 21, dated 4/25/1903. Next: Goeggel & Weidner 22; the writing on the back is part 7 of a multi-card message, not addressed/mailed as a postcard, starting on Goeggel & Weidner 82 below. Next: Goeggel & Weidner 19. Right: Weidner 23, dated SF 5/01/1906. Goeggel & Weidner 23 and Goeggel & Weidner 23 are earlier Goeggel & Weidner variants of the same card.



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Left: Goeggel & Weidner 82; the writing on the back is the beginning of a long multi-card message, not addressed/mailed as a postcard. Center: Goeggel & Weidner 51 (top sliced off) is a non-embossed version of the same image. Right: Weidner 114 is a color version (see Mission Dolores).



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These cards all show Golden Gate Park scenes. Left: Goeggel & Weidner 20, postmarked SF 12/16/1903. Center: Goeggel & Weidner 25. Right: Goeggel & Weidner 26; Golden Gate Park: Midwinter shows other cards using the same image.



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Left: Goeggel & Weidner 29, postmarked SF 9/24/1904. Right: Weidner 150, postmarked SF 10/01/1904.



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