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    • found: Thesaurus for graphic materials, via WWW, July 24, 2014(Postcards. Scope Note: Cards on which a message may be written or printed for mailing without an envelope; often include a pictorial, comic, or other scene on one side. UF Mailing cards; Post cards. BT Cards)
    • found: Reitz, J.M. ODLIS : online dictionary for library and information science, via WWW, July 24, 2014(postcard: A picture, photograph, or collage of images, with or without accompanying text or caption, printed on card stock and intended for delivery by post without an envelope, with blank space on the back for the sender to fill in the name and street address of the recipient and add a brief message. Compare with mailing card and postal card; mailing card: Beginning in 1898, publishers in the United States were permitted to print and sell cards bearing the inscription "Private Mailing Card, Authorized by Act of Congress on May 19, 1898". Private mailing cards were to be posted with one cent stamps and, like government-issued postal cards, writing was permitted only on the front. In 1901, the U.S. Government allowed the words "Post Card" to be printed on the undivided back of privately printed cards and publishers were permitted to drop the authorization inscription, but writing was still limited to the front, although by then other countries permitted a divided back, enabling the front to be used exclusively for a picture or design; postal card: A postcard bearing preprinted postage. Some postal cards are pictorial.)
    • found: LCSH(Postcards. UF Cards, Postal; Picture postcards; Post cards; Postal cards. BT Postal stationery. Here are entered works both on cards sold by post offices with stamps already printed on them, usually mailable at rates lower than those for letters in envelopes, as well as on commercially printed cards, usually having a picture printed on one side, to which a stamp must be affixed for mailing.)
    • found: Görlach, M. An alphabetical list of English text types, in Text types and the history of English, c2004:p. 64 (postcard: card conveyed by post without envelope)
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