(Various) Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles & Santa Cruz: (Various) C. T. Photo Colorit, Stanley A. Piltz Company, Gardner-Thompson Co. & Genuine Curteich, (n. d.). Ca. 1930s to 50s. 20 individual postcards, free of markings. 20 different color illustrations demonstrating views around California. 5-1/2" x 3-1/2". Stiff printed paper. Modest wear to paper (light age-toning & rubbing). A VG+ collection of postcards, graphics still bright. Item #40525
Card titles: Chinese Telephone Exchange - Chinatown, Joss House - Tong Buildings Waverly Place, Arches in Memorial Court - Stanford University - Palo Alto CA, Grant Avenue - Chinatown, Interior Chinese Telephone Exchange - San Francisco CA, Kong Chow Temple - Chinatown San Francisco CA, San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge - the Pacific - Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge, Purse-Seiners Preparing for the FIshing Grounds - Fisherman's Wharf - San Francisco, Outdoor Fish Markets and Sea Food Restaurants - Fisherman's Wharf, Sea Food Restaurant - Fisherman's Wharf, The Memorial Church - Stanford University Palo Alto, "Portals of the Past" - Golden Gate Park - San Francisco, Brook Through World Famous Dining Room - Brookdale Lodge, "Wonder Tree" Big Trees - Santa Cruz, "Camp Fire Bowl" Big Basin, Cathedral Group - Thousands of Years Old - Big Trees Santa Cruz, "YMCA Group - Dedicated in 1887 - Big Trees Santa Cruz CA, Hollywood Bowl - Hollywood CA, and Varieties of Desert Cacti CA.
Stanley A. Piltz was a California photographer and publisher of Mid-Century Modern graphic design and printed ephemera. Stanley A. Piltz Company, San Francisco, issued many Linen Type postcards from the 1930s to the 1950s, depicting scenes of California, especially of the San Francisco Bay Area and the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition. They consisted primarily of scenic views, city, town, civil and military infrastructures and national monuments views. Linen Type postcards were produced on paper with a high rag content which gave the postcard a fabric type look and feel. At the time this was a less expensive process. Along with advances in printing technique, linen type cards allowed for very vibrant ink colors. Stanley Piltz pioneered the Linen Type postcards with his "Pictorial Wonderland Art Tone Series". Curt Teich was the most prominent and largest printer and publisher of Linen Type postcards, based in Chicago. Stanley Piltz was one of most prominent publisher at the West Coast. Curt Teich printed most of the Linen Type postcards for Piltz utilizing Teich's "C.T. Art-Colortone" printing method.