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Curt Teich & Co. : Curt Teich Co. Records, 1898-2002, bulk 1900-1978

The Curt Teich Company was founded by Curt Otto Teich (1877-1974), who immigrated to the United States from Lobenstein, Germany in 1896. The core collection consists of over 360,000 images, from 1898 to 1978, relating to more than 10,000 towns and cities primarily in the United States and Canada, and more than 115 other foreign countries. Original production materials exist for about 110,000 postcards, dating from 1926 to approximately 1960, including photographic prints and negatives; letters; pencil and watercolor sketches; other layout materials; and physical remnants such as wallpaper, flooring and textiles, which had been sent to the Teich Company to serve as color and pattern samples. The company records include order files, some financial information, and promotional materials. The artifacts include printing chases, lithographers' stones, and other realia relating to the production and promotion of postcards.
Extent: 5000 linear feet - (size approximate and subject to change)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Ephemera, Postcards
Call Number: Midwest MS Teich Co.
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