Vintage 1930s Linen Postcard Packet – Overland Route – Southern Pacific Railroad


This 1930s postcard packet features scenes along the Overland railroad route. Included are Great Salt Lake, Temple Square in Salt Lake City, the Golden GateBridge, Lake Tahoe, Donner Lake, the California State Capitol Building, and more for a total of 18 cards.

The photo cards are not typical postcards, but two sided photos. The entire packet folds up and could be mailed in the 1930s at the postcard rate of 1 1/2 cents.

This set is in very good vintage condition with some minor creasing and wear around envelope edges.

Linen postcards were popular in the United States from the 1930s until the 1950s. Contrary to their name, these postcards weren’t actually made out of linen. Instead, the name refers to the surface texture of the postcard —  a high rag content meant that the paper contained a certain amount of cotton fiber. Two key traits of linen postcards are their saturated colors and soft focus, both of which lend a dream-like quality to every image.

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Weight 0.881 oz
Dimensions 4 × 6 in


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