1907 Sam Mortenson College Postcards Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title Sam Mortenson College Postcards
Year 1907
Size 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Images Color
Type Postcards
Number in Set
Unknown

1907 Sam Mortenson College Postcards Overview

These postcards featured various collegiate subjects. A man or woman was pictured in different poses with a colored college flag behind them.

The postcards include at least one basketball subject – a girl with a ball for Ripon College, a small school in Wisconsin. The fronts also have a 1907 copyright for Sam Mortenson and Company based in Chicago, IL. Backs included a divider line to separate the message from the recipient’s address.

The series could have been a midwestern one as the only schools I have seen to date are from the Midwest.

1907 Sam Mortenson College Postcards Checklist

To date, I have only seen the following postcards. Others likely exist.

  1. Northwestern (man)
  2. Ripon (woman playing basketball)

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