|Some older sources incorrectly report that picture postcards first appeared in Atlantic City. The first picture postcards in the United States appeared at the 1893 Chicago Columbian Exposition. These were sold in a vending machine in sets of 10.
Carl Voelker, Sr., publisher of a local newspaper, introduced the first Atlantic City picture postcards in 1893 or 1896. His wife brought the idea home to Atlantic City after a visit to Germany. The Voelkers printed cards with scenes of Atlantic City in color. Many early Atlantic City postcards were printed in Germany.
|Young's Hotel and Pier. (1911, H049.647.94You570; ACFPL Heston Collection)|
Lida Hall. Atlantic City Remembered: thirty-two postcards made from antique postcards. Atlantic City, NJ: Chelsea Press, 1979.
James D. Ristine. Atlantic City. Arcadia Publishing, 2008.
ACFPL Collection of Atlantic City Postcards
Anthony J. Kutschera Postcard Collection