Advancements in photography moved forward hand in hand with the way that postcards were produced.
There are many Postcards that reproduce photos by various printing methods that are NOT "real photos"..same methods used when reproducing photos in magazines and newspapers.
The best way to tell the difference is to look at the Postcard with a magnifying glass.
This meant that the price of sending a postcard had trebled in three years.
The result was protests, and a return to the 1d postage rate from .
If the photo is printed, you will see that it is made up of a lot of little dots, the same as a photo printed in a newspaper.
- The head on the 1911-12 stamp was known as the 'Downey Head' It was drawn from a photograph by W & D Downey, the Court Photographers - All stamps for the period 1912-34 are from the same series.
There were many divergent influences that affected the design and output of postcards.
At times our government changed postal rules to aid this fledgling industry, while at others it passed regulations without any regard to possible negative consequences.
Many different art movements and advertising trends affected its imagery.