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Herrington Co. (1910-1935)
This firm published guide books to Bermuda and was a large producer of bright local view-cards in tinted halftone.
Hershey Department Store 1914-1977
Milton S. Hershey founded the Milton Hershey Carmel Company in Derry Church, Pennsylvania in 1894. By 1906 they were the Hershey Chocolate Company and had developed more than their well known chocolate Kisses, they had created a model community for their employees afterwards known as Hershey. The following year, Hershey Park was established followed by the Hershey Hotel, and the Hershey Department Store in 1914. This store became the major publisher of postcards for all the company’s tourist related endeavors. In 1927 the chocolate manufacturing part of the business was separated from their other activities but the Department Store continued to publish postcards until it closed in 1977.
Thomas van den Heuvel (1905-1907)
A publisher of sepia, black & white, and hand colored collotype view-cards.
E.J. Hey & Co., Ltd. (1908-1921)
A publisher of postcards under the Ludgate Series name. Produced a number of artist drawn view-cards plus comic and romance cards as well. They also imported a large amount of glamour cards from Germany. Became a Limited Company in 1917.
T.N. Hibben & Co. 1855-1914
In 1855 Thomas Napier Hibben, from North Carolina, arrived in Victoria to become the town’s first bookseller and stationer.In 1859 he took on a partner, Robert Carswell to become Hibben & Carswell, but it was short lived as Carswell soon left for Toronto to set up his own business. Hibben became an important local publisher of labels, maps and postcards. Some of his postcards were sold in souvenir books. He also became a distributor for these items from other companies such as the Canadian Pacific Railway. In 1914 the company merged to become Diggon-Hibben Ltd.
Max H. Hilckes (1906-1910)
A publisher of local views and types as monochrome and continuous toned lithographic postcards.
Siegmund Hildesheimer & Co. (1830-1920)
An old publisher of books that began printing Christmas cards in Manchester in 1876. By 1881 they opened in London and began to produce advertising cards and then postcards on a variety of subjects. Most of their cards were artist drawn views and issued in sets. Some of these had heraldic designs placed on them. They also published comics, art reproductions, real photo portraits, and black & white cards from which a series on horses is notable. Many of their early postcards were printed with a linen texture. They also contracted the printing of postcards with many local publishers and through their office in New York City. The company was reorganized a number of times.
Photographer Frank Hildreth opened a studio in Longmont in 1902 and is brother Carl later joined him. Eventually they opened other Colorado shops in Berthoud, Fort Collins, and Lyons. Together they published many real photo postcards of views, some of which were hand colored. A number of their notably views were taken in Rocky Mountain National Park, There cards were usually titled on the back.
Tomer Jacob Hileman 1911-1943
A noted photographer of the Montana Rockies. He opened a studio in Kalispell in 1911 after he moved there from Pennsylvania. He often traveled into the mountains with a packhorse to carry his heavy large format camera and became known as Mountain Goat Hileman for his coverage of difficult to access places. Many of his photographs were hand colored. In 1925 he became an official photographer for the Great Northern Railroad for whom he produced a great number of real photo postcards and souvenir booklets. While Hileman was sent out on national tours to promote Glacier National Park, this helped make his work widely popular. In 1926 he opened a photo finishing lab in the park. He earned enough to build a house and studio at Flathead Lake in 1931.
Otto Hilig 1897-1954
A photographer who captured views of the Catskill Mountains and numerous local scenes, many intimate in nature. These images were published in souvenir books and on printed postcards. His early cards were printed in Germany as tinted collotypes. His studio built of river stones is known as The Castle and remains a landmark.
S. Hirshberg (1910-1915)
Published postcards depicting local views in tinted halftone.
G. Hirth’s 1896-1916
George Hirth was a well known writer noted for his musings on science infused with mysticism. He authored Responsibilities of Art Physiology, which proved influential in his day. He owned a publishing house in Munich that in 1896 put out the weekly magazine Jugend. At first it largely covered floral design but by 1900 it was covering the newest trends in both literature and art. With its preponderance of hard edge flat color illustrations, it became a leading proponent of Art Nouveau. Its great influence can be seen in the the German offshoot of this movement assuming the name Jugenstil (youthful style). Many of the the leading graphic artists of the day provided illustrations for this periodical. Hirth did much to promote progressive trends in art, and is said to have even coined the term Secession for the exhibitions of modern artists rejected by the traditional Academy. In addition to placing illustrations from Jugend on postcards, Hirth also published more generalized art cards.
Fay Jay Hiscock 1904-1940’s
Photographer Joseph Jessie Faver Hiscock, also known as The Picture Man moved to Wyoming in 1904 where he began capturing local views. His best known shots were scenes on the Cody Road, one of the earliest routes that took tourist to Yellowstone National Park. Many of his images were turned into real photo and tinted halftone postcards that were often sold in packets.
Hobbing & Co., G.m.b.H. (1906-1920)
A publisher of tricolor postcards. They produced a variety of subjects from artist signed cards to ships.
Hochstetter & Vischer (1905-1917)
A book publisher who also produced tinted and hand colored collotype postcards.
William G. Hoffman (1912-1924)
A publisher of regional view-cards in color and black & white. They used various logos over the years.
J.B. Hoffman & Son (1908-1948)
A leading publisher and distributor of view-cards in central Pennsylvania. These cards were produced in a variety of styles and techniques over the years with many printed by Curt Teich.
Heinrich Hoffmann (1919-1945)
A press photographer who joined the Nazi party in 1920 and illustrated books with his work promoting Nazi ideals. This work brought him into contact with Adolph Hitler in 1922 and they became best of friends. By 1937 Hoffmann had become Hitler’s official photographer. He produced images for books, postage stamps, posters, and postcards. The cards were mostly issued in sets beginning in 1934. Because of his unique position he produced the best visual history of the Nazi Movement. The royalties from his exclusive photos made him a rich man, but after WWII he was sentenced to prison at the Nuremberg Trials for profiteering. Today there are probably more forgeries of Hoffmann real photo cards than any other.
Un-numbered cards - Much of his early work had neither number or letter designations.
Wilhelm Hoffmann A.G. (1840-1930)
Began as a manufacturer of lantern slides. They later became an important publisher of posters and postcards.
Hollerbaum & Schmidt (1894-1920)
A printing and advertising firm that produced leaflets, posters and postcards. Their early work combined elements of Art Nouveau with the more local Bavarian Jugenstill but soon after the turn of the century they embraced minimal modernist tendencies in design. Their focus on the modern made them the most popular producers of posters in Germany. At the outbreak of World War One they shifted their efforts from advertising to propaganda. They reproduced many of their poster designs as postcards.
Oscar Hodl (1932-1933)
Published a series of artist drawn animal postcards under the subtitle American Wildlife of the Northwest and Alaska. They were printed as Art-Colortone linen cards by Curt Teich.
Eskil Holm (1903-1933)
A publisher of a variety of lithographic products from matchboxes to postcards. Produced artist signed cards most notably by Aina Stenberg. Some of their greeting cards were produced as miniatures in a 3 by 4 1/2 inch size.
Eduard Holzerman (1901-1913)
A publisher of view-cards from Gruss aus to sepia gravures. Their cards in tinted collotype are noted for their warm tones and subtle skies. Some of their cards hold embossed coats of arms.
Alfred Holzman Co. (1906-1910)
Published and printed a variety of card types. They are well known for their hold to light postcards. The Company published many change of address cards when Chicago renumbered its streets in 1909 and again in 1911.
Honolulu Paper Co. 1918-1964
A manufacturer of paper office products. They published and distributed view-cards of Hawaii. The Boise Cascade Company purchased them in 1964, and they have been known as Hopaco since 1971.
Hooper, Lewis & Co. (1873-1903)
Stationers and importers of chromolithographic trade cards, labels, and playing cards. They eventually went on to publish monochromatic view-cards as heliotypes with a glossy finish.
Walter H. Horne Co. 1910-1921
Horne, originally from Maine, sought relief in a warmer climate for his tuberculosis. He eventually found himself in El Paso just as fighting began across the border in Mexico. Seeing great enterprise to be found in war Horne bought a camera and began to publish hundreds of real photo postcards depicting scenes from the Mexican Revolution, Texas border outposts, and of the American Punitive Expedition against Pancho Villa. The scenes he photographed range from the gruesome to the bland. He eventually opened studios in a number of border towns as the Revolution progressed and by 1914 his cards were being distributed nationally. At his height he produced about 5,000 postcards a day, but there were many quiet intervals when he was forced to concentrate on photographing portraits of soldiers. At times when he was forbidden to cross the border he received images of the front from army photographer C. Tucker Beckett, which he passed off as his own. While Horne established the Mexican War Photo Postcard Company the images they produced only hold Horne’s name. Horne can be considered the principal photojournalist of this War.
Hoursch & Bechstodt (1902-)
A publisher of illustrated books, maps, travel guides, and postcards. While they produced real photo postcards they are best known for their tricolor artist drawn scenes of the Rhine that were presented in a highly Romantic manner.
J. Raymond Howe (1905-1914)
An important early publisher of holiday and greeting cards. Many of these postcards where issued in the format now referred to as mottos with their graphics influenced by the Arts & Crafts movement. They also produced cards of Blacks presented as racial humor. A more unusual novelty set consists of paper doll cutouts.
Hans Huber, AG (1932-)
A publisher and bookseller. Produced monochrome view-cards and souvenir folder booklets in rotogravue with an untypical screen pattern. Issued a series of cards on the 1936 Olympics.
Hudson Day Line (1920-1937)
This steamship line published hand colored postcards and card booklets through the Albertype Company. These cards illustrated their river fleet and the views along the Hudson River on their routes between New York City and Albany. This series is numbered.
C. W. Hughes & Co., Inc. (1915-1951)
A publisher of view-cards depicting scenes of upstate New York, Vermont, and western Massachusetts. In 1923 they purchased the negatives of J.S. Wooley and began producing printed postcards from them.
Franz Huld 1900-1914
Published a variety of card types but mostly view-cards of the Northeast and of Florida. Most of his cards were printed using an open halftone and sometimes hand coloring was added to limited sections of the image. They also produced many novelties, a set on the San Francisco earthquake, and installment card sets for which they are well noted. Huld filed for bankruptcy in 1914 but he probably stopped publishing cards in 1909.
Franz Humar (1901-1908)
A publisher and printer of fine books and postcards in chromolithography.
E.W. Humphreys (1905-1910)
A photographer and local merchant who produced postcards from his work to be sold in his store. Most of these collotype cards were crudely hand colored and manufactured in Germany.
The Humphries Co. (1906-1908)
A publisher of tricolor postcards depicting scenes of Texas and Mexico. The backs were usually marked both Post Card and Tarjeta Postal.
Conrad Hundt, Buchhandlung (1906-1941)
This book seller was also a publisher of lithographic postcards. They began by publishing chromolithographic Gruss aus cards followed by tinted halftone view-cards, and eventually more views in black & white. They also issued a number of military related cards during the First World War.
P.S. Hunt (1880’s-1906)
An important early photographer who captured local views. Hunt was known to travel with his camera by dog sled. Many of these photos were published as real photo postcards.
Hunter Photo Co. (1905-1915)
A publisher of postcards depicting the mid-Connecticut coast. Their early cards were in black & white but they later produced tinted halftone cards and very fine hand colored colotype views. These cards were made in Germany.
Louis Maynard Huntress was a photographer noted for his landscapes of Cape Cod. He tended to capture intimate subjects rather than depict dramatic views, and because these photos were not titled it is difficult to place many of them today. These images were reproduced as real photo postcards and also as printed cards of which many were published by H.A. Dickerman. It is not known whether the Osterville address was just for his studio for Huntress seems to have also had a home in Andover during the same period.
Frank Hurley 1902-1962
James Francic Hurley ran away from home when he was 14 years old and three years later he was making real photo postcards of the streets of Sydney. By 1905 he was shooting postcards for the firm Henry Cave. While most of these postcards are credited Cave & Hurley some of his images may have been released from stock photos and are uncredited. Many of these real photo postcards, as with the ones he produced under his own name were very crudely hand colored. After the partnership broke up Cave continued to publish a number of Hurley’s images under his own name designated by the letter C. As the postcard business waned he joined Douglas Mawson’s expedition to Antarctica as a photographer in 1911 and the famed Ernest Shackleton expedition on the Endurance in 1914. Hurley is also known for his photo work from his 6,000 mile motor trip between Sidney and Burketown, and for his front line photos taken during both World Wars. While he took great risk to produce many exceptional photos on his adventures the view-cards he produced around Sydney are quite ordinary.
A.G. Hyde & Sons (1889-1914)
Albert Gallatin Hyde opened his store as a fabric merchant in 1889 about forty years after arriving in New York from Vermont. Eventually the company began publishing free fashion postcards for publicity under the Hydegrade name, the same name given to the fabrics they manufactured. These cards were printed in color line block.
Hyde Paper Co. (1907-1923)
A publisher of lithographic postcards depicting Native Americans and view-cards emphasizing strong Western content.