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S. Yamamoto   (1908-1909)
Peking (Beijing), China

Sanshichiro Yamamoto was a Japanese photographer who set up a studio in Peking catering to the growing number of tourists. From the Yamamoto Syozo House he sold photographs, photo souvenir books and hand colored collotype postcards. He is noted for not just capturing tourist destinations but scenes from ordinary life in China. Many of his cards are titled in both English and Japanese.


A. Yarmenko   (1958-1960’s)
New York, NY

A publisher of glossy artist signed postcards, holiday cards, and reproductions of Russian works of art in offset lithography. His cards were titled in Russian with backs written in English.


Yarmouth Portrait Co.   (1909-1920)
267 Main Street, Yarmouth, NS

This Canadian photo studio produced numerous cabinet cards. They went on to publish view-cards as tinted collotypes that were printed in Germany.


Ye Postte Cardde Shoppe   (1911-1920)
Block Island, RI

Published an outstanding early set of unusual lithographic postcards depicting views of Block Island. The cards they latter produced are more common in appearance.


Young & Carl   1895-1915
7th and Vine, Cincinnati, OH

A photo studio that in addition to producing many cabinet cards published hand colored collotype view-cards that were manufactured in France.


Edition d’Art Yvon   1919-
Paris, France

Pierre Yves Petit, better known simply as Yvon took up photography in 1916 and in three years he began publishing postcards of his images under the trade name Edition d’Art Yvon. His early postcards were printed as black & white collotypes but unsatisfied with the results he switched to a rich warm to sepia rotogravure in 1923. These cards were printed in series that were oriented toward tourists; the titles on the back often labeled in both English and French. While some of these view-cards depict very ordinary landmarks, many of Yvon’s cards demonstrate the eye of an extremely accomplished photographer. By 1937 some of these images were appearing on calendars.


In 1946 Yvon began to reproduce his monochrome postcards in color gravure with opaque hand coloring. Even though these cards a photo based they look as if they are artist drawn and have a amateurish look about them. They would eventually be issued as Continental sized cards. Also made were real photo postcards some of which were hand colored with varying quality. Some of these cards were issued in packages sets as souvenirs. The cards published through Art Editions Yvon would become the most popular of all French views and they are still sold today.

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