This early postcard above has over 150 small cut-outs.
Cards produced a few years later had perhaps 30 or 40 cut-outs.
How were the cut-outs
made? They have the appearance of having been cut manually, but what
a lot of work! ... and how much did the cards sell for?
"I can't believe the hole-punching was done
manually. The number of cards would have been prohibitive I think.
It must have been done by something like an automated punching machine,
perhaps an adapted sewing machine.
I'm afraid, even in German, there's a distinct
lack of information on this."
Phil Wilson, Aberdeen, Scotland:
January 8, 2006