The picture postcard begins to look more modernist in form. A large amount of the postcards in the album highlight important, newly constructed buildings within a surrounding landscape. City viewscapes, new technologies for transportation and leisure, are the most common types of postcards within this period.
How a locale chooses to market itself to the rest of the world demonstrates a significant trend in postcards. The common pattern is to feature cultural landmarks and achievements, thus visually legitimizing a locale's claim to possess importance. With so many postcards being produced, there was a great amount of competition among publishers that promote special places.
A view of the city of Hamburg taken in 1908, featuring the Rathaus, Elbe River, and other city architecture.
Originally completed in 1897 by Ernst Giese and Paul Wiedner, this station connected Dresden to Berlin, and supported the industrialization of Germany at the beginning of the twentieth century.
Paddle steamers were modified as dayboats for transportation during this era to and the Nederland, was contracted by British Royal Mail to carry mail and passengers between Queensborough, England and Vlissienge (Flushing) Netherlands from 1886-1910.