SANTA CATALINA ISLAND POST CARDS: NEWMAN POST CARD CO. LOS ANGELES. SAN FRANCISCO.

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Newman Post Card Co.
Newman Post Card Co.
  • Neuman Post Card Company, Los Angeles
  • Newman Post Card Company, Los Angeles San Francisco
  • Newman Post Card Co., Los Angeles, Cal. Made in Germany.
  • Oscar Newman, Pub. Los Angeles, Cal.
  • The O. Newman Company Los Angeles and San Francisco


Newman Post Card Co. (1904-1918) was founded by Oscar Newman (1872-1928), who was born in Vienna, Austria on December 5, 1872. German was his native language. He arrived in New York in 1901 on the vessel Majestic. In New York on March 29, 1903, Newman married Lucie Bloch (1882-c. 1943), who had been born in Alsace-Lorraine. They couple moved to Los Angeles where Newman and Lucie lived at 1237 S. Alvarado St. He was naturalized as a citizen in Los Angeles on May 1913. In Los Angeles, Newman, a merchant, became a manufacturer of novelties and post cards. His wife Lucie was his assistant in the business. By the 1920 census, they had moved back to New York.

Newman company published postcards in hand colored collotype and tinted halftones, consisting mostly of holiday cards and views of southern California. They also published a set on the San Francisco earthquake and the 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition. Some of their cards were printed with the Newman Post Card Co. logo on them.


  • No. 6139.
    Avalon from the South,
    Catalina Island, Cal.
    Newman Post Card Co.
    postmarked Sept. 24, 1907
    [original in SCIF archives]
  • Empress offloading passengers,
    Santa Catalina Island, Cal.
    Newman Post Card Co., Los Angeles, Cal.
    Made in Germany
    [original in SCIF archives]
  • Boys diving for coins, summer and winter
    at Santa Catalina Island, Cal.
    The O. Newman Company Los Angeles and San Francisco
    postmarked November 17, 1913
    [original in SCIF archives]
  • Catalina Avenue, Avalon,
    Santa Catalina Isl. Cal.
    Newman Post Card Company
    [original in SCIF archives]
  • Descanso Canyon, Santa Catalina Island
    Newman Post Card Co. Los Angeles. San Francisco.
    [original in SCIF archives]
  • Sculpin in the Submarine Gardens
    Avalon, Catalina Island, Cal.
    Copyrighted by Baker Photographic Co., 1910
    O. Newman Company
    [original in SCIF archives]
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