Teich moved to Chicago, Illinois and started his own firm, Curt Teich & Company (C. T. & Co.), in January 1898.
|Vintage postcard of the Curt Teich & Company Works. Few people who pass the building today realize that it once housed the largest postcard publishing company in the country.|
Teich is best known for its "Greetings From" postcards with their big letters, vivid colors which had originated in Germany in the 1890s. Teich successfully imported this style for the American market.
In 2016 the archives was transferred to the Newberry Library in Chicago.
I own the Chicago Postcard Museum, which presents some rare and interesting Chicago postcards from my personal collection of about 8,000 cards.
Compiled by Neil Gale, Ph.D.
 A printer's devil was an apprentice in a printing establishment who performed a number
of tasks, such as mixing tubs of ink and fetching type.