Two cards with a difference
These two Asheville Post Card Company issues are both titled ” J.C. 85 GARDEN SCENE ON CAMPUS OF MILLIGAN COLLEGE, MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TENNESSEE”. However, the top one has an inventory number of 90271 and the bottom one, E-7426 (I have yet to find any list of dates for APPC inventory numbers).
See how the same picture, more than likely originally a black-and-white shot, has been airbrushed differently in the two issues. The top card is not postmarked, but the word “Post Card” on the back is in a typeface that was used in the 60s. The bottom card is postmarked with a 1947 date. Here are the backs of the same cards:
I see this a lot. The original picture was probably taken after WWII. When someone ordered up a run of this card later on, APPC just recycled the picture and adjusted the colors to create a different-looking card.