Ferrania

Ferrania, Italy (Materials Supplier)

Ferrania was a manufacturing company, founded in 1923, in Ferrania, Liguria, Italy. The firm produced photographic film, papers, and photographic equipment, including cameras. Ferrania also manufactured pre-printed postcard backings for "real-photo postcards." Real photograph postcards were created by developing a negative directly onto postcard paper, thereby often creating a unique postcard. Photograph papers and films specifically designed for postcard-size prints were generally available in the early years of the twentieth century. However, as it was expensive to have additional descriptive information printed on the reverse side of each postcard, many real-photo postcards had no text to identify their images. The Ferrania company was purchased in 1964 by the 3M and became Ferrania 3M.

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