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Postcards

Vintage postcards contain more than just scenic views!

The earliest known postcard is from 1840 England but the earliest known postcard in the United States is an 1848 advertising postcard. Postcards can be holiday greetings, advertising, family photos, views of landscapes ("See? I'm at the sea!") or photos of monuments. All these examples and more can be seen in the following pages.

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wRPPC With all the old-time historic pomp and pageantry and amid the plaudits... more
· Posted by Sharon Hillis on Jun 23, 2013
Taken at State Penitentiary, IA on .
AZO, Real Photo Postcard of former prisoner William Glyndon and his Attorney,... more
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· Posted by Patty Anderson on Mar 27, 2013
A photo postcard of four women dressed as clowns or "pierrot".
· Posted by Jessica-Gibbs Martin on Jan 31, 2013
Taken in Chicago, Cook County, IL USA in .
Joseph & Isadore Schub circa 1912, Chicago, Illinois, in Goat Cart, Post... more
· Posted by Linda Schub on Jul 5, 2012
A photo of a postcard belonging to Julia (Long) Mccarthy
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· Posted by Savannah W on Jun 15
A photo of an unknown man on a postcard - 116 - front
· Posted by Drenda Medina on Dec 29, 2015
A photo of the back of an unknown postcard - 116
· Posted by Drenda Medina on Dec 29, 2015
A photo of the back of an unknown postcard - 121
· Posted by Drenda Medina on Dec 29, 2015
Taken in IN.
My sister found this postcard, unsure year. Don't know who it belongs to? My... more
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· Posted by Adrianna Roberts on Nov 27, 2015
Taken in IN.
My sister found this postcard, unsure of the year. Don't know who it belongs... more
· Posted by Adrianna Roberts on Nov 27, 2015
Taken on .
A photo of a post card about husking corn from George Townsend to Lloyd... more
· Posted by Lynda Lance on Nov 3, 2015
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A photo of a postcard to Bessie (Walters) Clevenger
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· Posted by Lynda Lance on Nov 3, 2015
Myrtie Adams Atha lived from 1899 to 1961. With friend, mailed card from... more
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· Posted by Peggy Hefner on Sep 26, 2015
Postcard addressed to Miss Kilding from Margaret Fredman? Sarah Anne Kilding... more
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· Posted by Allison Carroll on Sep 12, 2015
Taken in .
A photo of Austen Muller and his wife. Photo found at a vintage shop in... more
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· Posted by Patti Hutterli on Aug 29, 2015
Taken in .
A photo of Ervin Meyer. Photo found at a vintage shop in Portland, Oregon on... more
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· Posted by Patti Hutterli on Aug 29, 2015
A photo found at an antique shop - not my family line. Picture on postcard.... more
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· Posted by Diane Unknown on Jun 17, 2015
Taken at Anderson Home?, Stockholm, Iowa?, Crawford County, IA in .
I am not related, but as an antique dealer who cares about genealogy. This... more
· Posted by Beverly Atkins on Mar 7, 2015
Taken in OK in .
Otto Frank Miller at the carnival with his friends. This is one of two of a... more
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· Posted by Katrina Dawn-Adrian Miller on Mar 6, 2015
A photo of the original birth announcement (stork) postcard for Chris Orelli,... more
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· Posted by Genowefa Maślaczek on Feb 16, 2015
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A photo of Johnny Hokbruch - Photo rescued from antique store in Cannon... more
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· Posted by Patti Hutterli on Jan 26, 2015
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A photo of Anna and Mary McGawn - Photo rescued from antique store in Cannon... more
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· Posted by Patti Hutterli on Jan 26, 2015
Taken in Pensacola, Escambia County, FL on .
A postcard from Emory Vollmer, 43, to Fannie Draper, 65.
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· Posted by Scott Turner on Nov 4, 2014
Taken in Pensacola, Escambia County, FL on .
A postcard photo of Navy Planes over Pensacola, Fla. Postmarked October 11th,... more
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· Posted by Scott Turner on Nov 4, 2014