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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
Shared on Jun 23, 2013 by
Taken at State Penitentiary, IA United States .
AZO, Real Photo Postcard of former prisoner William Glyndon and his Attorney,... more
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Shared on Mar 27, 2013 by
A photo postcard of four women dressed as clowns or "pierrot".
Shared on Jan 31, 2013 by
Taken in Chicago, Cook County, IL USA .
Joseph & Isadore Schub circa 1912, Chicago, Illinois, in Goat Cart, Post... more
Shared on Jul 5, 2012 by
A photo of Thomas George Devey
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Taken in .
A photo on a publicity post card of SHirley Temple Black that my grandmother... more
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Shared on Apr 24, 2018 by
A postcard of the Baltimore Hotel, Kansas City, MO. It was sent from my... more
Shared on Apr 15, 2018 by
This is an unsent postcard for Christmas. It reads: May your way through life... more
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This is a postcard of Festival Hall at the Panama Pacific Exposition, San... more
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This is a postcard of Mother Cabrini's Garden in Wildwood, New Jersey, dated... more
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Sent to Arthur Junior Henson. James Leavitt was best man at Arthur Junior... more
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Shared on Jan 6, 2018 by
A photo of an unknown man on a postcard.
Shared on Jun 27, 2017 by
A photo of 4 unknown girls on a postcard.
Shared on Jun 27, 2017 by
A photo of unknown office workers on a postcard.
Shared on Jun 27, 2017 by
A photo os an unknown family on a postcard.
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A photo of an unknown woman on a postcard.
Shared on Jun 27, 2017 by
A photo of a postcard - the two women are unknown.
Shared on Jun 27, 2017 by
This is a postcard showing Mills Street fronting the San Jacinto Plaza, El... more
Shared on May 16, 2017 by
Taken in .
This is a postcard sent to my gr-grandfather, Allen Mort, in Fannettsburg,... more
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This is a postcard of the Rockville Bridge, longest stone arch bridge in the... more
Shared on May 12, 2017 by
This is an unmailed undated postcard, with the notation on the... more
Shared on Jan 26, 2017 by
Taken in Pueblo, Pueblo County, CO United States in .
A photo of Zachariah Thomas Mackey Hargis - Clown. The card says it all...... more
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Taken at Hargisville, Elbert County, Co on .
A photo of John David Hargis. Front of a postcard --- Sent to his sister... more
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