Postcards are fascinating pieces of cardboard. They are historical documents in their own right and offer an insight into times gone by. Over the course of making this site I have collected thousands of them to illustrate the pages, to give some historical context to what I write about or simply because I find them interesting.
The collections are in the relevant sections of the site but here you'll find a short history of them, the illustrators, publishers and printers, looking after them, and other articles common to all of them. Some of these pages were originally written as part of the collection pages, but I have finally decided to bring them together in one place and update the information.
Other pages in this section...
- 1913 Floods - In 1913, severe storms and tornadoes hit around half of the United States
- Bizarre Postcards - Almost every subject has been depicted on a postcard, here are some of the more unusual
- Bristol - Postcards of my home city of Bristol, England
- Limestone Quarries - The limestone quarries of Indiana
- Terre Haute - Postcards of my adopted city of Terre Haute, Indiana
- Wabash River - A trip down Indiana's Wabash River in old postcards