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25 Superb Vintage US Postcards

The purpose of a postcard is to make us remember someone and some place, so they are a great resource of looking back in the past. In this article you can see 25 amazing postcard printing illustrations made in US, with various places. I like them because these images are showing a little piece of history, starting from the 1900’s.

1909 hand-colored postcard of storefronts in downtown Murray City, OH

1930s to 1940s postcard of the Blue Ridge Terrace Inn, VA

1915 Albuquerque National Bank, New Mexico

1940  postcard of the Art Deco post office in downtown Alexandria, Louisiana LA

1940s postcard of the Little White House roadside restaurant on Route 1, six miles north of Alexandria, VA

1964 Anchorage Alaska Good Friday earthquake seismology

1940s real-photo postcard of a street scene in Anthracite, PA

1918 postcard of the Lott Building in downtown Ashdown, AR

1940s postcard of the Dixie Diner on Route 40 at 6425 Pulaski Highway in Baltimore, Maryland

1960s postcard of B. Lloyd’s Texaco gas station and Gamecock Restaurant on Route 41 in Barnesville, GA

1940s postcard offering large-letter greetings from Bridgeport, Connecticut

1940s Sanborn real-photo postcard of the Royal Gorge bridge at Canon City, CO

1910, a bird’s eye view of great clarity and detail showing Center, NE from the east

1911 Kruxo real-photo postcard of first-grade students in Darlington, WI

1909-1915 real-photo postcard of modest frame homes along a wide street in Detroit, MN

1940s postcard of Dunkirk High School at Dunkirk, NY

1920s,  a couple posed along railroad

1930s postcard of the court house square in downtown Elizabethtown, Kentucky

1960s chrome postcard showing the main street in downtown Ennis, MT

1940s real-photo postcard of Main St. in Grangeville, ID

1950s postcard of the Sunshine Motel, which was on U. S. Highway 231-431, Alabama

1949 postcard of Shelby’s Tourist Court on U.S. Route 25 in LaFollette, TN

1915 postcard of streetcars rounding Columbus Circle at 8th Ave., Broadway and 59th St. in New York City

1940s postcard of the cocktail lounge at the House of Murphy restaurant at 410 S. San Vicente Blvd. in Los Angeles, California


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