Avid collectors since 1976, our Antique, Vintage and Real Photo postcards are hand chosen and researched for their unique qualities, topics and personal messages. It is a continuing project dedicated to unveiling and preserving the history of Social Movements, Politics, Founding Pioneers, Prohibition, Woman's Movements, Orphan Trains, Insane Asylums, Industrial Empires and Influential Families.
The collection and study and of old postcards is the third most collectible hobby in the world, following coins and stamps. Before telephones and texting, postcards proved to be a quick and inexpensive way to communicate between family members and business contacts. In 1907 alone, France produced 300 million postcards, Germany; one billion; England; 600 million and the U.S.; 800 million.
Antique and Vintage postcards can contain several categories of interest for Collectors and Historical Researchers that include; Rare Machine Postal Cancels, Family Ancestry & Genealogy, Valuable Stamps, Famous Signatures, World Politics and War.
'Picture Postcards' became successful because Publishers could illustrate the underlying Social and Political norms of the day with visual images along with spaces left for comments from the sender, similar in theory to the 'Facebook' and 'Texting' technologies we use today.
Many messages speak of hardships Pioneers faced during the early turn of the century describing first hand accounts of infant mortalities from smallpox, influenza, crop failures and natural disasters. With a little research, it's not difficult to find historical messages on Antique postcards that were personally written by Early Industrialists, Politicians and Founding Fathers who were influential in the development of the United States and Foreign World Countries.
Our documented research and Handwriting Graphology Analysis has revealed written correspondence from famous families that include Aviator; Wilbur Wright, Inventor; Thomas Edison, Steel and Railroad Baron; J.P. Morgan, Thresher Inventor; Cyrus Hall McCormick, Actor; Humphrey Bogart, President; Ronald 'Dutch' Reagan, Sculptress; Malvina Hoffman and Accordionist; Myron Floren, who starred on the Lawrence Welk show for over 30 years.
An interesting example of this includes several cards that were penned by Ronald Reagan when he was employed during the 1950's by WHO Radio in Des Moines, Iowa. The correspondence was written while he and actress Ann Sheridan traveled by rail to California to report on the grand opening of Disneyland.
Searching for distant Relatives? Antique and Vintage postcards are great tools for Ancestry and Genealogy researchers! Family Surnames recorded on our postcards are logged into our data base, providing an efficient method for you to quickly locate correspondence exchanged between past Family members. When assembled, these cards provide rare, detailed timelines that document 100 years of personalized History.
Our Antique, Vintage and RPPC's date between 1867-1990's and feature historical topics that include; U.S. States and Cities, Downtown Views, Foreign Real Photos, Black and Native Americana, U.S. Military, World Wars, Veterans, Transportation, Artist Signed, Comic & Humor, Asheville, Teich and Kropp Linens, Valentines, National Holidays, Best Wishes, Rare Novelties, Leathers, Embossed Reliefs, Political World History, U.S. Presidents, Foreign Leaders, Industries, Diners and Restaurants, Early Western Themes, Signed Mutoscope Pin-Ups, Arcade Exhibit Cards, Hand Made postcards, French Tinted RPPC's, Historical Social Movements, Prohibition, Orphanages, State Insane Asylums, Woman's Movements, Churches and Foreign Cathedrals, Baby-Boomer Memories, Camping, Recreation Scenes, National Parks, Post Offices, Libraries and Fraternal Orders.
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