Curt Teich Postcard Archives Collection (Newberry Library)
Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:
This collection of approximately 1,500 postcards, a gift from Bryan L. Bossier, consists of printed and photographic postcards related to twentieth century social history. Subjects include: suffragettes and the women’s right to vote movement, American evangelism, the Ku Klux Klan, early road building, temperance and the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, boxing, and Christmas.
The Detroit Publishing Company was a prolific publisher of postcards and photographic prints from the late 1890s to the early 1920s. A gift from John I. Monroe, this collection of approximately 16,000 postcards is a rich resource for views of North American cities and towns, landscapes, and national parks. The collection also includes views of many foreign countries.
This collection was a gift from Chicago postcard collector, Grant B. Schmalgemeier. It consists of 3,000 postcards of the 1933-34 Chicago World's Fair. The collection provides a comprehensive look at the fair, and includes postcards of the rides and attractions.
This collection consists of 4,000 printed and real photograph postcards of the eight states Route 66 runs through, mainly dating from the mid-1920s through the 1960s. The images document the highway, tourist attractions, and roadside architecture such as motels, service stations, restaurants, and diners.
This collection is a gift from New York actor John High, and consists of pre-World War I postcards, including a premier collection of woven silks and Stevengraphs. Other categories in this collection include Alphonse Mucha, Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, jigsaw puzzles, “hold-to-lights” and copper windows, the four seasons, twelve months of the year, and crosswords.
Over 600 postcards donated by Louise D. Hall. They cover a variety of subjects, including holidays, romantic couples, portraits, children, and countries.
Postcards of amusement and theme parks, mostly of North America. Non-amusement park postcards (1 volume and 8 boxes) are related to Chicago, Comics, Route 34, Topical, and Miscellaneous. Collection includes two slide shows with scripts created by Juvinall to showcase Amusement park postcards.
Correspondence, business records, photograph lists, sales figures, expense accounts, and personal journals kept by Robert D. Ellis, who was a travelling photographer for Curt Teich & Co. from September 1956 through the early 1970s. His company was called Ellis-Sawyer (partner was Dick Sawyer) and they took many photographs of the American West for the company.
Teich family papers include photographs, letters, travel and personal documents, and information about the Teich ancestral town, Lobenstein, Germany. A large portion of this collection is family photographs.
This collection is a nearly complete archive of the V.O. Hammon Company, postcard publishers with offices in Chicago and Minneapolis, which operated from about 1904 to 1923. Donated by Chicago’s Windy City Postcard Club and previously owned by Grant Schmalgemeier, the collection consists of more than 5,000 view and advertising postcards of Midwestern towns and cities.
- Manuscripts, American -- Illinois -- Chicago 2
- Amusement parks 1
- Audiovisual materials 1
- Boxing 1
- Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.) 1
- Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.) -- Pictorial works 1
- Christmas 1
- Europe -- Description and travel 1
- Evangelists 1
- Postcard albums 1
- Roads -- Design and construction 1
- Steamboats 1
- Temperance -- United States 1
- Travel -- United States 1
- United States Highway 66 1
- Women -- Suffrage -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources 1
- World War, 1914-1918 -- Pictorial works 1
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Pictorial works 1 + ∧ less