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This topic covers various named postcard collections and manuscript collections relating to the manufacture, distribution, sale, or business of postcards.
Found in 36 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: Case-folio-HV4493 .N49
Abstract Collection of printed poems, postcards, photographs, and other ephemera with appeals to the public by people who are blind, deaf, or with other physical disabilities, offered in exchange for a small donation. Geographic coverage is focused primarily on the United States but also includes Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Netherlands, Scandinavia, and Spain.
Dates: approximately 1850-approximately 2020
Abstract Collection of postcards with images of the Newberry Library, most mailed with messages to addressees, dating mainly from 1898-1915. Several copies of a later postcard with postmarks dating from 1939 to 1945, shows the Newberry Library, the John Crerar Library, the Harper Memorial Library, and the Chicago Public Library.
Dates: 1898-1945; Majority of material found within 1898 - 1915
Abstract Postcards of Chicago scenes, including bridges, buildings, homes, lakefront and harbor, river, and major fairs; Illinois (mainly) canals, rivers, locks, bridges, and water- and wind-powered mills and factories; World War II Camp Grant; and Great Lakes region historic sites, especially forts. Also, Illinois and Michigan Canal notes and an 1832 House Report regarding the canal; miscellaneous 19th century receipts; a letter and advertising brochure for a Freeport businessman's rotary feed grinder;...
Abstract Collection of postcards from the Luhmann family, including about 200 cards with personal correspondence sent from 1903-1911. The bulk of the collection focuses on postcards, miscellaneous photographs, and assorted ephemera collected by Musician First Class R. A. Luhmann of World War I battlefields, towns, and soldiers (some images are graphic).
Abstract 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.
Dates: approximately 1900-2014
Abstract Includes about 200 family postcards, sent to and collected by Lewis W. Baker (1886-1971) of Canton, OH and 230 travel postcards, collected by George Rosca (1926-2013), also of Canton, OH.
Dates: approximately 1906-1967
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1947-2004; Majority of material found within 1957 - 1970
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Teich Family
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1823-1994; Majority of material found within 1877 - 1970
Abstract 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.
Dates: approximately 1900-1920s
Abstract A personal collection of Dr. William O. Field and his father, it consists of approximately 7,000 postcards documenting Europe and America from around 1895 to the 1950s. Strengths include steamships, railroads, travel related images, pre-World War I European politics, and views of European cities in the early twentieth century. One of the five original postcard albums in the collection was copied and the copies were made into a volume; it documents the European "Grand Tour" of Dr. Field's...
Dates: approximately 1895-1950s