James R. Powell Route 66 postcard collection
Postcards in this collection include the prefix "Rt66" before the item number.
- Creation: 1926-1960s
Materials are in English.
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4.2 Linear Feet (4,000 postcards in 7 boxes and 1 oversize container)
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.
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Donated by the Lake County Forest Preserve District as part of the Curt Teich Postcard Archives Collection at the Newberry Library.
- Curt Teich Postcard Archives Collection (Newberry Library) (Organization)
- Lake County Forest Preserve District (Ill.) (Donor, Organization)
- James R. Powell Route 66 postcard collection, 1926-1960s
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