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Abstract Artistic postcards from late 19th century to the early 20th century. Common themes include women, whimsical and romantic scenes, and buildings.
Identifier: Modern-MS-Monroe Exposition
Abstract This collection includes over 9,800 postcards and related ephemera documenting International Expositions and World's Fairs beginning in the late 19th and continuing throughout the 20th century. Both American and European expositions are well represented in addition to smaller trade shows and local fairs.
Identifier: Modern-MS-Monroe Fantasy
Abstract Collection of over 500 altered-image postcards showing cities and towns "in the future". Photographs are modified to include blimps, airplanes, balloons, monorail systems, and other kinds of transportation devices. Other categories of the fantasy postcards include images of "rippling buildings" and postcards depicting the end of the world (a response to the panic of the 1910 appearance of Haley's Comet). A flash drive with an inventory of the collection and images of the fronts of postcards is...
Dates: 1902-1931; Majority of material found within 1908 - 1910
Identifier: Modern-MS-Monroe Sports
Abstract Postcard collection assembled by John I. Monroe of sports-related cards. Includes postcards on auto racing, baseball, billiards, boxing, cycling, gymnastics, fishing, football, hiking, horse racing, roller skating, soccer, swimming, track and field, winter sports, and others.
Dates: approximately 1902-approximately 1931
- Names: Monroe, John I. X
- Manuscripts, American -- Illinois -- Chicago 2
- Exhibitions 1
- Postcards 1
- Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.) 1
- Exposition universelle (1900 : Paris, France) 1
- Exposition universelle et internationale (1905 : Liege, Belgium) 1
- Exposition universelle et internationale (1910 : Brussels, Belgium) 1
- Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.) 1