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Postcard Collection

The Regional History Center's postcard collection provides a unique source for photographic and artistic documentation of people, places and events, with the majority being produced during the 1900-1940 period. Many of the cards in this collection came from four manuscript collections held by the Regional History Center: W.W. Embree (RC 2); Sabin-Van Arsdale (RC 32); Kavadas (RC 50); and Hall Family (RC 117). A fair amount of the collection consists of cards depicting scenes or events from the Northern Illinois region and Illinois. Also representative in the collection are postcards of other states, national holidays and special occasions, American Indians, foreign countries, advertisements, and calendars and blotters.

For more information about this collection, please see the Center's finding aid.

U. S. Post Office, DeKalb, Ill.
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, S.W. corner of First Street and Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, Government, Place, First Street, Lincoln Highway, Economic Development
Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, 1104 State, DeKalb, Il, DeKalb, Religious, Place, Religion
East Lincoln Highway Alt. U. S. #30, De Kalb, Ill.
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, DeKalb, Commercial/Business, Place, Lincoln Highway, Lincoln Highway, Economic Development
Glidden Memorial Hospital, DeKalb, Ill.
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, 719 South First street, DeKalb, Medical, Place, First Street, Economic Development
Road to Normal School, DeKalb, Ill.
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, DeKalb, Educational, Place, Normal School, Education
I. L. Ellwood's Residence, DeKalb, Ill.
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Malta Ill. Dec. 4 '09 The Ladies Aid are sending a Postal Shower to you. Hope you will enjoy mine. We are all well, busy with Bazaar. Lovingly Mrs E. Vinders[?] Sent To: Miss H. Townsend, Fairfield, Iowa, Bremer Co., DeKalb, Residential, Place, First Street, Economic Development
Congregational Church - Kirkland - Ill
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, Kirkland, July 16, 1909. We came away very unexpected and will not be back till Mon. So will not see Mr Kimbrough again am very sorry, say Good bye to him for me. Went to Bevidere in machine home eleven P.M yesterday, go to Mothers this P.M. on train. Nettie S. Rowan, Sent To: Mrs G. W. Baldwin, S. Second St.,DeKalb, Ill, DeKalb, Religious, Place, Religion
Dr. Broughton's Sanitarium and Grounds, Rockford, Ill.
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, Rockford, Dear Estella, I am well and I am going to have a baby. Sent To: Miss Estella Lacy, Water st,Warren Pa 1910, Winnebago, Medical, Place, Entertainment