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.
- Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, Rockford, Rockford April 22, dear Clint and Bistha, we got here sunday night it is a dandy place and if we make good I shall like it. the people are so sociable Ted is down town making out the papers for the store and as soon as I find out the no I will write to you again, put your [?] and send it to gen Del. from Lizzie, Winnebago, Commercial/Business, Place
- Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Dear Aunt Edythe, If you can I'd like to have you come to Jrs. birthday party Wed. the 29nth after dinner. Grandma, mother, Aunt Anne and you are the only ones I'm having. Please come if you can. Love - Edythe. If Evelyn is at home bring her along. Sent To Mrs. Edythe Charlesworth Route 1 Waterman Ill., DeKalb, Place, Entertainment
- Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, STARVED ROCK, ILLINOIS STATE PARK. Contains about 1,000 acres, located in La Salle County. Few experiences in life are more enjoyable than the tourist's first trip through the Starved Rock Park. There are no two place alike in scenic beauty; each has its own individual attractions. The MAIN WEST ENTRANCE DRIVE presents a bit of charming road scenery. The high massive walls of rock, decked with forest trees, on the one side; the presence of a dense wooded growth on the other, invite the admiration of every tourist. Anticipate what you will, you will not be disappointed with the nature scenes in the Park., Lasalle, Place, Starved Rock State Park
- Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, STARVED ROCK, ILLINOIS STATE PARK. Contains about 1,000 acres, located in La Salle County. After touring the country highways for hours, and sometimes days, we reach finally the main west entrance to this wonderland of natural beauty. The odor of forest trees and bushes, the profusion of wild flowers and ferns along the roadside, all seem to bid us welcome. Our long talked-of visit to the beautiful and wonderful Starved Rock Park is about to be realized, and our hearts are filled with gratitude and gladness as we lift our eyes to the works of Nature all about us, when, lo! even here, the world is filled with charm and beauty, AT THE TURN OF THE ROAD., Lasalle, Place, Starved Rock State Park
- Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, STARVED ROCK, ILLINOIS STATE PARK, Contains about 1,000 acres, located in La Salle County. If possible, while touring the canyons and high bluffs in the interior of the Park, visitors should explore also the roads and trails leading to the canyons. A wonderfully fascinating stream is this little brook on the trail leading to Horse Shoe Falls. One can scarcely imagine a more beautiful forest scene. We are charmed with its beauty and subtle influence--the sweet gift of Nature., Lasalle, Place, Starved Rock State Park