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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.

Res. J. A. Eads Paris, Ill.
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, Paris, Dear George - So glad to get your postal, and that you were able to be out again. Dont eat too much. With love. Cousin M.J.M. Sent To: Mr George W. Baldwin, DeKalb, Illinois, Edgar, Residential, Place
E. P. Ellwood's - Residence, De Kalb, Illinois
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, 509 N. 1st Street, DeKalb, Residential, Place, Ellwood House, First Street
View from Sinissippi Heights, Rock River Scenery Sterling, Ill.
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, Sterling, From my dear Tom, Aug 20-07., Whiteside, Place
Winders Residence
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, Malta, March 19-'08. Winders Residence., DeKalb, Residential, Place
Main St Lee Center
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, Lee Center, Dear Friend: I have fooled around as usual and waited until you are ready to come home before sending a card. I am so glad to hear that you are better. We get along fine with Florence she is a good little girl. She cries to go home when she gets sleepy but wakes up happy. Mrs L. Sent To: Mrs. Emma Frost, Dixon, Ill., Dixon Hospital., Lee, Commercial/Business, Residential, Place, Main Street, Economic Development
Rock River from Howell Park - Dixon, Illinois
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, Dixon, Lee, Place
1st Congregational Church DeKalb, Ill.
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, 200 South 2nd Street, DeKalb, Religious, Place, Second Street, Religion
Main Street. DeKalb, Ill.
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Main St. also known as Lincoln Highway. View is looking west from 4th Street., DeKalb, Commercial/Business, Place, Lincoln Highway, Main Street, Economic Development
Near Lee Center
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, Lee Center, Lee, Place
Main Street Cortland Ill.
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, Cortland, DeKalb, Commercial/Business, Place, Main Street, Economic Development
Untitled
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, Lee Center, Lee Center, Ill. ca. 1910. unidentified woman standing near brush pile, Lee, People, Women and Gender
Hospital from Riverview Park. Greetings from Kankakee, Ill.
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, Kankakee, Dear friend, I would of wrote to you before but I lost yours and all the other girls addresses I just found them yesterday. I like it here very well. our address is 153 Chicago av Kankakee Ill. From your friend Marion Howland. Sent To: Miss Helen Baldwin, 523 S. Second St., DeKalb, Illinois, Kankakee, Commercial/Business, Medical, Place
Blue Rock, Near Dixon, Ill.
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, Dixon, Lee, Place
'Charge!'--Strenuous Exercise. Camp Grant, Rockford, Ill.
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, Rockford, Winnebago, Government, People, Camp Grant
Withrow Rustic Bridge, Rockford, Ill.
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, Rockford, Winnebago, Place
North First Street from State, Rockford, Ill.
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, Rockford, Rockford, May 18, where you see the cross is where we roomed before we came to the store to room. This is a side st., Winnebago, Commercial/Business, Residential, Place, First Street, Economic Development
First Street, Dixon, Ill.
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, Dixon, From my dear Tom, Aug. 20, '07, Lee, Commercial/Business, Place, First Street, Economic Development
South Main St. Looking North, Rockford, Ill.
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, Rockford, 9-4-19 Spending a day of vacation here. Y. Cooper Sent To: B S Cooper, Union, Missouri, Winnebago, Commercial/Business, Place, Main Street, Economic Development
Williston Hall, Northern Illinois State Normal School. DeKalb, Ill.
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, DeKalb, Educational, Place, Normal School, Education
View of Science Building, Library and 'Old Castle'
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, View of SCIENCE BUILDING, LIBRARY and 'OLD CASTLE'. This panorama of the three major buildings on the campus at Northern Illinois State Teachers College, DeKalb, Illinois, places the science building on the left, the Swen F. Parson library in the center, and the main administration building, the 'Old castle' on the right., DeKalb, Educational, Place, Normal School, Education
Setting Up Exercises, Camp Grant, Ill.
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, Rockford, Donated by Terry Zeller, Winnebago, Government, People, Camp Grant
Old Cottonwood Tree Near Lee Center
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, Lee Center, Lee, Residential, Place
Lafayette St Sandwich Ill
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, Sandwich, I am home at last which is fine. With love to all J. E. Sent To: Helen Taylor Baldwin, 523 So. 2nd St. DeKalb, Ill, DeKalb, Residential, Place
Hopkin's Park Swimming Pool, DeKalb, Ill.
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Located on Sycamore Road, DeKalb, Place, Entertainment
Aurora, Ill., Lincoln Park.
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, Aurora, Best Wishes for a Happy New Year, Ruth E. Seavey, Sent To Miss Helen Baldwin, 523 S. Second St., De Kalb, Il., Kane, Monumental, Place