Postcard History

Postcard History History Books


The Postcard History series chronicles the history of small towns and downtowns across the country. Each book preserves the past through vintage postcard images and intimate messages and serve as nostalgic treats for both postcard hobbyists and experienced deltiologists alike.

Serving as a primary method of communication in the early 1900's, postcards captured moments in time and, many years later, have often been found to be the only images of buildings, monuments, and places left in existence. Revealing the way of life of the average American, vintage postcards reveal authentic views of the time and place in which they were produced, and expose important insight into the society, cultural attitudes, and traditions of the past.


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Aberdeen in Vintage Postcards
Aberdeen in Vintage Postcards

$21.99 Available
state: South Dakota
series: Postcard History
Plotted and planned as a crossroads town along the developing Milwaukee Railroad, Aberdeen, South Dakota was first settled in 1881. With the ...
South Dakota Available $21.99 9780738523088
Abington
Abington

$21.99 Available
state: Massachusetts
series: Postcard History
Once known to native inhabitants as Manamooskeagin, or "the land of many beavers," Abington became an important manufacturing and financial ...
Massachusetts Available $21.99 9780738536071
Alameda
Alameda

$21.99 Available
state: California
series: Postcard History
Alameda was once a peninsula of grassy fields and sandy beaches, separated from Oakland by a snaking estuary. A tidal canal made Alameda an ...
California Available $21.99 9780738530390
Albion
Albion

$21.99 Available
state: Michigan
series: Postcard History
Albion was settled in the 1830s at “The Forks” of the Kalamazoo River in Calhoun County. It is home to Albion College, founded in 1835, and ...
Michigan Available $21.99 9781467110822
Alexandria
Alexandria

$21.99 Available
state: Minnesota
series: Postcard History
Alexandria is situated near the center of Douglas County, surrounded by a chain of beautiful lakes. These lakes brought pioneer settlers to ...
Minnesota Available $21.99 9781467112147
Allegany County
Allegany County

$21.99 Available
state: Maryland
series: Postcard History
Allegany County was established in 1789 and is truly one of America's historic transportation and industrial centers. The images presented h ...
Maryland Available $21.99 9780738543819
Allen County in Vintage Postcards
Allen County in Vintage Postcards

$21.99 Backordered
state: Indiana
series: Postcard History
The fleeting scenes of Robison Park, Cathedral Square, and Fort Wayne's many parks have often been captured in postcards sent or collected b ...
Indiana Backordered $21.99 9780738519159
Allentown
Allentown

$21.99 Available
state: Pennsylvania
series: Postcard History
Allentown is many things to many different people. It is a historical city, a city of churches, a city of immigrants, and a place that value ...
Pennsylvania Available $21.99 9780738544519
Along Broadway
Along Broadway

$19.99 Available
state: New York
series: Postcard History
Broadway, arguably the most famous street in the world, is the only one that runs the full length of Manhattan, which was not always the cas ...
New York Available $19.99 9780738550312
Along Chautauqua Lake
Along Chautauqua Lake

$21.99 Available
state: New York
series: Postcard History
Shortly after settlement began along Chautauqua Lake, steamboats furnished transportation and the first hotel catered to visiting hunters an ...
New York Available $21.99 9780738572895
Along Iowa's Historic Highway 20
Along Iowa's Historic Highway 20

$21.99 Not Yet Published
state: Iowa
series: Postcard History
US Highway 20 was designated a federal highway in 1926. For the first half of the 20th century, it was the most important east-west road acr ...
Iowa Not Yet Published $21.99 9781467112901
Along Massachusetts's Historic Route 20
Along Massachusetts's Historic Route 20

$21.99 Available
state: Massachusetts
series: Postcard History
Route 20 was named a federal highway in 1926, and for the first half of the 20th century, it was Massachusetts’s most important east­–west r ...
Massachusetts Available $21.99 9780738592473
Along New York's Route 20
Along New York's Route 20

$21.99 Available
state: New York
series: Postcard History
Few roads can match Route 20's beauty, history, or contribution to New York's vitality. In 1926, Route 20 became a federal highway and evolv ...
New York Available $21.99 9780738574349
Along Ohio's Historic Route 20
Along Ohio's Historic Route 20

$21.99 Available
state: Ohio
series: Postcard History
Route 20 was named a federal highway in 1926, and for the first half of the 20th century it was the most important east-west road across nor ...
Ohio Available $21.99 9781467110426
Along Old Canada Road
Along Old Canada Road

$21.99 Available
state: Maine
series: Postcard History
Beginning in the town of Solon, Old Canada Road winds for nearly 80 miles through the Upper Kennebec and Dead River Valleys before ending at ...
Maine Available $21.99 9780738556659
Along Pennsylvania's Lincoln Highway
Along Pennsylvania's Lincoln Highway

$21.99 Available
state: Pennsylvania
series: Postcard History
Unlike today’s interstate highway system, the earlier routes offered ever-changing scenes and roadside attractions. Although the Lincoln Hig ...
Pennsylvania Available $21.99 9780738545110
Along the Allegheny River: The Northern Watershed
Along the Allegheny River: The Northern Watershed

$21.99 Available
state: Pennsylvania
series: Postcard History
The Allegheny River, of western Pennsylvania and New York, flows through a region rich in natural resources and human history. While the riv ...
Pennsylvania Available $21.99 9780738538457
Along the Allegheny River: The Southern Watershed
Along the Allegheny River: The Southern Watershed

$21.99 Available
state: Pennsylvania
series: Postcard History
The Allegheny River of western Pennsylvania and New York rises in Potter County, Pennsylvania, and flows 320 miles to its confluence with th ...
Pennsylvania Available $21.99 9780738538464
Along the Brandywine River
Along the Brandywine River

$21.99 Available
state: Pennsylvania
series: Postcard History
This fascinating new history of the historical river that winds through Chester County, Pennsylvania, and the upper regions of Delaware and ...
Pennsylvania Available $21.99 9780738509402
Along the Bucktail Highway
Along the Bucktail Highway

$19.99 Available
state: Pennsylvania
series: Postcard History
The Bucktail Highway, Pennsylvania Route 120, traverses over 100 miles of the commonwealth’s historic northern tier, linking Ridgway in the ...
Pennsylvania Available $19.99 9780738555232
Along the Delaware River
Along the Delaware River

$21.99 Available
state: New Jersey
series: Postcard History
The Delaware River has been home to steamboats and canoes, swimmers and fishermen, and shipyards and factories for generations. Recreation a ...
New Jersey Available $21.99 9780738510064
Along the Ohio River: Cincinnati to Louisville
Along the Ohio River: Cincinnati to Louisville

$21.99 Available
state: Kentucky
series: Postcard History
The Ohio River is not only a river of scenery and beauty, but also one of opportunity. It is a river of journey and exploration; a river of ...
Kentucky Available $21.99 9780738543086
Along the Perkiomen
Along the Perkiomen

$21.99 Available
state: Pennsylvania
series: Postcard History
The Perkiomen Creek is a picturesque stream that drains a major portion of western Montgomery County. It begins just beyond the northern bor ...
Pennsylvania Available $21.99 9780738538099
Along the Wissahickon Creek
Along the Wissahickon Creek

$21.99 Available
state: Pennsylvania
series: Postcard History
Originally called Wisauksicken and Wisamickon by the Lenni Lenape tribe of southeastern Pennsylvania, the creek was renamed Wissahickon by E ...
Pennsylvania Available $21.99 9780738535210
Along Virginia's Route 15
Along Virginia's Route 15

$21.99 Available
state: Virginia
series: Postcard History
The stretch of U.S. Route 15 in Virginia’s Piedmont passes through some of the most beautiful and historic land in the United States. Also k ...
Virginia Available $21.99 9780738567389
Altoona
Altoona

$21.99 Available
state: Pennsylvania
series: Postcard History
The Pennsylvania Railroad was incorporated in 1846 and immediately began the task of finding an all-rail route to connect Philadelphia with ...
Pennsylvania Available $21.99 9780738572611
Amarillo
Amarillo

$21.99 Available
state: Texas
series: Postcard History
Many people are surprised to learn that the city of Amarillo was actually founded twice. Originally settled by J. T. Berry in April 1887 and ...
Texas Available $21.99 9780738571232
Amesbury
Amesbury

$21.99 Available
state: Massachusetts
series: Postcard History
Amesbury tells the story of an extraordinary town with an unusually broad manufacturing history. Settled eighteen years after the Pilgrims l ...
Massachusetts Available $21.99 9780738511214
Amityville
Amityville

$21.99 Available
state: New York
series: Postcard History
Amityville, a small, close-knit community located on the south shore of Long Island, was originally referred to as Huntington West Neck Sout ...
New York Available $21.99 9780738576633
Amsterdam
Amsterdam

$21.99 Backordered
state: New York
series: Postcard History
In the 1700s, Amsterdam was just a small trading village in upstate New York. Utilizing its superior location astride critical waterways, th ...
New York Backordered $21.99 9780738572536
Angola and Steuben County
Angola and Steuben County

$19.99 Available
state: Indiana
series: Postcard History
Past visitors to the famous lakes of Steuben County had a wide range of interesting images on postcards to send back home or to add to their ...
Indiana Available $19.99 9780738519166
Annapolis Capital Gateway To Maryland
Annapolis Capital Gateway To Maryland

$21.99 Available
state: Maryland
series: Postcard History
From the 1890s through the 1920s, the postcard was an extraordinarily popular means of communication, and many of the postcards produced dur ...
Maryland Available $21.99 9780738503233
Arkansas at Work 1900-1925
Arkansas at Work 1900-1925

$21.99 Available
state: Arkansas
series: Postcard History
Throughout the years, the way people make a living has changed dramatically, beginning with farming and agriculture, and ending with the age ...
Arkansas Available $21.99 9780738508771
Around Avondale and West Grove
Around Avondale and West Grove

$21.99 Backordered
state: Pennsylvania
series: Postcard History
Chester County was one of the three original counties established by William Penn, giving it a long history of settlement and growth. Around ...
Pennsylvania Backordered $21.99 9780738545660
Around Blair County
Around Blair County

$21.99 Available
state: Pennsylvania
series: Postcard History
Situated in the very heart of Pennsylvania, Blair County is bounded on the west by the formidable Allegheny Mountains. It was this natural b ...
Pennsylvania Available $21.99 9781467121156
Around Blue Hill and Ellsworth
Around Blue Hill and Ellsworth

$19.99 Available
state: Maine
series: Postcard History
Few regions in New England can equal the scenic beauty and rich history of the Blue Hill and Ellsworth region. Situated in Hancock County, i ...
Maine Available $19.99 9780738557182
Around Boynton Beach
Around Boynton Beach

$19.99 Available
state: Florida
series: Postcard History
Named for an early entrepreneur who arrived by boat in 1894, the tiny settlement of Boynton Beach emerged around the luxury hotel Maj. Natha ...
Florida Available $19.99 9780738543284
Around Brockport
Around Brockport

$19.99 Available
state: New York
series: Postcard History
Throughout the 20th century, Brockport residents and visitors shared their experiences, sending postcards of the town to friends and family. ...
New York Available $19.99 9780738557342
Around Chamberlain
Around Chamberlain

$21.99 Available
state: South Dakota
series: Postcard History
Tucked among the hills on the banks of the Missouri River, Chamberlain has long been a stopping-off point for travelers. The Sioux found ric ...
South Dakota Available $21.99 9780738593852
Around Cooperstown in Vintage Postcards
Around Cooperstown in Vintage Postcards

$21.99 Available
state: New York
series: Postcard History
Best known today as the Home of Baseball, Cooperstown and the Otsego Lake area are rich in history and, unlike many places, much of this her ...
New York Available $21.99 9780738504704
Around Crockett
Around Crockett

$19.99 Available
state: California
series: Postcard History
The territory around Crockett may seem little more than a nook along the Carquinez Strait in West Contra Costa County, but it was once home ...
California Available $19.99 9780738559278
Around DuBois
Around DuBois

$21.99 Available
state: Pennsylvania
series: Postcard History
Prior to the 1870s, DuBois was a forest settlement with only a handful of families living in the area. John DuBois changed that when he sett ...
Pennsylvania Available $21.99 9780738537160
Around Fitzgerald, Georgia in Vintage Postcards
Around Fitzgerald, Georgia in Vintage Postcards

$21.99 Available
state: Georgia
series: Postcard History
Conceived and settled as a colony for aging Union veterans at the end of the 19th century, the town of Fitzgerald holds a unique place in Ge ...
Georgia Available $21.99 9780738514062
Around Ford City
Around Ford City

$21.99 Available
state: Pennsylvania
series: Postcard History
Ford City was once known as one of the fastest-growing communities in Pennsylvania. The Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company and the Ford China Co ...
Pennsylvania Available $21.99 9780738557878
Around Galeton and Coudersport
Around Galeton and Coudersport

$19.99 Available
state: Pennsylvania
series: Postcard History
Potter County’s abundance of forests in the late 1800s played a large part in making the town of Williamsport the lumber capital of the worl ...
Pennsylvania Available $19.99 9780738557199
Around Great Barrington
Around Great Barrington

$21.99 Available
state: Massachusetts
series: Postcard History
Long before cell phones, Facebook, and e-mail, the penny postcard was an inexpensive, yet effective way to send brief thoughts and interesti ...
Massachusetts Available $21.99 9780738574769
Around Hazleton
Around Hazleton

$21.99 Available
state: Pennsylvania
series: Postcard History
Once called the jewel of Pennsylvania’s middle anthracite coal fields, Hazleton grew up on a solid foundation of black diamonds and prospere ...
Pennsylvania Available $21.99 9780738537399
Around Highland
Around Highland

$21.99 Available
state: New York
series: Postcard History
The history of Highland began on the shores of the Hudson River in 1754, when entrepreneur Anthony Yelverton started a sawmill, later follow ...
New York Available $21.99 9781467121637
Around Hughesville
Around Hughesville

$19.99 Available
state: Pennsylvania
series: Postcard History
In 1816, Jeptha Hughes purchased a tract of land along Muncy Creek and named it Hughesburg. The town grew, and it was renamed Hughesville in ...
Pennsylvania Available $19.99 9780738554570
Around Lexington, Virginia
Around Lexington, Virginia

$21.99 Backordered
state: Virginia
series: Postcard History
From the 1890s through the 1940s, postcard photographers traveled the length and breadth of the nation snapping photographs of local street ...
Virginia Backordered $21.99 9780738589701

 
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