The Regional History Center's postcard collection contains over 2,500 individual cards and provides a unique source for photographic and artistic documentation of people, places and events, the majority during the 1900-1940 period. A majority of the cards in this collection came from four manuscript collections held by the Center: W.W. Embree (RC 2); Sabin-Van Arsdale (RC 32); Kavadas (RC 50); Hall Family (RC 117)., Although most of the cards depict scenes or events from the Northern Illinois region, other states and foreign countries are also represented in the collection. The main body of the collection is arranged by geographic place name, and the remainder arranged by subject. In addition there are oversize postcards and packets which are housed separately. Completing the collection is a box of non-postcard materials of related interest including advertisements, blotters, holiday cards, and Bible verses and proverbs.


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Dadds House - DeKalb Ill.
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Boarding House located at 504 College Ave., DeKalb, Residential, Place
'Castle Rock' - On Rock River, Route 2, Oregon, Illinois
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, Oregon, Ogle, Place
'Charge!'--Strenuous Exercise. Camp Grant, Rockford, Ill.
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, Rockford, Winnebago, Government, People, Camp Grant
'Elk Rock' on Rock River Along the Black Hawk Trail - Oregon, Illinois
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, Oregon, Ogle, Place
'Forward! March!' Camp Grant, Rockford, Ill.
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, Rockford, Winnebago, Government, People, Camp Grant
'Maj. Gen. Barry's Quarters' - Camp Grant, Rockford. Ill.
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, Rockford, Winnebago, Government, Residential, Place, Camp Grant
'National Army Engineers'--Camp Grant, Rockford, Ill.
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, Rockford, Winnebago, Government, Equipment, People, Camp Grant
'News from Home Always Welcome.' Camp Grant, Rockford, Ill.
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, Rockford, Winnebago, Government, Place, Camp Grant
'Reading Manual of Arms'--Camp Grant, Rockford, Ill.
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, Rockford, Winnebago, Government, People, Place, Camp Grant
'Recreation.--It's Lots of Fun Dancing.' Camp Grant, Rockford, Ill.
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, Rockford, Winnebago, Government, People, Place, Camp Grant
'Strike One.'--Baseball and Other Good Sports for Recreation and Muscle Building. Camp Grant, Rockford, Ill.
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, Rockford, Winnebago, Government, People, Place, Camp Grant
'Wash Day,' Camp Grant, Rockford, Ill.
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, Rockford, Winnebago, People, Camp Grant
1st Baptist Church, DeKalb, Ill.
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, 329 S. 3rd Street, DeKalb, Religious, Place, Third Street, Religion
1st Congregational Church DeKalb, Ill.
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, 200 South 2nd Street, DeKalb, Religious, Place, Second Street, Religion
3690. Bridge and State Street. Rockford, Ill.
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
Along the Old Indian Trail, Starved Rock, Illinois State Park.
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, STARVED ROCK, ILLINOIS STATE PARK. Contains about 1,000 acres, located in La Salle County. It is a great pleasure to visit this Park and travel the old original Indian trails leading over high bluffs, down into valleys, thru the wild wood, and along the river's bank, where virgin forest trees lift high their green branches. Thus protected, the wild flowers, trailing vines and bushes, the golden rod and shumack grow and blossom in their unmolested beauty, emblematic of our gratitude to those primitive warriors, who long ago cut these winding trails for the white man's pleasure to-day., Lasalle, Place, Starved Rock State Park
April 14 1909 Old School Building Lee Center - Used to Make Road
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, Lee Center, Lee, Educational, Place, Education
April 3 1909 Old School Building Lee Center
Regional History Center, Northern Illinois University, Lee Center, Lee, Educational, People, Place, Education
At the Turn of the Road -- West Entrance Drive, Starved Rock, Illinois 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
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

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