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					                     THE POSTCARD COLLECTION, ca. 1880    -   PRESENT

          This collection contains approximately 24,000 picture postcards
    and trade cards relating t o Pennsylvania places, persons, and events.
    Most of the items date from 1900-1930, the so-called "Golden Era" when
    postcards were cheaply produced and sold by the millions. Not j u s t
    t o document one's vacation l i k e today, the picture postcard was an
    inexpensive means of communicating scenes of everyday l i f e and events.
    This was a t a time when few newspapers printed photographs and the
    hand held box camera was only beginning t o become available t o the
    masses. The cards provide unique and rare visual records of Pennsylvania's
    past. They demonstrate the degree o f l i t t l e , n o , or drastic changes
    t o Pennsylvania communities t h r o u g h time.
          The collection contains three s e r i e s , the County File, the Subject
    File and the Business and Advertising File. The County File i s arranged
    a1 phabetical l y by County, and there-under by municipal i ty. A 1arge
    municipality i s sometimes firther divided into such subject cat3gories
I   as : bridges , bui 1 dings , events, industries , novel ty i tems, parks,
    panoramic and scenic views, miscellaneous items, etc. The County File
    not only incl udes largermetropol ises 1 i ke Pittsburgh, Philadelphia
    and Harrisburg, b u t smaller areas, some of which no longer e x i s t , such
    as Tambine, El k County, and Livermore, Westmorel and County. The Subject
    File contains broader catjiiories , cards which do not easily classify
    under any one county. ~a$a'@wieshere include highways such as the
    National Road, Li ncol n Highway and Pennsyq vania Turnpi ke and industries
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    such as coal , oi 1 , and rai 1 roads. Also -included i s a U.S. amd Foreign
I   catagory containing i tems re1 evant to Pennsylvania. The Business and
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    Advertising File i s unprocessed.
               T.ypes of cards range from real photographs on postcard stock t o
    chromolithograph cards, white-bordered cards, "linen" cards, accordion
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    folders, and the glossy photochrome cards of the modern era. catp'c~ries
    containing oversize items have been marked with an asterisk (*) in the
    l i s t i n g . These cards have been placed in Box #35.
          The State Archives obtained this collection from many different
    sources, largely by donations and purchases from collectors over the course
    of several years. Some other collections a t the State Archives containing
    postcards are: MG-23, Arthur C . Bining Papers; MG-164, Hiram Gilbert
    Andrews Coll ection:; MG-212, Will iam E . Stewart Coll ection; FIG-326, Bowers-
    Rawson Collection; MG-328, William C. Harleman Collection. More information
    on Pennsylvania postcards can be obtained from George Miller A Pennsylvania
    A1 bum, Pi ckure Postcards, 1900-1 930, Universi t y Park: Penn StTte Press, 1979.
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                                                         MG-213

                               POSTCARD COLLECTION, CA. 1880              -   PRESENT




Countv F i l e
  Adams County
        Biglerville
        Gettysburg ( B a t t l e f i e l d ) :
              B a t t l e f i e l d Areasg:
              Eisenhower Farm
              M i s c e l l a n e o u s B a t t l e f i e l d Views
              Monuments and S t a t u e s
              Museums*
              N a t i o n a l Cemetery
              N o v e l t y P o s t c a r d s and S o u v e n i r F 6 l d e r s
              People
        G e t t y s b u r g (Town)
        M i s c e l l a n e o u s Towns and P l a c e s i n Adams County
        Mount P l e a s a n t
  A l l e g h e n y County
        Aspinwall
        Bellvue
        Ben Avon
        Braddock
        Carnegie
        Clairton
        Claremont
        Coraopplis
        Duquesne
        East Pittsburgh
        Edgewood
        Elizabeth
        Glasspor t
        Homestead
        McKeesport:
              Buildings
              Indus t r y
             M i s c e l l a n e o u s Views
              Panoramic Views
              Parks
              S t r e e t Views
        McKees Rocks
        M i1 v a le
              l
        M i s c e l l a n e o u s Towns and P l a c e s i n A l l e g h e n y County
        Munhal 1
        Na t r o n a


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:   C o n t a i n s o v e r s i z e i t e m s l o c a t e d i n Box #35


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County F i l e
  A l l s g h e n y County ( c o n t l d )
        N o v e l t y Pos t c a r d s
        Oakmon t
        Pitcairn
        Pittsburgh:
              Airports
              Amusement Parks:
                   Kennywoo d
                    Luna P a r k
                   West View
              Bridges
              Cemeteries
              Composite Views and S o u v e n i r F d l d e r s o f P i t t s b u r g h
              Downtown Area:
                    Buildings:
                         Business
                         Commercial
                         H o t e l s and R e s L a u r a n t s
                    S t r e e t Views2k
              Eas t L i b e r t y
              Events :
                   F l o o d , 1907
                   F l o o d , 1936
                    II
                       Removing The Hump," 1912-1914
                   S e s q u i c e n t e n n i a l E x p o s i t i o n o f 1908
             H o s p i t a l s and I n s t i t u t i o n s
              Inclines
              Indus t r y
             M i s c e l l a n e o u s P i t t s b u r g h Neighborhoods and P l a c e s
             N o r t h s i d e and o l d A l l e g h e n y
              Oakland:
                   C a r n e g i e Museum
                   M i s c e l l a n e o u s P l a c e s o f Oakland
              Panoramic Views
              Parks, Cit y:
                   H i g h l a n d P a r k and Zoo
                   Miscellaneous Parks
                   S c h e n l e y Park:
                         M i c e l l a n e o u s Views o f S c h e n l e y P a r k
                         Phipps conservatory
              Point S t a t e Park
             Railroads
             Religious I n s t i t u t i o n s
             R i v e r Views*
              S c h o o l s and C o l l e g e s
              Shadys i d e
              S o u t h s i d e and Mount Washington
        Se w i c k l e y
        Sharpsburg

  ik   C o n t a i n s o v e r s i z e i t e m s l o c a t e d i n Box #35
                                                                                       Page 3

County F i l e                                                                                Box #
  Allegheny County ( c o n t ' dy'                                                              5 (cont'd)
      Swissvale
      Tar en tum
      T u r t l e Creek
      Verona
      Wilkinsburg
     '~ilmerding
  Arms t r o n g County
      Apollo
      Ford C i t y
      Freeport*
      K i ttanning :
            Bridges
            Buildings
           Miscellaneous Views
           R i v e r Views:k
            S t r e e t Views
      Leechburg
      M i s c e l l a n e o u s Towns and P l a c e s i n Armstrong County
      Novelty P o s t c a r d s
      P a r k e r ' s Landing
  Beaver County
      Aliquippa
      Ambridge
      Beaver (Town)
      Beaver F a l l s :
           Buildings
           Parks :
                 M i s c e l l a n e o u s Parks
                 Morado Park and Wickham's Curve
           R i v e r Views
           S t r e e t Views
      Economy V i l l a g e and Harmony S o c i e t y
      M i s c e l l a n e o u s Towns and P l a c e s i n Beaver County
      Monaca
      New B r i g h t o n
      Novelty P o s t c a r d s
      Rochester
  Bedford County
      Bedford (Town)
      Bedford S p r i n g s
      Everett
      Grand View P o i n t and S h i p H o t e l
      L i n c o l n Highway (U.S. 30) - s e e a l s o s u b j e c t f i l e , L i n c o l n Highway
      M i s c e l l a n e o u s Towns and P l a c e s i n Bedford County
      Sax t o n
      Schellsburg
  Berks County
      Ku t z town


* Contains    o v e r s i z e i t e m s l o c a t e d i n Box #35
                                                                        Page 4

        County File
           Berks County (cont'd)
                                                                        -
                                                                        Box J!
                                                                         7 (cont'd)
  \-$30       Miscellaneous Towns and Places in Berks County
              Novelty Pos tcards
              Reading:
                  Buildings
                  Miscellaneous Views
                  Mount Penn
                  Panoramic Views
                  Parks
                  River Views
               ,  Street Views
              Roadside America
              Wernersville
1.- o~~       Womelsdorf
           Blair County
              A1 toona:
                  Buildings:
                     Commercial
                     Educational
                     Hospitals
                     Miscellaneous
                           Municipal
                              Railroad
                              Religious
                          Panoramic Views
                          Parks :
                              Lakemont Park
                              Miscellaneous
                          Scenic Views
                          S treet Views
                      Bellwood
                      Hollidaysburg
                      Horseshoe Curve and Kittaning P6inb'c
                      Miscellaneous Towns and Places in Blair county
                      Novelty-. POstcards and Souvenir Folder s

                  s Roaring Springs
                    Tipton and Camp Lindsey
                    Tyrone:;
 \ - 931         Bradford County
                    Athens
                    Canton
                    French Azilum
                    Miscellaneous Towns and Places in Bradford County
                    Novelty Postcacds
                    Sayre
                    Scenic Views of Bradford County
                    Towanda
                    Troy
                    Ulster


           fc   Contains oversize items located in Box #35
                                                           Page 5

County File                                                Box 1/
   Bucks County                                             9 (cont'd)
      Bris to1
      Doylestown
      Miscellaneous Towns and Places in Bucks County
      New Hope
      NewTown
      Perkasie
      Scenic Views of Bucks County
      Washington Crossing State park
   Butler County
      Butler:    .
          Alameda Park
          Buildings
          Panorami~ Views
          Street Views
      Chicora
      Evans C ity
      Harmony
      Mars
      Miscellaneous Towns and Places in Butler County
      Novelty Postcards
      Saxonburg
      Slippery Rock
      Zelienople
   Cambria County
      Barnesboro
      Carrolltown
      Cresson:
         Miscellaneous Views
         State Sanitarium
      Ebensburg:
         Buildings
         Miscellaneous Views
      Has tings
      Johnstown:
         Bridges
         Buildings:
             Commercial
             Educational
             Hospitals
             Miscellaneous
         Dams
         Events :
             Flood, 1889+:
             Flood, 1936
         Inclines
                   -
         Industrpk see also subject file, Industry, Coal
         Miscellaneous Views
         Panoramic Views
         Parks


:
+ Contains oversize items located in Box 1/35
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County F i l e                                                                          Box #
   Cambria County ( c o n t ' d )                                                         10 (cont'd)
       J o h n s town ( c o n t ' d ) :
              S c e n i c Views
              St r e e t V i e w s
       Lore t t o
       M i s c e l l a n e o u s Towns and P l a c e s i n Cambria County
       N o v e l t y P o s t c a r d s and S o u v e n i r , F o l d e r s
       P a tt o n
       Portage
       South Fork
   Cameron County
       Driftwood
    I  Emporium:
              Buildings
             M i s c e l l a n e o u s Views
              Panoramic Views
              S t r e e t Views
       M i s c e l l a n e o u s Towns and P l a c e s i n Cameron County
  Carbon County
       Glen Onoko
       J i m Thorpe ( ~ a u c h         Chunk)
       Lehigh t o n
       M i s c e l l a n e o u s Towns and N o v e l t y C a r d s i n Carbon Countyk
  C e n t r e County                                                                      11
       Bellefonteik
       Caves :
              Penns Cave
             Woo dwar d Cave
       M i s c e l l a n e o u s Towns and P l a c e s i n C e n t r e County
       N o v e l t y Pos tcardsgc
       Phillipsburg
       S c e n i c Views
       S t a t e College (includes Pennsylvania S t a t e University)
  C h e s t e r County
       Brandywine C r e e k and B a t t l e f i e l d
       Coatesville
       Downing town
       Kenne t t S q u a r e
       M i s c e l l a n e o u s Towns and P l a c e s i n C h e s t e r County
       Novelty Postcards
       Ox£o r d
       Phoenixville
       Spring City
       V a l l e y Forge+<
       West C h e s t e r - ,
  C l a r i o n County.
       ~ r a d ys Bend (The Narrows)+<
                    '
       C l a r i o n (Town)
       C l a r i o n R i v e r Views
       C l a r i o n S t a t e College9;

   * Contains      o v e r s i z e i t e m s l o c a t e d i n Box #35
                                                                      Page 7

        County File                                                   Box #
           Clarion County (cont'd)                                       11 (cont'd)
1-931                               -
              Cook Forest State Park see also     Forest County
              East Brady
              Foxburg
              Miscellaneous Towna and Places in   Clarion County
              New Bethlehem
              Novelty Postrards
           Clearfield County
              Clearfield (Town):
                  Buildings
                  Panoramic Views
                  S treet Views
              Coalport
              Curwensville:
                  Buildings
                  Panoramic Views
                  Street Views
              DuBois:
                  Buildings
                  DuBois Mansion and Monument
                  Edgemont Park
                  Panoramic Views
                  Street Views
              Falls Creek:
                  Falls Creek Drug Co. Series
                  Miscellaneous
              Miscellaneous Towns and Plaees in   Clearfield County
              Novelty Postcards
              Osceola Mills
           Clinton County
              Lock Haven:
                  Buildings
                  Miscellaneous
                  Panoramic Views
                  State College
                  S treet Views
              Mill Hall
              Miscellaneous Toyms and Places in   Clinton County
              Renovo :
                  Miscellaneous Views
                  Panoramic Views
                  Street Views
           Columbia County
              B erwick*
              Bloomsburg
              Catawissa
              Miscellaneous Towns and Places in   Columbia County
k%ib       Crawford County
              Cambridge Springs:
                  Buildings and Panoramic Views
                  French Creek Views
                  Hotels and Springs

          :
          + Contains oversize items located in Box #35
                                                         Page 8

County File                                              Box #
   Crawford County (cont'd)                               13 (cont'd)
      Cambridge Springs (cont'd):
          Parks
          Street Views
      Cochranton;k
      Conneaut Lake (Park):
         Bathing Area
         Boats and Boat Landings
         Eas t Side
         Exposition Park
         Hotels
         Lake View&
         Miscellaneous Views
         Panoramic Views and Souvenir Folders
      Conneaut Lake (Town)
      Conneautville
      Hydetown
      Linesville
      Meadville:
         Allegheny College
         Buildings
         French Creek Views
         Miscellaneous Views
         Parks:
             Ponce De Leon
             0ther
         Street Views
     Miscellaneous Towns and Places in Crawford County
     Novelty Postcards
     Pymatuning Lake
     Saegertown
     Shadeland
     Spartansburg
     Springboro
     Titusville:
        Buildings                      ,
        Miscellaneous View&
        Oil  - see also subject file, Industry, Oil
        Panoramic Views
        Parks:
            Drake Well - see Venango County
            0ther
        S treet Views
        Townvi11e
  Cumberland County
     Boiling Springs
     Carlisle:
        Buildings
        Diclcinson College+<
        Indian School

 k
 ;   Contains oversize items located in Box #35
                                                                 Page 9

County File                                                       Box #
   Cumberland Countv (cont'd)                                      14 (cont'd)
      Carlisle (cont'd) :
         Miscellaneous Views
         Street Views
         U.S. Army General Hospital (Carlisle Barracks)
      Mechanicsburg
      Miscellaneous Towns and Places in Cumberland County
      Mount Holly Springs
      New Cumberland
      Novelty Postcards
      Shippensburg
   Dauphin County
      Harrisburg:
         Bridges :
             Camelback
             Cumberland Valley Railroad
             Market S treet
             Miscellaneous
             Mulberry Street
             Rockville
             Walnut Street
         Buildings:
             Arsenal
             Board of Trade
             Country Clubs
             Court House
             Educational
             Executive Mansion (old)
             Fire Departments
             Harris Residence and Grave
             Hospitals
             Hotels/Motels
             Library
             Miscellaneous
             Post Office
             Railroad
             Religious
             Union Trust Building
             YMCA/YWCA
             Capito1 Complex:
                Capitol Building (1819)
                Capitol Building (1906) :
                   Dedication
                   Exterior Views;\
                   Interior Views
                Capitol Park and Extension
                Executive Building (old State Library and Museum)
            Miscellaneous Places in Harrisburg
             Novelty Postcards and Souvenir Folders


  fc   Contains oversize items located in Box #35
                                                                              Page 1 0

                                                                              -o n t ' d )
                                                                              Box #
                                                                               15 ( c

             B u i l d i n g s ( c o n t ' d) :
                   Panoramic Views
                   Parks :
                         Miscellaneous
                         Paxtang
                         Reservoir
                         Riverfront
                         Wildwood
                   S t r e e t Views :
                         Front S t r e e t
                         Market S t r e e t
                         Miscellaneous S t r e e t s
                         State Street
                         Third S t r e e t
                         Susquehanna R i v e r Views
       Hershey:
             C h o c o l a t e Company A d v e r t i s i n g C a r d s
             Gardens. and P a r k
            M i s c e l l a n e o u s Views
             Souvenir Folders
       Hummel s town
       Middletown
       Millersburg
       M i s c e l l a n e o u s Towns and P l a c e s i n Dauphin County'c
       S t e e 1t o n
  Delaware County
       Chester
       Lans d o m e
       Media
       Middle town
       M i s c e l l a n e o u s Towns and P l a c e s i n Delaware County
                                 t
       P r o s p e c t Park
       Radnor
       Ridley Park
       Swarthmore C o l l e g e
       Wayne
  E l k County
       Johnsonburg
       M i s c e l l a n e o u s Towns and P l a c e s i n E l k County
       Novelty Postcards
       Ridgeway:
             Buildings
             V i c t o r Lunberg Photograph S e r i e s
             M i s c e l l a n e o u s Views


* Contains   o v e r s i z e i t e m s l o c a t e d i n Box 3/35
                                                                  Page 11

            County File                                           Box $/
1-95s          Elk County (cont'd)                                 16 (contld)
                  Ridgeway (contld):
                     Panoramic Views
                     Street Views
                  St. ~ary's:
                     Buildings
                     Panoramic Views
                  St. ~ary'sArea Scenic Views
                  Wilcox
               Erie Countp'c
\-   (2s'         Corry:
                     Buildings
                     Miscellaneous Views
                     Parks
                     S treet Views
                  Edinboro
                  Erie (City):
                     Battle of Lake Erie:
                         Commemorations
                         Flagship Niagara
                     Buildings:
                         Educational Institu tions
                         Hospitals
                         Hotels
                         Industrial
                         Miscellaneous
                         Public
                         Organizations and Clubs
                         Railroad
                         Religious
                         Soldiers and sailor's Home
                     Docks and Harbors:*
                         Industry
                         Lifesaving
                         Miscellaneous
                         Ships
                     Flood, 1915
                     Miscellaneous Views
                     Monuments :
                         Miscellaneous
                         Wayne, General Anthony
                     Panoramic Views
                     Parks:
                         Miscellaneous
                         Waldameer Park
                     Scenic Views
                     Street Views
 Pas \            Girard
                  Miscellaneous Towns and Places in Erie County


            i'r   Contains oversize items located in Box 4/35
                                                                                      Page 12

 County F i l e                                                                       Box #
    E r i e Countv ( c o n t ' d)                                                      18 ( c o n t ' d )
         N o v e l t y Pos t c a r d s
         North      as      t
          Presque I s l e S t a t e Park
         Union C i t y :
                Buildings
               Miscellaneous
                S t r e e t Views
         Waterford:
               Lake LeBoeuf
               M i s c e l l a n e o u s Views
    F a y e t t e County
         B e l l e Vernon
         Brownsville:
               Buildings
               Miscellaneous
               Panoramic Views
               S t r e e t Views
         Camps ( R e l i g i o u s )
         C h e a t R i v e r Views
         Connellsville:
               Bridges
               Buildings
               M i s c e l l a n e o u s Views
               S t r e e t Views
         F o r t Necessity National B a t t l e f i e l d
         Friendship H i l l
         I n d u s t r y i n F a y e t t e County
         Masontown
         M i s c e l l a n e o u s Towns and P l a c e s i n F a y e t t e County
         N a t i o n a l Road (US 40)     -    s e e s u b j e c t f i l e , box #1
         Novelty Postcards
         Ohiopyle
         Perryopolis
         P o i n t Marion
         Summit Ho telgc
         Union town :
               Buildings
              M i s c e l l a n e o u s Views
               Panoramic Views
               S t r e e t Views
        Uniontown Area S c e n i c Views
   F o r e s t County
        Cook F o r e s t S t a t e P a r k    -  s e e a l s o C l a r i o n County
        M i s c e l l a n e o u s Towns and P l a c e s i n F o r e s t County
   F r a n k l i n County
        C.aledonia S t a t e P a r k
        Chambersburg:
              Buildings
              M i s c e l l a n e o u s Views
              S t r e e t Views
              Wilson C o l l e g e

*Contains o v e r s i z e i t e m s l o c a t e d i n Box #35
                                                                    Page 13

        County File                                                 Box #
           Franklin County (cont'd)                                  19 (cont'd)
e-9SZ         Greencas tle
              Mercersburg:
                  Mercersburg Academy
                  Miscellaneous Views
              Miscellaneous Towns and Places in Franklin County
              Shippensburg,
              Waynesboro
                l
           ~ u ton County
              McConnellsburg:
                  Buildings
                  Panoramic Views
              ,MiscellaneousTowns and Places in Fulton County
           Greene County
              Carmichael'&
              Miscellaneous Towns and PLaces in Greene County
              Waynesburg:
                  Buildings
                  Street Views
                  Waynesburg College
1-952      Huntingdon County
              Birmingham
              Franklinville
              Huntingdon (city):
                  Blair Park
                  Buildings
                  Juniata College
                  Miscellaneous Views
                  Pennsylvania Industrial Reformatory
                  Street Views
              Huntingdon Area Scenic Views
              Miscellaneous Towns and Places in Huntingdon County
              Mount Union
              Novelty Postcards
           Indiana County
              Blairsville
              Cherry Tree
              Glen Campbell
              Heilwood
              Homer City
              Indiana (City):
                  Buildings
                  College (Pre-University Status)
                  National Guard Encampment
                  Panoramic Views
                  Street Views
              Marion Center
              Miscellaneous Towns and Places in Indiana County
              Novelty Postcards
              Saltsburgik


        * Contains oversize items located in Box 1/35
                                                                   Page 14

       County File                                                 Box #
          Jefferson County                                          20 (cont'd)
1--95~       Big Run
             Brookville:
                Buildings
                Miscellaneous Views
                Panoramic Views
                Street Views
             Miscellaneous Towns and Places in Jefferson County
             Novelty Postcards
             Punxsatawney:
                Buildings
                Industry
                Panoramic Views
                Parks
                Street Views
             Punxsatawney Area Scenic Views
             Reynoldsville~k
          Juniata County
          Lackawanna County
             Carbondale
             Industry in Lackawanna County
             Lackawanna Trail - see subject file, Box 1
             Miscellaneous Towns and Places in Lackawanna County
             Novelty Postcards
             Rocky Glen
             Scenic Views in Lackawanna County
             Scranton:
                Buildings:
                    Educational
                    Hotels
                    Miscellaneous
                    Railroad
                    Religious
                Court House Square
                Miscellaneous Views
                Panoramic Views
                Parks :
                    Luna .
                    Nay Aug
                S treet Views :
                    Miscellaneous
                    Wyoming Avenue
          Lancas ter County+<
             Columbia
             Elizabethtown:
                Masonic Homes
                Miscellaneous Views


          ik   Contains oversize items located in Box #35

				
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