Chicago Postcard Collection

Dates: 1890s-1976; bulk: 1900-1950. Size: 2237 postcards, (2 linear foot). Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections. Spanning the 1890s to the 1970s, the Chicago Postcard Collection offers a wide range of views of the city and an insight into its culture and tourism over the 20th century. Views include aerials, skylines, buildings, businesses, hospitals, municipal structures, museums, parks, religious institutions, schools, sports, streets, transportation and World’s Fairs. [Finding aid]