• Heavy Equipment

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    Every day in America and around the world a piece of heavy equipment is used to dig holes in the earth. The idea of using machinery instead of manpower started in America.

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    Heavy Equipment

  • Sketches from Shakespeareby Sydney Carter

    Sketches from Shakespeare

    by Sydney Carter


    What is it that has kept Shakespeare’s work so popular? All of what he wrote is over four centuries old but is still as timely as it was in 1605. Could it be The Bard had a unique understanding of human nature and the circumstances and emotions that direct one down the path of human…

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  • The Story of the Post Card Collectors Club of America

    The Story of the Post Card Collectors Club of America


    The history of postcard clubs is not exactly postcard history, but our new contributor, Peter Meggison, has delivered a fascinating look at one of America’s first PC clubs and the men who founded it and operated it.

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  • Greetings from Oil Country

    Greetings from Oil Country


    It is an oxymoron indeed to, “put on your Sunday best, we’re going to see an oil tank burn!” But it happened many times in the first decades of the 20th century. You could even go by train on a Sunday afternoon. The postcards only hint at what a circus it must have been.

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Past Article

Bob Toal
We all know that view folders are the step-children of the Postcard King and Queen. Folders will never receive the Card of the Year Award. Why do folders get so little respect? Many collectors express varied ideas, but a reasonable answer is, no one knows. If there is anyone who has a better notion, he is Bob Toal. After you read Bob’s article you may change your mind about folders.

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Postcard History is a free online magazine dedicated to vintage and historic picture postcards and the many stories associated with them. We feature richly illustrated articles designed to both inform and entertain postcard collectors and history buffs. We also provide the most comprehensive listing of forthcoming shows around. And there’s a rich trove of links to institutional and personal online postcard collections. There’s also a comprehensive, verified listing of active postcard clubs in the U. S. and Canada, which we’re working on expanding worldwide.