• SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER – WE’RE TAKING THE SUMMER OFF

    September is also when postcard shows resume – in Merrickville (Sept. 9th) and Dundas (Sept 24th).

    Details on our show calendar page.

Worldwide Postcard Links

Our members are interested in postcards from all over the world. Some links are below and we’re happy to include others as we learn about them. For links to Canadian sites, click here!

POSTCARD CLUBS in other Countries
Australia
New Zealand
U.S.A.
  Metropolitan Postcard Club of New York (direct link)
U.K.
Postcrossing – a postcard exchange association

POSTCARD WEBSITES of TPC Members
Parisian Fields (Norman Ball, TPC #1351), a fascinating blog about the history of Paris that is inspired by vintage Paris postcards.

HISTORICAL PUBLISHERS
Bamforth & Co. Britain’s beloved purveyor of cheeky seaside postcards is still licensing its images.
Curt Teich All about the company that “invented” the “linen” postcard and gave mid-century U.S. cards their unmistakable appearance.
Curt Teich Postcard Dating Index and Geographical Index (in progress): Provided by the Curt Teich Postcard Archives Collection, formerly at the Lake County Discovery Museum, Libertyville IL, but now relocated to the Newberry Library in Chicago 
Detroit Publishing Company
 The “How did they do it?” section is especially interesting.
Detroit Publishing Postcards Another take on Detroit Publishing – from the New York Public Library Archives.
Raphael Tuck Postcards Extensive database of the postcards of England’s most famous postcard manufacturer.

For the most comprehensive list (which includes many Canadian companies) see the Metropolitan Club’s postcard history site. For selected Canadian publishers, see also the TPC’s own in-depth publisher biographies.

TOPICAL SITES  
Map Postcards from U.K. and European publishers. Gallery includes many examples of Canadian map cards published by John Walker & Co.
The Postcard Album – a valuable site with vast amounts of information about German postcard printers and how to identify their work 
Postcard Views of Old New York

POSTCARD ARTISTS
Ellen Clapsaddle Postcards The iconic postcard images of U.S. artist Ellen Clapsaddle.
Donald McGill Museum Featuring the works of the cartoonist whose name is synonymous with England’s seaside postcards.

MUSEUMS AND ARCHIVES of Postcards
Chicago Postcard Museum
Donald McGill Museum (see under “Postcard Artists”)
Metropolitan Museum, New York – Walker Evans and the Picture Postcard Exhibit, Spring 2009     
Newberry Library, Chicago – Curt Teich Collection, Leonard Lauder Oilette Collection and others formerly housed at the Lake County Discovery Museum

One Comment

  1. Hi there!

    I just discovered this site and think it’s wonderful!
    I thought I would drop a line about an online show that my father in-law is hosting called “Art and Stories of the 20th Century Postcard.” The show details about 100 vintage cards dating as far back as 1900. Although his collection contains thousands of cards from all over the world, including some older than the turn of the 19th century. The exhibit can be found in a Facebook group my husband created online at https://www.facebook.com/groups/485424754988661/.

    Hope some of you enjoy it!

    Cheers!

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