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 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.
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.
About Postcards – a terrific resource with articles about many important early English postcard publishers, plus a useful glossary of the unique language of deltiology, from “Advertising Postcard” to “Write Away”.
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
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