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Wish You Were Here: A Century of Postcards

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It’s summer, and you know what that means: prime vacation time.

Our ways of traveling have changed in the last century or so, along with our means of communicating with our loved ones back home, but one thing has never changed much: we love to send postcards to show people just what they’re missing!

Here are some from trips within the U.S.:

New Orleans 1945
(New Orleans, Louisiana, 1945)

Chicago 1945
(Lakeshore Drive, Chicago, Illinois, 1945)

Ranier Ntnl Park 1940s
(Ranier National Park, Washington, 1940s)

San Francisco 1949
(San Francisco, California, 1949)

Here are some from folks abroad in Europe:

London 1969
(London, U.K., 1969 — notice the big sign for Tom Jones!)

Nice, France, 1914
(Nice, France, 1914; sent from Paris)

Switzerland 1915
(Lake Lugano, Switzerland/Italy border, 1915)

Rome 1903
(Rome, Italy, 1903)

Salzburg 1969
(Salzburg, Austria, 1969)

Abroad in the middle east and the far east:

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(Port Said, Egypt, 1902; sent from Cairo)

Tokyo 1903
(Tokyo, Japan, 1903)

Peking 1936
(Peking, China, 1936)

Browse the collections below to discover a variety of postcards:

Or take a look at these small collections of postcards:

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