Category Archives: Postcard of the Day

The West Street business district, Rockford, ca. 1960. Color View, Inc. (#6275-C), Rockford, Ill.; photo by H. Bruechner; printed by Dexter Press, West Nyack, N.Y. Taken from Picturing Illinois: Twentieth-Century Postcard Art from Chicago to Cairo (University of Illinois Press, October … Continue reading

Yesterday’s Picturing Illinois feature started with the northern part of the state. Today we reach far south to Cairo, Illinois. Ohio Street, Cairo, ca. 1910. International Post Card Co. (#550), New York; made in Germany.

Today, October 29, 2012, is the official publication date of Picturing Illinois: Twentieth-Century Postcard Art from Chicago to Cairo, by John A. Jakle and Keith A. Sculle. Providing rich historical and geographical context, Picturing Illinois illustrates the postcard’s significance in American popular … Continue reading