On April 10, 1900, University of Illinois benefactor Arnold Beckman was born in Cullom, Illinois.  Fourteen years later this snowy scene of Beckman’s hometown was captured for postcard distribution.

Cullom, 1914.  No publisher given.

Taken from Picturing Illinois: Twentieth-Century Postcard Art from Chicago to Cairo (University of Illinois Press, October 2012).  Previous postcards herehere, here, here, herehere, here, here, and here.


2 Responses to Postcard of the Day, Part 10

  1. Roberta says:

    Cullom is my hometown! It is where I grew up, went to school and got married. It might not be a popular tourist town, but it is what I call “home.”

  2. Joy Maiti says:

    Arnold Orville Beckman (April 10, 1900 – May 18, 2004) was an American chemist who founded Beckman Instruments based on his 1934 invention of the pH meter, a device for measuring acidity. He also funded the first transistor company, thus giving rise to Silicon Valley.