About the Chicago Postcard
The Chicago Postcard Museum is a privately
endowed, independent organization devoted to
collecting and presenting Chicago history through
picture postcard imagery and correspondence. The
Museum displays collections of Rare, Antique,
vintage and contemporary Chicago
postcards. The Chicago Postcard Museum's
statement better explains the Museum's focus.
November 1, 2007, the Museum strives to become the premier
online archive of Chicago
postcards. Unlike other Museums, the Chicago
Postcard Museum offers all of our
digital postcard images to the general public for free.
The Museum owns each postcard displayed and will
not post any images of postcards not owned by
the Museum. The entire postcard collection is willed to the
Chicago History Museum upon the director’s
presents exhibits in a straight forward and
concise manner, maximizing enjoyment and
minimizing annoying mouse clicks. We present the
front and back of almost every postcard on exhibit
because our founder believes that a part of the
fascination with old postcards is reading the
printed descriptions, the senders message,
viewing handwriting styles, and by examining a
postcards true character.
2007; The Museum
commissioned a 26˘ U.S. postage stamps
honor of the Chicago Postcard Museum's Grand Opening.
Forty stamps were printed and were
then used for mailing announcement postcards of the Museum's launch
to the local Media. If
postcard series 1 - #001 in the mail with our
postage stamp on it, you are very, very fortunate.
What a keepsake.
Here's how you can use our
postcard images for free.