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Courtesy private collection

If you’re looking for images of towns where your ancestors lived, the Curt Teich Postcard Archives probably has what you need.  Teich was once was the world leader in printing of view and advertising postcards.  The Curt Teich Postcard Archives, part of the Lake County Discovery Museum in Lake County, Illinois, includes:

  • Images of more than 10,000 towns and cities in North America and many foreign countries
  • One of the nation’s largest collections of Route 66, Lincoln Highway and other travel-related images
  • Over 100,000 job files for the postcards produced by the Teich Company, best known for its “Greetings From” postcards produced in vivid colors
  • 365,000 postcards that are computer-cataloged under more than 2,100 subject headings.

For information on using the archives, click here.