The collection includes approximately 3500 California postcards from 1900 to the 1960s.

About the Collection

The collection includes approximately 3500 pictorial and photographic postcards of California. Of these, 600 are of San Jose. The collection spans from the year 1900 to the 1960s.

Subjects include historic landmarks, attractions, schools, churches, businesses, parades, valley views, theaters, street scenes, hotels, and industry.

The Digital Collection

The digital collection is a representative selection of historic postcards from the California Room. New images are added to the collection as they are digitized. 

For information about using images from this collection, contact the California Room.