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Historic Postcards
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 Historic Postcard Collection currently includes a representative selection of historic postcards from the California Room. New images are added to the collection as they are digitized. If you are interested in keeping up to date with the latest additions, you can sign up for the collection RSS Feed.

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