West Virginia State Capitol

This vintage postcard shows the West Virginia State Capitol on the Kanawha River in Charleston, West Virginia. Originally, West Virginia was part of the state of Virginia. After the American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln the area that is now West Virginia status as its own state in recognition of the loyalty to the Union of […]

State Capitol of Alabama

Vintage travel card image of the State Capitol of Alabama in Montgomery, AL. Montgomery Alabama became the state capitol on January 28, 1846, when it moved from Tuscaloosa, AL. The prosperity of the cotton industry in the area at that time influenced the state political power and the move to Montgomery. The State of Alabama […]

Department Of Commerce Vintage Postcard

This vintage postcard shows the Department of Commerce building in Washington D.C. in the 1930’s before its construction was completed. Construction of the building began on October 4, 1927, when Herbert Hoover was the Secretary of Commerce, and the cornerstone was laid on July 10, 1929, when he was President. The building was completed in […]

U.S. Capitol Building Vintage Postcard

This vintage postcard from the 1930s shows the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. Begun in 1793, the cornerstone of the Capitol building was laid by George Washington. The central building was finished in 1800 with one wing completed in 1811. It ranks today among the noblest architectural objects in the world, its crowning glory […]

Cherry Blossom Vintage Postcard

This beautiful vintage postcard shows the Cherry Blossom tree in Washington D.C with the Lincoln Memorial across the water. The Japanese Cherry Blossom trees are a very beautiful and attractive sight in the spring of the year when they are in bloom. These trees are a gift from the Japanese Government to the United States […]

State of Ohio Office Building Vintage Postcard

This 1948 vintage postcard of Columbus, Ohio shows the “new” State of Ohio Office Building located on the Scioto River front. The original postcard read, “It harmonizes with the public buildings comprising the Civic Center Group. Seventeen different departments of the State of Ohio Government together with the State Library are located in this building.” […]

Original City Hall of Buffalo Vintage Postcard

This vintage postcard of the original City Hall in Buffalo, New York was dated 1910. This is an interesting picture because the current City Hall in Buffalo was completed on November 10, 1931 and much different in style. There are few pictures of this original City Hall of Buffalo and not many even know of […]

Ellis Island Vintage Postcard

This vintage postcard shows Ellis Island in 1907 and is a page out of American History. Ellis Island sits in the upper part of New York City Bay near the New Jersey shore and was used as the federal immigration processing station for over sixty years. From 1892 until 1954, over 12 million immigrant steamship […]

State Capitol by Moonlight Vintage California Postcard

The original vintage postcard, from 1910, of the California State Capitol in Sacramento, California shows the capitol at night lit by moonlight. Reuben Clark, the architect of the California State Capitol, finalized his plans in 1856, but the construction of the building was delayed until March, 1960 due to disagreement among legislators over the exact […]

Sacramento Hall Of Records Vintage Postcard

This early postcard dated 1900 shows the Hall Of Records and the County Court House (formerly the state capitol building) of Sacramento, California as it looked in 1895. Sacramento History Online has this same postcard and a nice history of the buildings and the City of Sacramento written with it. This is a great view […]