The Alamo Vintage Texas Postcard

What today is known as “The Alamo” in Texas became famous for the battle waged there during the Texas Revolution against Mexico.  The Alamo was a mission called, Mission San Antonio de Valero and was home to the priests and Indian converts for seventy years before the battle took place. The mission was built in […]

Smithsonian Institution Vintage Postcard

The Smithsonian Institution building is shown in this vintage card, and is located in the National Mall in Washington D.C. The Smithsonian Institution was established in 1846 through the half million dollar bequest of James Smithson. From small beginnings it has grown to be one of the mightiest of the world’s activity centers in gathering […]

National Gallery of Art Vintage Postcard

The original vintage postcard read “The new National Museum is under the direction of the Smithsonian Institution and is supported by annual appropriations by Congress.” At the time, the director of the Smithsonian was initially in charge of the new museum, however, later this was not so. The building shown in this postcard is actually […]

The Corcoran Gallery of Art Vintage Postcard

This vintage postcard shows an art museum in Washington D.C. called the Corcoran Gallery of Art. It was founded and endowed by the late W. W. Corcoran in 1830 as a gift to the public. The Corcoran Gallery of Art is on 17th St. southwest of both the White House and State, War, and Navy […]