Vintage Real Photo Postcards of Events

California Earthquake PostcardVintage postcards that feature specific events are somewhat unique to the real photo post card.  With this type of postcard, any event captured on camera could be made into a postcard by processing that image on special post card paper.  In this way, postcards were created of political events, sporting events, parades, social events, and disasters.

These cards captured events as they happened and can be valuable historical documents.


Folk Photography: The American Real Photo Postcard
Postcard examples from 1905 to 1930 depict a self-portrait of the American nation.

Real Photo Postcard Guide: The People's Photography A comprehensive look at the history and culture of real photo postcards.