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Background reading

Carline, Richard. Pictures in the post: the story of the picture postcard. Bedford, England: G. Fraser [1959].  Find research copy.

Klamkin, Marian.  Picture Postcards.  New York:  Dodd, Mead & Co., 1974. Find circulating copy.  Find research copy.

Lankevich, George J.  Postcards from Manhattan: a unique look at the history of Manhattan. Garden City Park, NY: Square One Publishers, 2003.  Find circulating copy.

Miller, George and Dorothy.  Picture Postcards in the United States 1893-1918. New York:  Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., 1976.   Find circulating copy.  Find research copy.

Phillips, Tom. The Postcard Century: 2000 cards and their messages. New York: Thames & Hudson, 2000.   Find circulating copy.

Fricke, Charles A.  “The 1907 dividing line for postal cards & postcards.”  Stamps, v. 254, no. 7 (Feb. 10, 1996), p. 14. Proquest Research Library (accessed January 30, 2007).

Hamilton-Smith, Katherine. "Postcard, Picture." Encyclopedia Americana. Grolier Online (accessed January 30, 2007).

Olmstead, Robert A.  “Vintage Postcards as Historical Images: Ghosts from the Gipper’s Era.”  Cultural Resource Management, v. 23, no. 10 (2000), p. 5-9. (accessed January 30, 2007).