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Vintage California Postcards

Penny Postcards from California

A wonderful exhibit of old postcards from a USGenWeb Archives Web Site.

Postcards from San Diego Communities

Vintage postcards from the San Diego Historical Society's extensive collection of San Diego area postcards. You can order prints of these postcards.

Panama-California Exposition - San Diego 1915-1916

Historic postcards of the Exposition staged by San Diego in 1915 to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal. San Diego would be the first American port of call north of the Panama Canal on the Pacific coast.

San Francisco: The Call/Spreckels Building in Vintage Postcards

The Call/Spreckels Building was built in 1898 by the Reid Brothers. Although the building still stands today (on the corner of Market and Third), it no longer has its dome and looks quite different. These vintage postcard images are a web tribute to that beautiful old original building.

San José Public Libraries: California Room Postcards

The California Room has a small collection of historic postcards depicting scenes in San Jose, Santa Clara County, and California.

Tahoe Country's Vintage Tahoe Postcards

From John McKinney's rustic Hunter's Retreat in the 1860s to such posh turn-of-the-century resorts as the Tallac Hotel and Tahoe Tavern, the life of early day vacationers was made vivid for those at home by postcards.

Vintage California Postcards

Postcard Dealers' Sites

California Postcard Books