Geneva Historical Society Postcard Collection

The Geneva Historical Society collects items that illustrate the stories of the city and the surrounding area. This includes objects, clothing, photos, paintings, letters, journals and other items that were made in Geneva, used by its residents, or have a connection to a person, place, or thing in the city. Items in the collection range in time period 1700s to present time. The object collection consists of approximately 7,000 three-dimensional objects and 2,000 costumes and textiles. They tell the stories of industry, transportation, retail stores, education, religion, recreation and leisure, and artistic pursuits. The Society’s 1,300 cubic foot Archive holds two-dimensional and paper items including 50,000 images. Geneva’s stories are captured in letters, diaries, ledgers and minute books, and photographs.

The Geneva Historical Society Postcard Collection includes a sampling from a larger physical collection, with variant views of the items pictured online. The online Postcards Collection contains views of Geneva and its people, buildings, and other interesting scenes. Many are in color, ranging from the 1890s to about 1970. The majority appear to be from 1900-1930. Many have personal notes on them, which have been transcribed.

Collection owner: Geneva Historical Society