Heritage Center Postcard Collection

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Heritage Center Postcard Collection


Postcards. Include the approximate number of items in the physical collection. Color, lithographic, black and white, photographic. Dating from 1875 - 2005


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1875 - 2005

Collection Items

Greetings from Fresno Calif.
“Greetings from Fresno, Calif.” Postcard, copyright 1907. B&W undivided back card, with paper heart affixed to recto; manufactured by the Glazier Art Co. of Boston; “controlled” by the Samuel Ward Co.; postmarked February 14, 1911 on verso.…

Wonderland Roller Arena
Wonderland Roller Arena, located at 5090 N. Blackstone Ave., Fresno, circa 1950. Color lithographic postcard published by Willats Printing of San Francisco. Owners Frank and Josephine Torcaso opened the first Wonderland in May 1949, at 5310 N.…

Fashion Fair Mall
Fashion Fair indoor mall interior, Fresno, circa 1970. Color lithograph postcard: according to data printed on verso, based on photograph by Arnold Compolongo and published by Scope Enterprises of Clovis, California. View is looking east from the…

Garnet L. “Bill” Billings
Garnet L. “Bill” Billings, Farm Equipment and Wholesale Distributor, located at 2122 S. G Street, Fresno, circa 1970. Color lithographic postcard published by Chet Jones of Fresno. Billings (1905-1982) poses with wife Velma (1905-1999) next to a…

Anchor Stage Depot
Anchor [Auto] Stage Depot, located at 715 J (Fulton) Street (northwest corner of Fulton and Mono streets), Fresno, circa 1925. Real photo postcard by unknown manufacturer, with Azo stamp on verso indicating manufacture between 1918-1930. Anchor Stage…

City Hall, Fresno, Cal.
Fresno City Hall, located at 1254 I (Broadway) Street, on the southeast corner of I (Broadway) and Merced streets, circa 1907. Color lithographic, divided-back postcard with oval center framed by intaglio, published by the Newman Post Card Co. of Los…

County Orphanage, Fresno, California
County Orphanage, Fresno, circa 1910. Color lithographic postcard published by Edward H. Mitchell of San Francisco, a large-scale postcard manufacturer. The building was situated at 3928 E. Ventura Avenue, between Ninth and Tenth streets. The…

Central California Youth's Congress
“Grand March, Central California Youth’s Congress, January 1945, Fresno Memorial Auditorium.” Card published by Artvue Post Card Co. of New York City. The conference was held on January 6-7, 1945, in the Fresno Memorial Auditorium (1936,…

Public Library
Public Library, Fresno, situated at 1330 I (Broadway) Street, Fresno, circa 1908. Published by the E.P. Charlton Co., an American five and dime store and predecessor to F.W. Woolworth & Co., and printed in Germany. At left, the side of the Fresno…

Ladies' Parlor Lecture Club
Parlor Lecture Club Building, Fresno, circa 1910. The building was constructed in 1909 and situated at 1350 Van Ness, near the southeast corner of Van Ness and Tuolumne streets. Published by Edward H. Mitchell of San Francisco, a large-scale postcard…
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