Cambridge Historical Society Postcard Collection, 1898-2010

Administrative Information

Historical Sketch

Scope and Content

Box and Folder List

2 boxes                                                                       

.5 linear feet

Processor:  Jennifer Fauxsmith

Date:  July 2011

Acquisition Information:  The postcards in the Cambridge Historical Society Postcard Collection were collected at various times and from various personages.  Few formal records remain of their donation or accession.  Notations on the backs of individual postcards indicate that the photos include gifts of:

George G. Wright Collection, 1928

Eleanor Campbell, 1981, 1991

G. W. Kleespies, 1995

Bedford Historical Society, 2004

Harriet Provine, 2005

Boston Architectural College, 2006

Dick Briggs, 2006

George and Yvonne (Wharton) Hanford, 2006

Hamor, 2010

Anonymous, n.d.

Marjorie Gutheim, n.d.

Renny Little, n.d.

Access:  There are no restrictions on items in this collection.

Permission to Publish:  Requests for permission to publish from the collection should be made to the Executive Director.

Copyright:  Cambridge Historical Society does not hold copyright for any items in this collection, with the exception of those postcards published by Maynard Workshop, Waban, MA for the Cambridge Historical Society.

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Historical Sketch: 

Postcards, also known as postal cards or private mailing cards, were first issued in Austria in 1869.  Other European countries and Canada quickly followed suit, and the United States issued their first official postal cards in 1873.  Post cards became a way to share a written description of your travels away from home, while including a visual depiction as well.  The following year, the standard size of postal cards was established as 3 ½”x 5 ½”. 

From the “Pioneer Period” (1873-1897), to the first realphoto postcard in 1899, to the “Undivided Back Era” (1901-1907) and the “Divided Back Era” (1907-1915), to the “Photochromes” (1945 to the present), postcards have undergone numerous design changes including the location of the message area, the printing processes, and the use of color.  The undivided and divided eras signified the switch to writing on the back rather than the front of the postcards. 

The postcards in this collection include a variety of types of postcards such as real photo postcards, photochromes (1945-present), and “linen” (1930-1944) postcards.  “Linen” postcards were not printed on linen, but were printed on high rag paper with a texture similar to that of woven cloth.  This material also allowed for the use of brighter, more vibrant dyes in the printing process.  This collection includes a number of examples of the various techniques and styles of postcards through the years, and illustrates how the cards were used at the time through the mailed postcards. 

Sources:

Metropolitan Postcard Club of New York City.  “Metro Postcard Publishers.”  <http://www.metropostcard.com/publishersa1.html>  Last accessed 21 July 2011.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Institutional History Division.  “Greetings from the Smithsonian: A Postcard History of the Smithsonian Institution, Chronology of the Picture Postcard.”  <http://siarchives.si.edu/history/exhibits/postcard/chronology.htm> Last accessed 21 July 2011.

Smithsonian Libraries.  “The History of Postcards.”  23 September 2009.  <http://smithsonianlibraries.si.edu/smithsonianlibraries/2009/09/the-history-of-postcards.html>  Last accessed 21 July 2011.

United State Postal Service.  “Rates for Stamped Cards and Postcards, 1873-2011.”  April 2011.  <http://about.usps.com/who-we-are/postal-history/postcard-rates-1873-2011.pdf>

Last accessed 21 July 2011.

Arrangement: 

The collection is arranged in six series:

Series I: Old Cambridge

Series II: Cambridgeport

Series III: East Cambridge

Series IV: MidCambridge

Series V: North Cambridge

Series VI: Cambridge Related

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Scope and Content: 

The Cambridge Historical Society’s Postcard Collection contains postcards dating circa 1898 to circa 2010.  The bulk of the postcards appear to be from the period 1905-1930.  This collection includes images of monuments, historic sites and houses, local universities and schools, public institutions, bridges and roadways, etc., as well as the destruction caused by the 1938 hurricane. 

The first five series are based on the geographic subdivisions of Cambridge, as outlined by the Cambridge Historical Commission’s Survey of Architectural History in Cambridge.  Series VI contains postcards relevant to Cambridge history but which do not depict a Cambridge location.  Although there are currently no postcards in Series III, East Cambridge, the region has been included to allow for future expansion of the collection.  Where duplicates of postcards existed, one unused and one used sample were maintained in the collection.  On the accompanying list, an asterisk (*) marks those postcards that have messages written on them. 

Series I,  Old Cambridge, (ca.1898-2010) consists of postcards of locations within this region including Harvard University buildings, the Cambridge Commons, Harvard Square, Christ Church, the Washington Elm, Longfellow House, the Hooper-Lee-Nichols House, and many others.  There are three postcards depicting destruction from the Great New England Hurricane of 1938 within this series. 

Series II, Cambridgeport, (ca.1906-1980) consists of postcards of locations within this region including the City Hall, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Central Square, the Harvard Bridge, Magazine Beach, and others.

Series IV, Mid-Cambridge, (ca.1905-1980) consists of postcards of locations within this region including the Cambridge High and Latin Schools, Rindge Manual Training School, the Public Library, and others.

Series V, North Cambridge, (ca.1907-1929) consists of postcards of locations within this region including Fresh Pond.

Series VI, Cambridge Related, (ca.1905-1960) consists of postcards of locations or organizations that have Cambridge connections including the Harvard Stadium in Allston, Harvard Medical School in Allston, the Nichols’ House in Salem, Massachusetts, a Longfellow monument in Portland, Maine, and others.  Also included in this series is a Souvenir Folder of Cambridge.  This folder of postcards, published by the Tichnor Brothers of Boston, MA, includes images of the Longfellow House, the Kresge Auditorium at MIT, various Cambridge bridges, and other locations.

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Cambridge Historical Society

Postcard Collection, ca.1898-2010

Series I: Old Cambridge

Box 1

Larz Anderson Bridge

1.01 CPC - Larz Anderson Bridge, Cambridge ca.1938-1941 [American Scene, New Haven, CT] Photograph: Samuel Chamberlin

1.02 CPC - “Larz Anderson Bridge and Weld Boathouse, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1915-1944

1.03 CPC - “115:- Larz Anderson Bridge, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1920-1929 [M. Abrams, Roxbury, MA]

 

Brattle Street

1.04 CPC - “No.6 – Brattle Street’s Beautiful Elms in Ruins, Cambridge, Mass. The Great New England Hurricane of 1938” ca.1938-1950 [Tichnor Bros., Inc., Boston, MA] Photograph: Boston Post

 

Cambridge Common

1.05 CPC - “John Bridge Monument on Cambridge Common, Cambridge, Mass” ca.1904-1911 [Rotograph Co., New York City, NY and Germany]

1.06 CPC - “John Bridge Monument on Cambridge Common, Cambridge, Mass” ca.1904-1911 [Rotograph Co., New York City, NY and Germany] *

1.07 CPC - “Statue of John Bridge on Common, Cambridge, Mass.” ca. 1920-1929 [M. Abrams, Roxbury, MA]

1.08 CPC - “Soldiers Monument, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1902-1904 [National Art Views Co., New York City, NY]

1.09 CPC - “The Common. Soldiers Monument & Cannons, Cambridge, mass.” ca.1915-1924 [New England News Co., Boston, MA]

1.10 CPC - “Soldier’s Monument, Cambridge, Mass.” ca. 1920-1929 [M. Abrams, Roxbury,MA] *

1.11 CPC - “Memorial Arch (D.A.R.), Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1907-1914 [M. I. Paton & Co., Boston, MA]

1.12 CPC - “Gate, Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1915-1930 [German Novelty Co., Roxbury, MA]

1.13 CPC - “Cambridge Common, Showing Barracks and Soldier’s Monument” ca.1900-1950

 

Christ Church

1.14 CPC - “Christ Church, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1915-1930 [no publisher]

1.15 CPC - “Christ Church, built 1761, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1930-1944 [no publisher, Germany] *

1.16 CPC - “Interior, Christ Church, Protestant Episcopal, Cambridge, Mass.” ca. 1936-1944 [United Art Co., Boston, MA]

1.17 CPC - “The Tower of Christ Church, Protestant Episcopal, Cambridge, Mass.” ca. 1936- 1944 [United Art Co., Boston, MA]

1.18 CPC – “Exterior of Christ Church, Protestant Episcopal, Cambridge, Mass.” ca. 1936-1944 [United Art Co., Boston, MA]

1.19 CPC - “Christ Church and Parish House, Cambridge, Massachusetts” ca. 1936-1944 [United Art Co., Boston, MA]

1.20 CPC - “Christ Church. (Built 1761.) Oldest Church Building in Cambridge, Massachusetts” ca.1920-1939 [Published for the Cambridge Historical Society by Maynard Workshop, Waban, MA]

1.21 CPC - “Christ Church, 1761, the oldest church in Cambridge” ca. 1938-1941 [American Scene, New Haven, CT] Photograph: Samuel Chamberlain

1.22 CPC - “Christ Church Graveyard in midwinter, Cambridge” ca. 1938-1941 [American Scene, New Haven, CT] Photograph: Samuel Chamberlain

 

Cooper-Frost-Austin House

1.23 CPC - “Cooper-Austin House, 21 Linnaean St., Cambridge, Mass.” 1913 [Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, Boston, MA]

1.24 CPC - “Cooper Austin House (built 1657) Oldest House in Cambridge, Massachusetts” ca.1920-1939 [Published for the Cambridge Historical Society by Maynard Workshop, Waban, MA]

1.25 CPC - “Oldest House in Cambridge, Mass. Cooper-Hill-Austin House, Built 1657.” ca.1930-1944 [unknown, Austria]

 

First Unitarian Church

1.26 CPC - “First Unitarian Church, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1906-1914 [Reichner Bros. Publishers, Boston, MA and Munchen, Germany]

1.27 CPC -First Parish Unitarian Church, Cambridge, Mass. ca.1938-1941 [American Scene, New Haven, CT] Photograph: Samuel Chamberlin

 

Harvard Square

1.28 CPC - “Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA” ca.1901-1907  [New England News Company, Boston, MA and Leipzig, Dresden]

1.29 CPC - “Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA” ca. 1901-1907 [no publisher, Germany]

1.30 CPC - “View of Harvard Square in 1865, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1901-1907 [Harvard Bookstore, Cambridge, MA]

1.31 CPC - “Cambridge, Mass. Harvard Square” ca. 1907-1915 [Mason Bros., Boston, MA]

1.32 CPC - “Subway Entrance, Harvard Square, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1915-1930 [C.T. (Curt Teich) American Art]

1.33 CPC - “Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA” ca. 1936-1944 [United Art Co., Boston, MA]

1.34 CPC -Military parade through Harvard Square ca. 1914-1920

1.35 CPC - “Harvard Square and Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts” ca.1970-1980 [Klein Post Card Service, Hyde Park, MA] Photograph: Alan Klein

1.36 CPC - “Harvard Square, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1908  [no publisher, Cambridge, MA] Photograph: J. F. Olsson, Cambridge, MA

 

Harvard University

1.37 CPC - “Appleton Chapel, Harvard College” ca.1907-1912 [Robbins Bros., Boston, MA]  *

1.38 CPC - “Harvard University, Appleton Chapel, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1904-1924 [New England News Company, Boston, MA]

1.39 CPC - “St. John’s Church. Episcopal Theological School.” ca. 1907-1914 [no publisher]

1.40 CPC - “Episcopal Theological School.” ca.1915 [no publisher] *

1.41 CPC - “Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1905-1916 [Metropolitan News Company, Boston, MA]

1.42 CPC – “Fogg Museum of Art, Cambridge.” ca. 1938-1941 [American Scene, New Haven, CT] Photograph: Samuel Chamberlain

1.43 CPC - “Gore Hall, Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1907-1912 [Robbins Bros., Boston, MA]  *

1.44 CPC - “Gore Hall, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1907-1914 [A. C. Bosselman & Company, New York, NY]

1.45 CPC - “Statue of John Harvard, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1905-1916 [Metropolitan News Company, Boston, MA]

1.46 CPC - “John Harvard, Founder of Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. – D-1” ca.1936- 1944 [United Art Company, Inc., Boston, MA]

1.47 CPC - “Harvard Union, Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1920-1929 [M. Abrams, Roxbury, MA]

1.48 CPC - “Harvard Yard, Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1907-1914 [no publisher]

1.49 CPC - Harvard Yard ca.1960-1996 [Bromley & Co, Boston, MA] Photograph: Mike Roberts

1.50 CPC - “The Yard – Looking West. Harvard University” ca.1905  [no publisher, Cambridge, MA] Photograph: J. F. Olsson, Cambridge, MA

1.51 CPC - “The Yard – Looking East. Harvard University” ca.1906  [no publisher, Cambridge, MA] Photograph: J. F. Olsson, Cambridge, MA

1.52 CPC - “The Yard – Looking West. Harvard University” ca.1908  [no publisher, Cambridge, MA] Photograph: J. F. Olsson, Cambridge, MA

1.53 CPC - “Yard, Harvard University” ca.1908 [no publisher, Cambridge, MA] Photograph: J.F. Olsson, Cambridge, MA

1.54 CPC - “House standing in Harvard College Yard until 1843. Built for Rev. Thomas Hooker, 1633.” ca.1907-1914 [G. Bazzani, Trento, Austria]

1.55 CPC - “House standing in Harvard College Yard until 1843. Built for Rev. Thomas Hooker, 1633.” ca.1907-1914 [G. Bazzani, Trento, Austria] *

1.56 CPC - “Harvard Gateway. Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1904-1924 [New England News Company, Boston, MA] *

1.57 CPC - “1630 – Johnson Gate, Harvard College.” ca.1905-1914 [Souvenir Postcard Company, New York, NY]

1.58 CPC - “Johnson’s Gate, Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1905-1916 [Metropolitan News Company, Boston, MA]

1.59 CPC - “Langdell Hall, Harvard law School, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1920-1929 [M. Abrams, Roxbury, MA]

1.60 CPC - “1627 – Massachusetts Hall, Harvard College.” ca.1905-1914 [Souvenir Postcard Company, New York, NY]

1.61 CPC - “Massachusetts Hall, Harvard University” ca.1907-1930 [Colorcraft Art Company, Cambridge, MA]

1.62 CPC - “G651 – Memorial Hall, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1904-1911 [Rotograph Co., New York, NY]

1.63 CPC - “4353 – Memorial Hall, Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1905-1914 [Souvenir Postcard Company, New York, NY]

1.64 CPC - “Memorial Hall, Harvard University” ca.1908 [J.F. Olsson & co., Cambridge, MA]

1.65 CPC - “South Portico of Harvard Memorial Church, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1915-1930 [Published for Daley’s Inc., Cambridge, MA]

1.66 CPC - “Memorial Hall, Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1920-1929 [M. Abrams, Roxbury, MA]

1.67 CPC - “Memorial Hall, Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1920-1929 [M. Abrams, Roxbury, MA] *

1.68 CPC - “Memorial Hall, Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1936-1944  [United Art Co., Boston, MA]

1.69 CPC - “Memorial Hall, Showing John Harvard Statue, Harvard University. Cambridge, Mass.” n.d. [no publisher]

1.70 CPC - “Observatory, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1915-1930 [C.T. (Curt
Teich) American Art]
 

1.71 CPC - “Harvard College Observatory, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1898 [Leon Campbell]

1.72 CPC - “The Old Pump, Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass. no.37311” ca.1907-1914 [no publisher]

1.73 CPC - “President Lowell’s Residence, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1920- 1929 [M. Abrams, Roxbury, MA]

1.74 CPC - “Radcliffe College, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1920-1929 [M. Abrams, Roxbury, MA]

1.75 CPC - “Radcliffe College, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1920-1929 [M. Abrams, Roxbury, MA]

1.76 CPC - “Longfellow Hall, Radcliffe College, Cambridge” ca.1938-1941 [The American Scene, New Haven, CT] Photograph: Samuel Chamberlain

1.77 CPC - “Radcliffe College, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1915-1930 [no publisher]

1.78 CPC - “Wadsworth House – Harvard University” ca.1901-1907 [no publisher]

1.79 CPC -The Weld Boathouse on the Charles River ca.1960-1996 [Bromley & Co, Inc., Boston, MA] Photograph: Stephen Warner

1.80 CPC - “Eliot River View and John Winthrop House. Harvard University Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1915-1930 [no publisher]

 

John Hicks House

1.81 CPC - “Old Kitchen, John Hicks House (built 1762) Cambridge, Massachusetts” ca.1920-1939 [Published for the Cambridge Historical Society by Maynard Workshop, Waban,MA]

1.82 CPC - “Living Room, John Hicks House (built 1762) Cambridge, Massachusetts” ca.1920-1939 [Published for the Cambridge Historical Society by Maynard Workshop, Waban,MA]

1.83 CPC - “John Hicks House (built 1762) Cambridge, Massachusetts” ca.1920-1939 [Published for the Cambridge Historical Society by Maynard Workshop, Waban, MA]

 

Hooper-Lee-Nichols House

1.87 CPC - “Nichols House, built in 1660 by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Brattle Street, Cambridge, Mass. – D-16” ca. 1936-1944 [United Art Co., Boston, MA]

1.88 CPC - “Nichols House, built in 1660 by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Brattle Street, Cambridge, Mass. – D-16” ca. 1936-1944 [United Art Co., Boston, MA] *

1.89 CPC - Lee-Nichols House, 159 Brattle Street, Cambridge, Mass. ca.1960-1969 [Natural Color, Berkeley, CA]

1.90 CPC - Lee-Nichols House, 159 Brattle Street, Cambridge, Mass. ca.1960-1969 [Natural Color, Berkeley, CA] *

1.91 CPC - Lee-Nichols House, 159 Brattle Street, Cambridge, Mass. ca.1969 [Yankee Colour Corporation, Southborough, MA]

1.92 CPC - Lee-Nichols House, 159 Brattle Street, Cambridge, Mass. ca.1969 [Yankee Colour Corporation, Southborough, MA] *

1.93 CPC - “Judge Joseph Lee House (built before 1760) Cambridge, Massachusetts” ca.1920- 1939 [Published for the Cambridge Historical Society by Maynard Workshop, Waban, MA]

1.94 CPC - “Judge Joseph Lee House (built before 1760) Cambridge, Massachusetts” ca.1920- 1939 [Published for the Cambridge Historical Society by Maynard Workshop, Waban, MA]

1.95 CPC - “Living Room, Judge Joseph Lee House (built before 1760) Cambridge, Massachusetts” ca.1920-1939 [Published for the Cambridge Historical Society by Maynard Workshop, Waban, MA]

1.96 CPC - “Entrance Hall, Judge Joseph Lee House (built before 1760) Cambridge, Massachusetts” ca.1920-1939 [Published for the Cambridge Historical Society by Maynard Workshop, Waban, MA]

 

Hotel Commander

1.97 CPC - “Hotel Commander, Cambridge, Mass.; Across the Common from Harvard.” ca.1936-1944 [United Art Co., Boston, MA]

1.98 CPC - “Commander Hotel” ca.1950-1969 [Colourpicture Publishers, Inc., Boston, MA]

 

The Larches

1.84 CPC - “’The Larches’ (built 1808) Cambridge, Massachusetts” ca.1920-1939 [Published for the Cambridge Historical Society by Maynard Workshop, Waban, MA]

1.85 CPC - “Front Entrance, The Larches (built 1808) Cambridge, Massachusetts” ca.1920-1939 [Published for the Cambridge Historical Society by Maynard Workshop, Waban, MA] *

1.86 CPC - “Front Entrance, The Larches (built 1808) Cambridge, Massachusetts” ca.1920-1939 [Published for the Cambridge Historical Society by Maynard Workshop, Waban, MA] *

 

Annie Allegra Longfellow’s House

1.99 CPC - Annie Allegra Longfellow’s Home ca.1960-1980 [Yankee Colour Corporation, Southborough, MA

1.100 CPC - Annie Allegra Longfellow’s Home ca.1960-1980 [Yankee Colour Corporation, Southborough, MA *

1.101 CPC - Alice Mary Longfellow ca.1990-2010 [Consolidated/Drake Press, Philadelphia, PA] Photograph: Eastern National Park & Monument Association

 

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s House

1.102 CPC - “Longfellow House, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1904-1924 [The New England News Company, Boston, MA]

1.103 CPC - “Cambridge, Longfellow’s Home” ca.1905-1908 [Metropolitan News Company, Boston, MA] *

1.104 CPC - “Cambridge, Mass. Home of Longfellow” ca.1907-1909 [Mason Bros. & Company, Boston, MA] *

1.105 CPC - “4. Cambridge, Mass., Home of Longfellow” ca.1907-1912 [Mason Bros. & Company, Boston, MA] *

1.106 CPC - “Longfellow House, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1920-1929 [M. Abrams, Roxbury, MA]

1.107 CPC - “Home of Longfellow, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1904-1924 [The New England News Company, Boston, MA]

1.108 CPC - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ca.1960-1996 [Bromley & Co, Inc., Boston, MA] Photograph: Henry Cobb Shaw

1.109 CPC - Longfellow National Historic Site ca.1980-2010 [Coastal Photo Scenics, Southwest Harbor, ME] Photograph: Ed Elvidge, Eastern National Park & Monument Association

1.110 CPC - Longfellow National Historic Site ca.1980-2010 [Coastal Photo Scenics, Bar Harbor, ME] Photograph: Ed Elvidge, Eastern National Park & Monument Association

1.111 CPC - “Longfellow’s Study, Craigie House, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1920-1929 [M. Abrams, Roxbury, MA]

1.112 CPC - Library, Longfellow’s House ca.1960-1996 [Bromley & Co, Inc., Boston, MA] Photograph: Henry Cobb Shaw

1.113 CPC - “Old clock on the Stairs, Longfellow’s Home, Cambridge, Mass. 60702” ca.1907- 1912 [no publisher] *

1.114 CPC - Front Hall, Longfellow House ca.1960-1996 [Bromley & Co, Inc., Boston, MA] Photograph: Henry Cobb Shaw

1.115 CPC - Longfellow National Historic Site ca.1980-2010 [Coastal Photo Scenics, Southwest Harbor, ME] Photograph: Julian J. Coen, Eastern National Park & Monument Association

1.116 CPC - Dining Room, Longfellow National Historic Site, Cambridge, Massachusetts ca.1960-1996 [Bromley & Co, Inc., Boston, MA]

1.117 CPC - Parlor, Longfellow National Historic Site, Cambridge, Massachusetts ca.1960-1996 [Bromley & Co, Inc., Boston, MA]

1.118 CPC - Longfellow National Historic Site ca.1980-2010 [Coastal Exposures, Inc., ME] Photograph: Julian J. Coen, Eastern National Park & Monument Association

 

Longfellow’s Village Blacksmith/Cock Horse Inn

1.119 CPC - Doorway at the “Sign of the Cock Horse” on Brattle Street ca.1919-1950

1.120 CPC - This house was built about 1811 and in 1827 became the property of Longfellow’s “Village Blacksmith”… ca.1919-1950

1.121 CPC - This house was built about 1811 and in 1827 became the property of Longfellow’s “Village Blacksmith”… ca.1952-1958

1.122 CPC - The site of the Village Smithy is at the corner of Brattle and Storey Streets, Cambridge. ca.1952-1958

1.123 CPC - Dexter Pratt, Longfellow’s Village Blacksmith, lived at what is now the Cock Horse Inn. ca.1919-1950

 

James Russell Lowell House

1.124 CPC - “James Russell Lowell House, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1906-1914 [Reichner Bros. Publishers, Boston, MA and Munchen, Germany]

1.125 CPC - “James Russell Lowell House, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1905-1914 [Illustrated Postcard Co., New York, NY] *

1.126 CPC - “Home of James Russell Lowell, Built in 1767, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1907-1914 [no publisher]

1.127 CPC - “‘Elmwood’ (Built 1760) Birthplace of James Russell Lowell, Cambridge, Massachusetts” ca.1920-1939 [Published for the Cambridge Historical Society by Maynard Workshop, Waban, MA]

1.128 CPC - “James Russell Lowell House, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1920-1940 [The Process Photo Studios, Chicago, IL]

1.129 CPC - ‘Elmwood,’ 1767 Birthplace of James Russell Lowell, Cambridge, Mass. ca.1950-1956 [Meridian Gravure Co., Meridian, CT] *

1.130 CPC - ‘Elmwood,’ 1767 Birthplace of James Russell Lowell, Cambridge, Mass. ca.1950-1956 [Meridian Gravure Co., Meridian, CT] *

1.131 CPC - ‘Elmwood,’ 1767 Birthplace of James Russell Lowell, Cambridge, Mass. ca.1950-1956 [Meridian Gravure Co., Meridian, CT] *

 

Mount Auburn Cemetery

1.132 CPC - “New Chapel at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge” ca.1901-1907 [Boston Sunday Post, Boston, MA]

1.133 CPC - “Mary Baker Eddy Memorial in Mt. Auburn, Cambridge, Massachusetts” ca.1915- 1930 [American Art Post Card Co., Boston, MA]

 

Mount Auburn Street

1.134 CPC - “No.10 – Homes damaged by fallen trees on Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, Mass. The Great New England Hurricane of 1938” ca.1938-1950 [Tichnor Bros., Inc., Boston, MA] Photograph: International News Service

 

Ruggles-Fayerweather House

1.135 CPC - “Cambridge Massachusetts Ruggles Mansion” ca.1904-1920

1.136 CPC - “Old Ruggles Mansion, Brattle Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts” ca.1915-1930

 

St. John the Evangelist

1.137 CPC - “Monastery of St. Mary and St. John, Mother House of the Society of St. John the Evangelist, Memorial Drive, Cambridge, Massachusetts” ca.1915-1960 [J. F. Olsson & Co., Cambridge, MA]

1.138 CPC - “Monastery of St. Mary and St. John, Mother House of the Society of St. John the Evangelist, Memorial Drive, Cambridge, Massachusetts” ca.1915-1960 [J. F. Olsson & Co., Cambridge, MA] *

 

Henry Vassall House

1.139 CPC - “Vassall House (built 1737-1760) Cambridge, Massachusetts” ca.1920-1939 [Published for the Cambridge Historical Society by Maynard Workshop, Waban, MA]

1.140 CPC - “Reception Room, Vassall House (built 1737-1760) Cambridge, Massachusetts” ca.1920-1939 [Published for the Cambridge Historical Society by Maynard Workshop, Waban, MA]

 

Washington Elm

1.141 CPC - “Washington Elm. Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1906 [New England News Co., Boston, MA and Leipzig, Dresden] *

1.142 CPC - “The Washington Elm, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1905 [Rotograph Co., New York City, NY and Germany] *

1.143 CPC - “Washington Elm. Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1909 [New England News Co., Boston, MA and Germany] *

1.144 CPC - “1625. Washington Elm, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1907 [Souvenir Post Card Co., New York City, NY and Berlin, Germany]  *

1.145 CPC - “1625. Washington Elm, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1907 [Souvenir Post Card Co., New York City, NY and Berlin, Germany]

1.146 CPC - “Washington Elm Cambridge” ca.1906-1910 [Boston Post-Card Co., Boston, MA]

1.147 CPC - “The Washington Elm, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1906-1914 [Reichner Bros., Boston, MA and Munchen, Germany] *

1.148 CPC - “The Washington Elm, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1906-1914 [Reichner Bros., Boston, MA and Munchen, Germany] *

1.149 CPC - “Washington Elm, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1905-1914 [Illustrated Postcard Co., New York City, NY and Germany] *

1.150 CPC - “Washington Elm, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1905-1914

1.151 CPC - “Cambridge, Mass., Washington Elm” ca.1907-1917 [Mason Bros. & Co., Boston, MA] *

1.152 CPC - “Washington Elm, Cambridge, Mass.” ca. 1920-1929 [M. Abrams, Roxbury, MA]

1.153 CPC - “Washington Elm, Cambridge, Mass.” ca. 1920-1929 [M. Abrams, Roxbury, MA] *

1.154 CPC - “The Washington Elm, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1915-1930 [Tichnor Brothers, Inc., Cambridge, MA]

1.155 CPC - “The Washington Elm, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1915-1930 [Tichnor Brothers, Inc., Cambridge, MA] *

 

Box 2

Series II. Cambridgeport

Central Square

2.01 CPC - “151: - Central Square, Cambridge, Mass.” ca. 1936-1944 [United Art Co., Boston, MA]

2.02 CPC - “Cambridge, Mass. Central Square and Massachusetts Ave.” ca.1906-1909 [Hugh Leighton Co., Portland, ME] *

Harvard Bridge

2.03 CPC - “Harvard Bridge, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1906-1914 [Reichner Bros. Publishers, Boston, MA and Munchen, Germany] *

2.04 CPC - “230 – Harvard Bridge by Moonlight, View from Cambridge, Mass.” ca. 1920-1929 [M. Abrams, Roxbury, MA]

2.05 CPC - “634: - Harvard Bridge between Boston and Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1936-1944 [United Art Co., Boston, MA]

2.06 CPC - “53: - Harvard Bridge between Boston and Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1936-1944 [United Art Co., Boston, MA]

2.07 CPC - “Harvard Bridge crossing the Charles River, Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the distance, Boston, Mass.” ca.1939-1945 [Colourpicture, Boston, MA] *

 

Longfellow Bridge

2.08 CPC - “New Bridge, Cambridgeport, Mass.” ca.1907 [Robbins Bros., Boston, MA]  *

2.09 CPC - “66: - West Boston Bridge, Boston, Mass.” ca.1936-1944 [United Art Co., Boston, MA]

2.10 CPC - Longfellow Bridge and Charles River Basin ca.1960-1980 [Bromley & Co, Boston, MA] Photograph: Mike Roberts

 

Magazine Beach

2.11 CPC - “Magazine Beach and Bath House, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1913 [no publisher] *

 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2.12 CPC - “Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Bridge, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1907-1912 [Mason Bros. & Company, Boston, MA]

2.13 CPC - Massachusetts Institute of Technology ca.1917 [no publisher] *

2.14 CPC - “12 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cambridge, Massachusetts” ca.1930- 1944 [American Art Post Card Co., Brookline, MA]

2.15 CPC - “24: - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1935 [United Art Co., Boston, MA] *

2.16 CPC - “944: - Memorial Driveway Along Charles River And Technology. Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1928-1930 [no publisher]

2.17 CPC - Aerial view of M.I.T. ca.1956 [Souvenir Corp. of America, Boston MA] *

 

YMCA

2.18 CPC - “Y.M.C.A., Cambridge, Mass.” ca. 1920-1929 [M. Abrams, Roxbury, MA]

 

Series III. East Cambridge

No postcards currently.

 

Series IV. Mid-Cambridge

 

Cambridge City Hall

4.01 CPC - “Cambridge City Hall” ca.1907 [Metropolitan News Co., Boston, MA] *

4.02 CPC - “Cambridge, Mass. City Hall.” ca.1909 [no publisher] *

 

Cambridge House Motor Hotel

4.03 CPC - “Cambridge House, Motor Hotel, Cambridge, Massachusetts” ca.1960-1980 [Yankee Colour Corporation, Southborough, MA]

 

English High School

4.04 CPC - “Cambridge High School, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1907-1914 [no publisher]

 

High and Latin Schools

4.05 CPC - “High and Latin Schools, Cambridge, Mass.” ca. 1920-1929 [M. Abrams, Roxbury, MA]

 

Manual Training School

4.06 CPC - “Manual Training School, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1907-1912 [Robbins Bros., Boston, MA]*

4.07 CPC - “Rindge Manual Training School, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1907-1914 [no publisher]

 

Public Library

4.08 CPC - “Cambridge Public Library.” ca.1905-1916 [Metropolitan News Company, Boston, MA]

4.09 CPC - “Public Library, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1907-1914 [no publisher] *

4.10 CPC - “Public Library, Cambridge, Mass.” ca. 1920-1929 [M. Abrams, Roxbury, MA]

4.11 CPC - “Public Library, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1923 [M. Abrams, Roxbury, MA] *

4.12 CPC - “Public Library, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1936 [United Art Co., Boston, MA] *

 

Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church

4.13 CPC - “St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Cambridge, Massachusetts” n.d. [no publisher]

 

Savings Bank

4.14 CPC - “Savings Bank Building, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1907-1914 [no publisher]

 

Y.W.C.A.

4.15 CPC - “Y. W. C. A., Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1923 [C.T. (Curt Teich) American Art]

 

Series V. North Cambridge

5.01 CPC - “Fresh Pond Drive Way, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1908 [Robbins Bros., Boston, MA]*

5.02 CPC - “Picnic Grove at Fresh Pond, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1907-1912 [Robbins Bros., Boston, MA] 

5.03 CPC - “Picnic Grove at Fresh Pond, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1909  [Robbins Bros., Boston, MA] *

5.04 CPC - “Winding Road, West Shore, Fresh Pond, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1914 [Thomson & Thomson, Boston, MA]

5.05 CPC - “Fresh Pond, Driveway, Cambridge, Mass.” ca. 1920-1929 [M. Abrams, Roxbury, MA]

 

Series VI. Cambridge Related

6.01 CPC - “Cambridge, Mass. Souvenir Folder of Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1945-1960 [Tichnor Bros., Inc., Boston, MA]

6.02 CPC - “Cambridge Waterfront, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1910 [Robbins Bros., Boston, MA]*

6.03 CPC - “Charles River, Cambridge, From Near the Stadium, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1915- 1930 [Tichnor Bros., Inc., Cambridge, MA]

6.04 CPC - “Church destroyed by hurricane’s fury, Cambridge, Mass. The Great New England Hurricane of 1938” ca.1938-1950 [Tichnor Bros., Inc., Boston, MA] Photograph: Boston Post

6.05 CPC - “Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.” ca.1907-1917 [Mason Bros. & Co., Boston, MA]

6.06 CPC - “Buildings of the New Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.” ca.1907-1912  [Robbins Bros. Co., Boston, MA] 

6.07 CPC - “Harvard and Yale Game, Stadium, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1910-1914 [no publisher]

6.08 CPC - “Cambridge, Mass., Stadium, Soldiers Field” ca.1910-1917 [Mason Bros. & Co., Boston, MA] *

6.09 CPC - “Harvard Stadium, Cambridge, Mass.” ca.1917  [Mason Bros. & Co., Boston, MA] *

6.10 CPC - “Nichols’ House, Salem, Mass. Built 1798.” ca.1905-1914 [Souvenir Post Card Co., New York, NY]

6.11 CPC - “90. Portland, ME., Longfellow Monument.” ca.1907-1917 [Mason Bros. & Co., Boston, MA]

6.12 CPC - “12528 The Wadsworth-Longfellow House, Portland, ME. Built in 1785.” ca.1909 [Detroit Publishing Co., Detroit, MI] *

* Postcard was used.

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