TO A POSTCARD VIEW OF LONGVIEW'S PAST!
Longview's places proudly portrayed in vintage postcards, and meet the movers and
shakers of Longview who made them possible.
of the information here has come from the Longview Public Library, old
newspapers and genealogy resources. Many thanks to those who have lent
the use of their cards and have contributed information.
SURE to check out the changes done to Longview's downtown area this
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postcard's popularity was at its peak from about 1900 until WWI. These were exciting years! The
results of the industrial revolution had begun to touch everyday
citizens. There was also a great sense of regional and national
pride. The automobile made many people adventurers and postcards
became a favorite souvenir. During much of this time postcard albums
proudly adorned the coffee table in many homes.
was lucky to have been given my grandfather's treasured collection of
early 1900s postcards. Interested at first only in the stamps, I
quickly became attracted to those little windows of yesteryear. I began
adding cards of my own interest to the collection, and when I stumbled onto
my first postcard of my hometown of Longview... joy!