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WELCOME TO A POSTCARD VIEW OF LONGVIEW'S PAST!

VISIT some of Longview's places proudly portrayed in vintage postcards, and meet the movers and shakers of Longview who made them possible.

MUCH 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.

BE SURE to check out the changes done to Longview's downtown area this year.

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The 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.

I 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! 

Enjoy the "views".

-Kathy L.