Greetings from Kansas City

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Greetings from Kansas City gathers more than 200 images of vintage Kansas City postcards – featuring depictions of landmarks, hotels, parks, and public buildings - in the holdings of the Library’s Missouri Valley Special Collections.
Monday, January 28, 2013 (All day)
Friday, May 31, 2013 (All day) @ Central Library

In the pre-digital era before cell phones, satellites, and the Internet allowed travelers to instantly transmit their photos and comments to family and friends, Americans relied on “snail mail” and the picture postcard.

This exhibit gathers more than 200 examples of Kansas City postcards from the ‘30s and ‘40s. The cards – featuring images of landmarks, hotels, parks, and public buildings - have been drawn from the Mrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection in the holdings of the Library’s Missouri Valley Special Collections.