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North Carolina Postcards

Posted August 22, 2007 10:03 a.m. EDT
Updated August 22, 2007 10:10 a.m. EDT

What is your favorite old North Carolina postcard?

If you don't have one now you soon will. Nicholas Graham has compiled quite an amazing collection of old North Carolina postcards at UNC's Wilson Library in Chapel Hill. You don't have to fight the traffic to see it. You can view this marvelous addition to the North Carolina Collection online.

More than 1,000 images are part of this digital collection. Many postcards will give you a glimpse of what life was like in North Carolina in the early to mid 1900's. I was so captivated by the website that I couldn't get any work done this morning so I decided to blog about it.

I began collecting postcards several years ago after finding one published by my grandfather who was a Morganton druggist. I may donate my Morganton collection to UNC for others to share. Nicholas says others are welcome to do the same. You can contact the North Carolina Collection at nccref@unc.edu or by calling (919( 962-1172.

Browse through this neat collection and let me know your favorite postcards. Here are some of mine: "Piping on the Peaks," "Atlantic Beach," "Mt. Mitchell Station," "Fayetteville Street - Raleigh." and "A Day's Catch in Croatan Sound."