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Thread: best place to find pictures and 1875 to 1930 old towns by name of town??

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    best place to find pictures and 1875 to 1930 old towns by name of town??

    is there a web site that has them by name,not just random pictures.
    thanks brad

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    What town are you looking for?
    And what place are you looking for in that town?
    Be specific, if you wish.
    Don.....
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    i find a lot of old towns on maps that are no longer there,then i go detecting there.it would be nice if i could see what used to look like.thanks brad
    Quote Originally Posted by Mackaydon View Post
    What town are you looking for?
    And what place are you looking for in that town?
    Be specific, if you wish.
    Don.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1637 View Post
    i find a lot of old towns on maps that are no longer there,then i go detecting there.it would be nice if i could see what used to look like.thanks brad
    Some of my approaches:
    * Old periodicals. (newspapers.com $, universities, personal online archives, archive.org)
    * Books about the region.
    * County or regional historian. Usually can be found via county government resources.
    * Old maps. may provide a city or town layout. (USGS historical topo maps)
    * Old sat images or aerial photographs. (Google earth)
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    Just interested in this issue. Let me know if you find the answer, please
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    While I enjoy reading about all the treasures, my main interest is digging up the history of my farm
    County websites and county historical society websites.
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    In Europe it works fine to google "old postcard [name of pertinent place]" since there is a vivid collector market for old picture postcards

    Greets namxat

    PS: Had instances were really great spots were discovered by combining it with "beergarden" "daytrip restaurants" "swimming" "lido" and so on. These day trip destination are sometimes now closed and forgotten. People go further since they have cars nowadays.
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    U.S., Historical Postcards

    This database contains over 115,000 historical postcards with photos of places in the United States. Each postcard caption has been indexed and may be searched by keyword or location. The database also includes the city, county, state, and postcard era (estimated year range) for most postcards.
    This database is primarily useful for obtaining a photograph or picture of a specific place in time. If you do not already have pictures of the places your ancestors lived, historical postcards are a good alternative to personal photos.


    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8705

    National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection –

    http://digital.lib.umd.edu/ntlpostcards

    GOOGLE Images

    https://www.google.com/search?q=hist...iw=853&bih=543
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    thank you i check it out. brad
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    U.S., Historical Postcards


    This database contains over 115,000 historical postcards with photos of places in the United States. Each postcard caption has been indexed and may be searched by keyword or location. The database also includes the city, county, state, and postcard era (estimated year range) for most postcards.
    This database is primarily useful for obtaining a photograph or picture of a specific place in time. If you do not already have pictures of the places your ancestors lived, historical postcards are a good alternative to personal photos.


    U.S., Historical Postcards

    National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection –

    National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection ? Digital Collections @ UM

    GOOGLE Images

    https://www.google.com/search?q=hist...iw=853&bih=543
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    What town are you looking for?
    And what place are you looking for in that town?
    Be specific, if you wish.
    Don.....
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    https://www.amazon.com/Historic-Mich.../dp/B0748Y253F


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