Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Welcome to the Alexandria Postcard Collection

Postcards are an important medium in telling stories of the past. They are historical masterpieces, showing life at points in time.

Greetings from Alexandria, in the Heart of Louisiana
Postcards show aerial views, street scenes, businesses, schools, churches, hospitals and government buildings. They showcase parks, railroads, and hotels, and other aspects of daily life.

And here in Alexandria, the military has been an important part of our history. And thus there are postcards from the World War II era dealing with Camp Claiborne, Camp Livingston, Camp Beauregard and other early Army posts and bases.

Our collection of historic, vintage postcards about Alexandria has been collected over decades, and is presented here for the enjoyment of all.

We have published the only postcard record of the April 4, 1923 Tornado that struck Alexandria and Pineville, killing at least 14 people.  

Please contact me if you have any postcards that we do not show, but that you would like to share. Thanks to my good friend Ken Freeman for his help.

As you view the collection, remember that you can click on each postcard image to make it larger.

We will add postcards over time, so please visit again!

Please pass this site on to other folks who might be interested in our history!

                                                                                                       Dale Genius

Early Examples of Postcards Before Pictures, Circa 1875-1900

Very early U.S. postcard published about 1875.
Published date about 1879.

U.S. postcard. Publish date about 1886.
Publish date approximately 1893.
One cent. Published 1900.
Last but not least, a very RARE Civil war era postcard. Addressed  to
Capt.Manuel Bennet. (Confederate Capt.) Evergreen, Louisiana. Mailed from Cotile, Louisiana
on May 12th. Sometime between 1861 and 1865.
Probably shortly after the war was over.
(One of the crown jewels of the Collection)

The card is from H.A. Boyce.
It is signed by him.
The founder of what is now Boyce, Louisiana.


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