|Advertisement for the King Bros. at Proctor's theater |
from 1913. Courtesy of Fulton History.
The family of Wayne Tucker recently donated a vast postcard collection to the Grems-Doolittle Library. Mr. Tucker's collection consists mainly of postcards related to the city of Schenectady and Schenectady County. There are cards of familiar landmarks as well as of those of places which no longer exist. As one of the volunteers who has been indexing the collection, I can only begin to imagine the time, effort and expense involved for Mr. Tucker to amass this collection. My work has often been slowed as I've read a message from someone or pondered an image on a card. In the early 1900's postcards were not only a way to get a message to a loved one, but were used to chronicle blizzards, floods, accidents, fires and events of the day. People could go to local photography studios to have portraits taken and made into postcards to send to friends and family far away. They were used in advertising, to announce events as well as to showcase the sights of the city. I hope to use this space to share some of the interesting and odd postcards that I have come across in this collection.
|Postcard of the King Brothers from the Wayne Tucker Postcard Collection at the|
|Advertisement for the King Bros. at Proctor's theater from 1922.|
Courtesy of Fulton History.