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History of Belgium

  • Belgium has land Borders with 4 Countries – Germany, France, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands

  • Belgium has three languages spoken in this Small Country – Belgium, Dutch, and Flemish

  • Have the Famed Cold Springs – Used for Hundreds of Years fro Healing – Word “Spa “ comes from here

  • Belgium is World famous for beer and Chocolate – and is the World’s number 1 exporter of chocolate

  • French Fries are believed to been invented here, and it is the Home of the Belgian Waffles

  • In 1846 – Adolphe Sax – invented the Saxophone

  • More Castles per square Mile than any other country in Europe

  • Oldest free Country in Europe in 1066

  • Home of “ Brussels Sprouts”

  • Has a very high Education rate and children are made to go until they are 18 years old

  • It is against the law not to vote

  • 1st country in the World to issue Electronic Passports

  • Napoleons Final defeat was in waterloo Belgium

  • Because of Lighting, the Belgium Highways can be seen from the Moon

  • Home to seven Monastries was the monks continue to Brew Beer

  • Is the Home of the Worlds largest Diamond Center

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History of Brussels / Bruxelles

  • Saint Gery Built a Chapel in 695AD on Banks of the Senne river

  • City was officially Founded in 979 AD – built near the Senne River – by Charles Duke of lotharingia

  • Revolution in 1830 against the Ruling Dutch

  • First set of City walls were in 11th Century – for protection of the City

  • Duke of Barbant made it the capital for 3 Centuries

  • Rebelled against Rome pre 1500s

  • By 1633 – had a population of 50,000

  • Revolt for Independence against King William of the Netherlands.

  • After the Revolution and Independence was gained population grew to over 120,000

  • Largest City in Belgium

  • Political Capital of Europe – Home of the European Union

  • The airport in Brussels is the Largest Selling Spot of Chocolate in the World

  • Audrey Hepburn Born in Brussels in 1929

  • Home to the deepest indoor swimming pool in the world – 35 meters / 115 Feet Deep many scuba divers train here, has couple artificial caves

Royalty / Government

  • Constitutional Monarchy – Chosen in 1830 upon Independence – Congress nominates

  • King Leopold I ( 1790 – 1865) Married to Charolette of Wales, and also then Louise of Orleans ( They had 4 Children )

  • King Leopold II ( 1835 – 1909) married to Marie Henriette of Austria 9 They had Three Children )

  • Albert I ( 1875 – 1934 ) Married to Elizabeth of Bavaria  ( they had 3 Children )

  • King Leopold III ( 1901 – 1993 ) married to Astrid of Sweden ( They had 3 children ) and also Lillian of Rethey  ( they had 3 Children )

  • King Baudin ( 1930 – 1993 )  married to Fabiola  ( they had 0 children )

  • King Albert II ( 1934 –       )  Married to Paola of Belgium ( they had 3 Children )

  • King Phillipe ( 1960 –       )  married to Mathilde of Belgium  ( they had 4 children )

Royal Palace

  • Built-in 1900 by King Leopold II

  • Was Constructed on the earlier Ruins of the Castles

  • Is open for Tours two weeks out of the year

  • Built-in Shadow of London and France Structures

Kings house

  • Houses the City Museum of Brussels

  • Completely rebuilt in 1873 – 1895


  • Antonium – Landmark Building made for Expo 1958 – construction likeness of nine atoms – magnified 165 Billion times – originally designed to last 6 months – still standing today

  • Congress Column – represents the initiation of the First Congress in 1850, when the first stone was set – has a spiral staircase with 193 Steps – No longer able to be visited – originally could hold 16 Tourist

  • Infantry Memorial – In Memory of WWI and WWII Infantry Foot Soldiers who Perished

  • Jeannke – Pis – Citys modern trademark statue – Statue of a small Pig Tail girl peeing on the ground – makes no sense to me……

  • Fountaine Anspach – Tribute to Jules Anspach – Mayor of Brussels in 1863 – 1879

  • Pro Patria – This is the Monument to the Patriots that led the Revolution for Independence

  • Monument of Don Quijote Built-in 1929 – a tribute to

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Old British Postcards cover 25% of the Worlds population and 25% of the Territory in the World….Check To see some of its Global Influences

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  • British Navy

  • Formed in 1660 – Known as Senior Service – United Kingdoms Naval Warefare Force

  • Was the world’s largest navy till End of WWII when the US Surpassed it.

  • Toward the end of Cold war – turned into mostly Anti – Submarine Sub Hunting Force

  • As of 2016, The British Royal navy has

    • 2 amphibious Transport Docks

    • 4 ballistic Missle Sub marines

    • 7 Nuclear Fleet Submarines

    • 6 guided Missle Destroyers

    • 13 Frigates

    • 15 counter-mine vessels

    • 22 patrol vessels

    • 77 Commissioned Vessels

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Postcards of British Navy

  • Royal Navy was created in 1707 – by the 1707 Acts of Union in Great Britan

  • In 1775 – 1783 in the War for the Early United States – the Early British Navy Obliterated the Small Continental navy of the Americas

  • Scurvy was Eliminated from the British navy in the 1790’s From the work of Gilbert Blane – Lemon Juice

  • During the Industrial revolution – 1859 – Great time of Ship Building – estimated to have the size of 1000 ships.

  • In WWI – British Navy handled the German Blockade – also Mined the North Sea –

  • At the start of WWII the British navy was the Largest in the World it consisted of

    • 7 Aircraft carriers

    • 15 battleships

    • 66 cruisers

    • 184 Destroyers

    • 45 Patrol Vessels

    • 60 Submarines


  • British Royalty

    • George I ( 1660 – 1727)   Marrieds to Sophia Dorthea of Brunswick – Luneburg ( 2 children ) – Ruled for 12 Years

    • George II ( 1683 – 1760)  Married to Charlotte of Mecklenburg ( 8 Children) – Strelitz – ruled for 33 Years

    • George III ( 1738 – 1820)  Married to Charlotte of Mecklenburg ( 15 Children)  – Ruled for 59 Years

    • George IV ( 1762 – 1830)  Married to Maria Fitzherbert – No Children, Caroline of Brunswick ( 1 daughter) Ruled 10 Years

    • William IV ( 1765 – 1837)  Married to Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen (  2 Daughters ) Ruled 7 years

    • Queen Victoria (1819 – 1901) Married to Albert of Saxe – Coburg ( 9 Children)  Ruled 63 Years

    • Edward VII ( 1841 – 1910 )  Married to Alexandra of Denmark ( 6 Children)  Ruled 9 years

    • George V ( 1865 – 1936 )  Mary of Teck ( 6 Children) Ruled 25 years

    • Edward VIII ( 1894 – 1972 )  Married to Wallis Simpson ( No Children)  – Abdicated after 326 Days

    • George VI ( 1895 – 1952) Married to Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon ( 2 Daughters) Ruled 15 Years

    • Elizabeth II ( 1926 – still Living) married to Prince Phillip of Greece ( 4 Children ) Ruling Till present 67 Years +

Queen Alwxandra of England Empress Maria of Russia
Queen Alwxandra of England Empress Maria of Russia



Here is a very abbreviated List of Some of the Most Famous British Actors in the Movie and Theater Industry.  The complete list is very impressive on the number of actors that have contributed to the Movie Industry.  This list is from the Period that Old British Postcards were available.

Buy Postcard Movie Gone with the Wind
Buy Postcard Movie Gone with the Wind

  • British Exhibition

  • Refered to as The Great Exhibition – Crystal Palace Exhibition – held in Hyde Park London United Kingdom in 1851

  • It was the first in a whole series of world fairs

  • It was Organized by Queen Victoria’s Husband – Prince Albert

  • Was Kept in the Crystal Palace – Largest green House in the World – built by architect Joseph Paxton – The Greenhouse was such a success it even rivaled the Exhibition itself

  • Was designed by thin Steel rods that contained plate glass – to create the Green House – 1850 Feet Long and 128 feet High

  • There were 13,000 Exhibits

  • 6 Million People Visited – average daily attendance of approx 40,000 people

  • In India Exhibit – Mountain of light Diamond – Worlds largest diamond

  • The profits from the Exhibition funded – Victoria and Albert Museum, Science Museum, and the Natural History Museum

  • Crystal Palace that was rebuilt was destroyed by fire in 1936

  • The great exhibition was a tribute to the Industrial revolution

  • Was the First International Exhibit of Any Kind

  • Great Inventions of the Times were displayed – Steam Engines-Western Railway locomotive-drills-stamping machines-lathe-Steam tractors.

  • Giant Stuffed Elephant from India – MaCormick Reaper from the US – ice cream machine

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British empire

  • Called Largest Empire in the World – said that the Sun never sets on the British Empire

  • By 1913 – controlled over 412 Million people was a quarter of the Worlds population

  • By 1920 it controlled over One-Quarter of The worlds territory

  • Much of English expansion was based on being able to colonize and then Use territories natural resources – Gold – Diamonds-spices – lumber-slaves-cotton-coal-many natural resources

  • If You look at it from a business perspective you have to admire how from a Small Island Country they could Manage so much of the Worlds Population and lands

  • The Caribbean was very Lucrative for England – Sugar plantations ran by Slave labor – sugar was the white Gold

  • Hudson Bay company – which dealt with furs from the Americas and Canada Wildernesses

  • Royal African Company – Which provided Slaves to the Caribbean and the America Plantations

  • British Empire Abolished Slavery in 1807

  • Sports invented by the British – Soccer, Table Tennis, Cricket, Tennis, Hockey, Golf, Rugby

  • English is spoken by over 100 countries, 1 – 2 Billion People – Due to the Global Influence of the British Empire

  • Britain invented and propelled forward the Train and the Telegraph

  • Outlawed in 1829 – Sati – Widow Burning – The Custom that when the Husband would die – The wife would burn herself alive at his burial

  • Old British Empire stood alone against Hitler – Nazi

  • British Empire created a lot of Global wealth – 7 of the Richest Countries in the world – Singapore, Hong Kong, USA, Egypt, Ghana, Sudan, Nigeria, and South Africa

  • She Brought Democracy across the face of the World

  • John Hawkins first recorded Slave trader in 1563

  • First convicts were used to man Plantations – But the need was too great – Slavery became prominent

  • Portugal and Britan were the major Players in the Slave Business – the majority of slaves introduced into the United States were from these two countries

  • Slave ships – were originally cargo ships that were converted to the cargo being slaves nicknamed – Guineamen

  • Description from an eye witness of a Slave ship

  • How many Slaves Died on Slave Ships – Numbers suggest – 1.5 million Slaves died on Ships –

  • Slave Triangle Consisted of Three Major destinations

  • Departing from European Ports – to the West Coast of Africa – Then to the America 6 – 8 month Trip – to sell and exchange slaves for goods – sugar, coffee, tobacco, rice, and Cotton – then back to European ports then the home goods for sale. 1753

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Slave Market St Augustine Florida

  • British cathedrals

  • 20 Catholic cathedrals in Great Britan –

  • 47 Church of England cathedrals in Great Britan

  • 27 Catholic cathedrals in Ireland

  • 30 Church of God Cathedrals in Ireland

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  • British Post office

  • When it began – Money was paid by the receiver – the Letter not buying postage

  • Penny Black Stamp – was the first Paid postage – Mail now could be sent free to the Receiver in Stamp was present in 1840

  • 0ver 200 British Mailboxes were painted Gold after Britains win in 2012 Olympics

  • At one time 2 million Old British Postcards were delivered Daily – at one-time mail was delivered 7 times a day

  • Originated in 1616 by King Charles II

  • The invention of the adhesive postage stamp in 1837 – it was by Sir Roland hill

  • In 1914 the British Post Office had over 250,000 people a combination of Military and workers


  • British Museum

  • British Museum was founded in 1753

  • Had its own Subway – Tube station for over 30 Years

  • One of the First Buildings to have Electric Lights

  • Its whole Collection was moved for safety during in WWII in Bombproof Shelters

  • Is Englands most popular Tourist Attraction – 6.5 Million Visitors a year


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1914English WWI Postcards
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1939English WWII Postcards
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1979Margaret Thatcher PostcardsBecome Prime Ministers6Postcards
1985Bradford Fire PostcardsStadium Fire3Postcards
1996UEFA Euro 1996 PostcardsEngland Host30Postcards
1997Tony Blair Prime Minister Postcards35Postcards
1997Diana Dies PostcardsPrincess Diana of Wales696Postcards
2003England Wins Rugby Cup PostcardsDefeating Austrailia36Postcards
2005Bombing Londons Subways PostcardsPublic Transportation30Postcards
20122012 Summer Olympics PostcardsLondon28Postcards


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Postcard Location of   Ostia Antica

  • Located on the mouth of the Tiber River

  • Rome made it a Naval base on 400 AD built by Claudius – said to be Rome’s’ first Colony

  • Main Importance has been the Salt Flats – where for hundreds of years Salt Business for meat preservation

  • Host 200 Graves / Tombs


Postcards Location of Pompeii

  • It seems to be Originally a Greek City / Before Rome because of the Greek architecture that is there.

  • 79 AD was when Mt Vesuvius erupted. Pliny wrote about it watching from across the Bay of Naples

  • Normally the wind blows away from Pompeii, but then must have been moving toward it.

  • Was discovered in 1599 and excavations began I 1700s – When excavation they found empty spaces in the hardened ash – they injected plaster to form the shapes of trapped people,

  • The current excavation site covers 150 Acres

  • Vesuvius erupted again in 1944 and at that time it Killed 26 People.

  • Wealthy Holiday Location for Romans

  • In AD 66 there was an earlier earthquake that disrupted the Citys piping for its water system – an early sign

  • It is recorded that the eruption lasted for 24 hours

  • Today it is still Considered an active Volcano

  • Guesstimates are that 2,000 – 16,000 people lost their lives – they have archaeologically found 1500 bodies

  • Had one of the oldest Roman Amphitheaters built in 70 BC – Seating Capacity of Approx 20,000

  • No One ever returned to inhabit the City except Looters

  • Some of the Skeltons found – had perfect teeth – scientist think because of the high fluoride content around the volcano

  • Currently, Scientist feel only 2/3 rds of City have been discovered

  • Its nickname is City of the Dead

  • Tourist attraction over 2.5 million have visited the site

  • 25 Buildings have been excavated that scientist believed were used for prostitution

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Postcard Location of Colosseum

  • Roman Emporer Vespasian built in 70AD, it was opened by his son Titus – it was originally named Flavian Amphlipheater

  • Was once 100 ft Statue of Nero was there also –

  • Original Location of Nero’s Golden Hose of Pleasure. Had an artificial Lake there it was filled and is the foundation of the Colosseum

  • Was the Largest Colosseum built by the Romans to date –  615’ x 510’ x 157’ High

  • Could seat 50,000 with 14” per bottom

  • 9,000 Animals were killed for the show during the Colosseums opening – 11,000 during 3 day festival of Emporer Trajan

  • Been Used for Gardens, Merchants, in 16th Century – Pope tried to make it into Wool Factory

  • Was selected as one of the seven wonders of the World

  • Took 60,000 slaves to build it – underground tunnels and holding chambers – for animals and slaves – gladiator preparations

  • It is estimated 400,000 people died there – 1,000,000 animals over – during a span of 390 Years

Nimes Collesium Lions Romans France
Nimes Collesium Lions Romans France


Postcard Location of Facts About  Capuchin crypt

  • Crypt was built between 1626 – 1631 by Pope Urban VIII for some of the wealthiest families

  • Estimated 4,000 buried there

  • Corridor with 6 rooms – the crypt of the Skulls – Crypt of the Pelvises – Crypt of the Leg Bones – Crypt of Thigh Bones –

  • Built by Capuchin Order of Priests

Postcard Location of Pianosa Island

  • Home of Posthumus lived there 14AD until he was assassinated by Tiberius

  • 400 catacombs have been discovered there

  • Was a Penal Island or Prison – once housed 149 prisoners. In 188 – had 960 prisoners –

  • WWII Island was Bombed

  • Was a prison fortress – until 1997

 Postcard Location of Claudio Aqueduct

  • Ancient Roman Aqua duct – built in and finished in 52 AD

  • Total length of 43 Miles – much of it was underground – Nero extended the Aquaduct to supply 14 Roman Districts


Postcard Location of Herculaneum

  • Roman town also destroyed when Mt Vesiupius Erupted

  • Excavations have found 300 Skeletons

  • Established at the Bay of Naples in 600 BC –

  • Estimated Population of 20,000 people

  • Many of the structures were covered from Boiling Mud from the eruption

  • Excavations began in 1738 by Spanish Archaeologists

  • The city was wealthier than Pompeii – many of the Hoses were on the Waterfront

  • Many of the bodies were found in the Boathouses – being analyzed points toward instant death because of intense heat.


Postcard location of Paestum

  • Greeks founded in 600 BC – Main God was Hera – Goddess of Fertility – Temple built there in 550 BC – Temple of Neptune, Temple of Ceres – Temple of Hera II –

  • Romans moved in and named it Paestum –

  • Had a Forum, Amphitheater, Gymnasium,

  • Built-in Doric Order – Style of Architecture

  • Temple Housed –the Statue of Zeus – One of the Seven Wonders of the World – he was the Most Powerful Greek Gods – Went to Live in Mt Olympus – Married Hera

  • Zeus third wife – Mnemosyne – gave birth to Nine Muses –

Postcard Location of Leaning Tower of Pisa

  • Bell Tower in Southern Italy – Seven bells – was built on Soft soil and Begun Leaning

  • The tower is 8 Stories Tall

  • Started in 1173 and was finished ny 1372 – constructions were interrupted by War

  • Partially restored by 1990 – 2001, was leaning over 5 degrees, after Restoration leaning 3.9 degrees

  • 294 steps on one side – 296 steps on the other

  • The foundation is built on Marshy subsoil – the foundation is 9 feet Thick

  • Germans used it as a lookout tower in WWII – Allies did not Bomb it because of its Historical Significance

  • Pisa built with Stolen money – Built to display wealth from pillage of Palmero

  • Mussolini – tried to make repairs by drilling hole in foundation and pumping in concrete

  • Lean has switched directions over time

  • You can go up it today


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Postcard Location of Hadrians Villa

  • Built by Roman Emporer Hadrian in 117 AD in Tivoli as his personal Villa

  • Had over 30 buildings – built as his personal retreat from Rome

  • At End of his Reign – he governed Rome from Here

  • Contains Pools – Baths – Gardens – Water was fed by roman Aquaducts

  • Contains mariTime theater – which had a library – lounge – Heated baths – Art Gallery and fountain

  • Warwick vase – painting of Death of Cleopatra – Relief of “Battle of the Centaurs”


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Night Scene Tower Bridge


London has amazing the amount of history that we can understand and look at and when we’re studying the city of London I wanted to go back and take a quick look at the history of the town itself that sprang up along the River Thames and it started out close to 2000 years ago as a marshland in today we see it as it has changed into the thriving city of London that we see today originally it was owned by the Brits and during the days of the Roman Empire, they place their eyes as a prize for them to have England.



the country of Britannia became a country with a reputation of fear across Europe.   It was inhabited by Fierce warrior tribes and they were ready at all cost to defend their land.   It was a place of superstition and a place of the unknown as to the rest of Europe since it was separated by water.   During that time the Roman empire was very strong in Europe in Rome,   then  England was seen as something to be captured by  Julius Caesar.

He visited England in 55 BC,   at first it was a fact-finding trip to find out,  what was there and whether they wanted to try to conquer Terrotory.   Then the next year in 56 BC the large  Roman soldier army,  approximately 20,000  to make war on the Brits at that time they tried to conquer it but the Brits fault them off and they had to turn into feet then again in 4380 the Romans returned with twice the amount of men 40, 000 sold at that time they even brought and they conquered.   Through Fierce battles and Pillage.

After they had conquered the land, they came about the task of trying to manage and keep control of the warfaring nation of barbarians that they had caught.   so they took their fleet of ships and they sold them up the Thames River,   and then they found a location that,  we would know today is London and they felt that was a good spot and they set up a community where they actually built the first London Bridge,   that was there made out of wood and it also had gate so they could open up and closed so the ships could go back and pass.

   At the time they built this village it brought with it,   the prosperity.  the bridge that was built was made of wood and it at the time thousands of trees felled to make the construction project.    London became as history would call it as Londonium.    At that time had a population at that time of approximately 10,000 people.



Crossrail has been of the largest project that London has ever seen.   The Crossrail project building an underground railroad railway underneath the city across the capital.   In this building process, they have uncovered thousands of years of archaeological history,   from the town of London.   from the time it was a Marsh up until they completely prosperous technological thriving city that it is today.   some of that history has been uncovered in the ruins beneath the city as they continue to discover more and more items as not only the project goes forward but as archaeologists follow them uncovering more and more of the history and ancient events that took place to bring London to the place that it is today.

Julius Ceasar – Londonium

When the Romans had conquered. They set up from this time the town that we would know called is Londonium,   it had a population of about 10000 people but they had brought in slaves and workers, soldiers from all over the world to build this community.    Also, you have the native people that also moved in to take advantage of the things that were taking place the prosperity and the economy that Rome brought gave Londinium a great advantage and it became a thriving Commerce center in the trade because of its location on the Thames River.


Warrior Queen Buddha

Rome kept trying to conquer in a conquered different land,   and they had at the time they were in Londinium,  they had attacked another King and ransacked their city.   they conquered them and killed the King,   and his wife she was called queen Buddha,  she came back in retaliation.   they had killed her husband and they had raped her daughters and she put together an army of her late husband.   they came back and attack the Roman Army,  she brought with her had 100,000 soldiers with her, and they attack Londinium and they defeated the Roman army in the city.  They then Burnt it completely to the ground,  completely destroyed everything that had been built

Londonium Rebuilt

After Queen BudDas revenge had taken place and she literally burned Londinium

into the ground,   it only took close to 2 years for it to begin to be reborn again.   Romans again pouring more money and people into it and rebuild it.   The Romans Structure Building that was made out of stone,   very solid structures.  The town of Londonium again grew back to a population of around 7,000.  Through archaeology has found great Roman houses that have been built they had elaborate heating systems built underneath floors of their houses.   great decks out overlooking the Thames River.

Very elaborate dwellings.  As time went on in the Roman Empire continue to grow by the year 208 there were approximately 30,000 living in Londinium,  people from all over Europe came and made this a melting pot of nationality.   Archaeologists have found many countries that were present.   Through the identifying of Skeletons, people came from all over Europe to live there during this time.  Much of this history is been found from the Conrail project that is taking place,  it had literally become a melting pot for the whole world.   What began as a military outpost was now a thriving prosperous city. Roman Wall

Because of the warring characteristics of the people surrounding Londonium, The Romans built London’s first city wall.  It was approximately 18 feet high it was 9 feet wide.   They capped it with red limestone made it have the appearance of glowing red from miles and miles around.   it actually gave the city it’s defined shape for a long time. Much of this stone was quarried from the locality called Kent,  not only was it a quarry but they mined it with people and with prisoners,  in Roman times prisoners may have received a death sentence to work until they died in the quarries in Kent.   They would have to ferry by boat all the stones that were used in the building of that it is been estimated it probably took 2000 ferry trips,  to be able to get the stones to the location where they were built cleared in 282 AD


Ghost Town – with fall of the Roman Empire

By the end of the fifth century, the Roman Empire had begun to shrink.  Many of the outlying Territories were withdrawn from.   Londonium am was one of those areas.   the Roman Empire started to go back so they left Londinium when the  Romans went back.  without protection, many of the population that lived in Londinium followed them back.  Londonium was completely deserted and became a ghost town with no one living there at all even though it had a prime location on the Thames River. it would not stay vacant for long.


Saxons – Londonwich

In the seventh century, approximately 670 AD the Saxon Raiders from the North begin sweeping through England,  and as they were conquering,  as they went through and they found the great location that the Romans had found along the Thames River. Even Though at this time it was vacant, it did not take them long to start to establish their own city in that prime location.   the new city was called Londonwich and they said it settled it had a population have about 7000 people.   Almost all the buildings were made out of wood not stone like the Romans had done, and again because of its location trade and Commerce blossom in Londonwich began growing and thriving is it all had always done before in the past.


Next came the Vikings from the North.   They invaded and what pursued was 100 years of blood and war – Londonium  was attacked in 850  AD  by the Vikings conquering and pillaging the country in 851 AD  350 Viking warships  sailed up the Thames River an attack Londonwich play conquered it and took up residence

King Alfred

He was an English King of Great renown English history,  is King Alfred.  He rose up in  886 AD   expelled the Vikings.  When King Alfred raised his army he expelled the Vikings, he then moved the city back inside the old city walls that the Romans had built for protection of the city now at that time add another name which is called London Burr.

In his battles against the Vikings, great battles took place and one of the greatest was the one over London’s bridge which at that battle the Vikings in their ships to the bridge they then hooked to it and they pulled all the columns down that was holding it up and they literally destroyed London Bridge it in that great battle.

Becomes Londonburr

Good morning because of the great location of London it does not take long when it has short moments of peace for it to begin to thrive with commerce and trade that’s what began under king Alfred, came to do it as the renamed LondonBurr, grew and prospered and great multitudes of people were drawn to it because of its prosperity



But as time went on Peace did not continue,  next came the Normans out of the North in 1066 they were led by Duke Williams the bastard King, he gathered a large army and invaded London,  he captured it through the war and then after he had conquered it then he began establishing a method to control and manage it.   it was during this time they begin building Castles all over England,  great castles that we see today were built by the Normans during that time.   he also built a great Castle for himself. Duke Williams brought in stone Mason from Normandy to do all the construction it took 20 years for him to build his own castle,  he died before it was completed. they were doing because they wanted to make it so impressive that the native people would understand the strength and power that they had to help maintain their control.


Dynasty of Norman Kings

The Normans ruled England for approximately 200 years with this stability it did not take long for the ancient city of London to begin growing again. by the time of 1250 AD, the population again had risen to 80,000 people and it became the capital of England once again.

13th Century

It was During this time that we saw the continued separation of the 2 cities –  Westminster and then London and that they both continued to grow, Westminster house the King or the monarchy and in the area of London house all the finances markets and Commerce that took place,  and they continue to grow during this time Westminster Abbey with the Kings authority,  and he wanted to make it the most magnificent church in the world it was King Henry the third that decided to build it cost 2 years of annual revenue for the kingdom.   to build this magnificent church King Henry had not only did it for his piety sake,   but he had a great thirst for power and wealth now it is known as one of the most magnificent structures of the world


A Disaster of the Black Plague

In 1348 a great disaster-hit London it was the black plague.   it was a deadly disease carried by rodents he killed tens of thousands of people of London,  in 18 months it killed half of the cities population.    There were Many buried in great mass graves in pits, discovered with the Crossrail Excavation. it continues taking place in London now they have run into many of the mass graves they were made during that time in the city of London.   The bubonic plague was so great that at that time it killed one-third of the world’s population.   now contrary to that,  after the black plague living conditions improve,  prosperity improved,  food conditions improved, those who survived to seem to be stronger and also because of the lesser population a lot of things being able to get improve,  so 30 years after the disaster of the great plague, the black plague,  there was a new age of prosperity hitting London they described it as their streets being paved with gold business was booming.


Dick Whiting

It was at this time that we see the surface of a man by the name of,  Dick or Richard Whittingly,  he was the younger son of a Knight, in he was trained as an apprentice in cloth selling.   He did it so well,  that was how he made most of his money is a great fortune in the selling of clothes. From that start, he created a money lending business.   which he loaned money to Kings and businesses and future king’s.   in the years to come, he did such a great job for the city of London that it expanded. it that they made him mayor for 4 terms in London, he continued to loan lenders money to the Kings.   Some of his loans were secured by the crown jewels.   he bailed out Kings,  he paid for great city projects in 1411 AD he completed a library,  he also completed clean drinking water for the people, built a hospital.  He also made one of the first public toilets.   It would seat 128 people on the Thames River and twice a day when the tide would come up it would wash away the poop from the great toilet.


William Wallace sentenced to Death

at this time that we hear of history talking about William Wallace.   He was put to death in Westminster.   as we watch him Braveheart movie.

Henry 8th

It was during these years that the 2 great cities were vying for power Westminster,  and also London They were joined by a street called fleet street and because of the great Commerce and power that was going between the 2 centers,  it became one of the greatest streets of the world.   Eventually, both those centers of power would become one it was during the reign of Henry the eighth that he greatly sought piety and also he sought great wealth during his reign,   His quest for money would change the history of London.   in 1529 he wanted to marry his mistress and the church disapproved so he took the power from the church and proclaimed himself head of the Church.


He Built had a great palace.    King Henry the eighth confiscated the pope he replaced the castle.  He decided to make it the greatest palace in the world.   The people that disagreed with him,  he simply had hanged or killed.   in any property he needed for its construction he simply would take in 1698 AD was part of the palace was gutted by fire but the time is one of the greatest palaces of the world, but not all.

Queen Elizabeth – Virgin Queen

The next great time of prosperity in London was during the time of Queen Elizabeth, she was called the Virgin queen.   near old England and power at that time in 1581 AD is known as the time, when the ship came back called the “Golden hind” Francis Drake had actually circled the globe for the first time in history.   this began the great expansion of the British Empire on historic proportions.  He brought back the immense wealth that he had captured.   today we would call him a pirate,  He Robbed places and he brought wealth from the Americans.   He also robbed Spanish warships plundered them, London then became a world Hub,   it became famous for its international immigrant magnet from all over the world.

London Fire

London Had reached around 350,000 in population, area of approximately 5 miles from East to West.   the London fire started in the backyard of the Baker shop on a hot summer night.   this Sunday night in September of 1666 starting in the early hours of the morning the fire blazed on for 5 days of flame,   almost all of London was affected by 13,000 houses were destroyed 87 churches 80% of the city was in Ashes the disaster had leftover 100, 000 Londoners homeless.   After the fire,  King Charles the second asked for ideas how they could rebuild London,  many suggestions game but the suggestions from a man by the name of Wren was the most popular he suggested that day rebuild like Rome or Paris

St Pauls Cathedral

All of his suggestions were rejected but the one suggestion,  he had how to rebuild Saint pauls he made 3 designs,  and every one of them was rejected,  one after another finally he made the fourth design.    the King and the popes accepted that one and it took approximately 35 years to build Saint pauls cathedral.  After the fire,  London had been just about completely destroyed,   but it didn’t take long to get back up and running again great location on the Thames River but as it rebuilt.  Two Groups took form,  the very rich and the very poor.

  During the rebuild many of the rich rebuilt magnificent Homes.  The poor people did not have the money so that they lived in slums sometimes as many as  120 people living in a single dwelling. by the mid-1700 mother had become so popular because of the River set it was the shopping center of the luxury items rum sugar spices good in the city the Thames  River had become so crammed with ships,   did it was said you could walk across the river without touching the water.   there were approximately 37,000 workers that were working around that area of docs in 1799.

The West India company came up with a plan to build a new dock system.   they built a new dock so the ships could go in, and be offloaded and then leave out another exit.   Before that everything had to be offloaded by small ships in taking to the shores of the now the process had been automated in London even thrived more


Queen Victoria  1838

In 1838 an 18-year-old Princess has crowned Queen Victoria.  That time in England was moving into the industrial age.   Factories sprang up, it was a  great time of prosperity.   but with that also came a great time of pollution –  industrial pollution –  fires –  smog the River being intensely full of sewage.


Railways – 1836

In 1836 another great change hit London that changed her face forever.   it was the time of the railway.  A period of intensive railroads was being built throughout London to increase the amount of traffic that could go in and out of the capital city.   at that time there were 19 different companies that were competing to build rail stations.   at that time tunnels became popular people could get to work in the center of the city.   it is said that every day 20,000 travelers would commute to London to work at that time the population in run London grew to be 3,000,000 at the same time of that great growth the people,  the pollution grew just as  fast the Thames River being completely polluted


In 1850 there was a great outbreak of Cholera having sprung up all over the city,  500 cases of Cholera was named in just one community alone.   there was a doctor – John Snow –  at that time who believes the cholera was caused by the contamination of water.  At that time the thought was it was being caused by the great amounts of smog.   He created a map of Fatalities and you could see its progress from the contaminated water supply.  To run a test he proposed to the city officials that they removed the handle of the local well pump.   Immediately the Cholera outbreak stopped.


The Great Stink

The sewage and contamination was so great that the stink of the Thames was very bad at that time

The city officials determined to move forward with a plan to handle the increasing sewage.  The Plan they put into play was a building project of 1300 miles of sewer pipe to carry the city sewage to the mouth of the Thames, to be carried it out to sea.


Old Postcards United Kingdom / UK/ England History

DateEventsDescriptionNumber of PostcardsEbay Postcards Over 4 Million PostcardsLink
1863First Underground Train - London PostcardsFirst In London8Postcards
1912Stainless Steel PostcardsInvented
1914English WWI Postcards
Enters WWI
Enters war228Postcards
1939English WWII Postcards
Enters WWII
Enters war69Postcards
1979Margaret Thatcher PostcardsBecome Prime Ministers6Postcards
1985Bradford Fire PostcardsStadium Fire3Postcards
1996UEFA Euro 1996 PostcardsEngland Host30Postcards
1997Tony Blair Prime Minister Postcards35Postcards
1997Diana Dies PostcardsPrincess Diana of Wales696Postcards
2003England Wins Rugby Cup PostcardsDefeating Austrailia36Postcards
2005Bombing Londons Subways PostcardsPublic Transportation30Postcards
20122012 Summer Olympics PostcardsLondon28Postcards


United Kingdom Postcard Artist

ArtistDateCountryNumber of PostcardsEbay Link Over 4 Million Postcards
Alfred Pearse Postcards1855 - 1933England30Postcards
Photochrom Company Postcards1856 - 1924England839Postcards
Jarrold & Sons. Postcards1745-1775England42Postcards
Rotary Photographic Co1901London England1,580Postcards
William Rothenstein Postcards1872 - 1945English7Postcards
Charles Houton Howard Postcards1899-1978American42Postcards
J. Salmon Postcards1844 - 1923England1,818Postcards
Joseph Mallord William Turner Postcards1771 - 1851England1,372Postcards
W.N. Sharpe Ltd. Postcards1950 - 2011England839Postcards
Fortunino Matania Postcards1881 - 1963Italian60Postcards
Christopher Clark, PostcardsPresent4,242Postcards
Philip Dadd Postcards1880 - 1916England11Postcards
Donald MacPherson Postcards1920 - 198630Postcards
Paul Thiriat Postcards1898 - 1970113Postcards
Harry Payne Postcards1858 - 1927England Military648Postcards
G.T. Clarkson Postcards166Postcards
Hans Bohrdt Postcards1857 - 1945German15Postcards
Bernard F. Gribble Postcards1872 - 1962England Marine39Postcards
R. Caton Woodville. Postcards1856 - 1927England150Postcards
John Valentine Postcards1730 - 1791Scotland125Postcards
Louis Wain Postcards1860 - 1939England295Postcards
Herbert Ward Postcards1883 - 1919England1,934Postcards
Louis Whirter Postcards1873 - 1932Scotland15Postcards
William Barnes Wollen Postcards1857 - 1936England563Postcards
Lawson Wood Postcards1878 - 1957England150Postcards
J.H. Roberts Postcards1884 - 1961England7159Postcards
Richard Caton Woodville, Jr
1856 - 1927England150Postcards
George Wright Postcards1860 - 1942England2,295Postcards
john Hinde Postcards1916 - 1977England948Postcards
Donald McGill Postcards1875 - 1962England569Postcards
Cyril Kenneth Bird
Fougasse Postcards
1887 - 1965English4Postcards
Akki Postcards11Postcards
David Low Postcards1891 - 1963New Zealand
Arnold Taylor Postcards142Postcards
Laurie Taylor Postcards147Postcards
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Dummie’s Guide Timeline of Postcard History

Postcard History Timeline Infographic

A couple of months ago I had some extra postcards that I had collected.  I took them to church and put a sign on them saying  “free if you would like any please help yourself”.  I watched over the next couple of weeks many people very young to the golden in years, were looking thru the pile admiring the pictures of the past.  Looking intently at the pictures than reading carefully through the descriptions on the back.  It just amazed me that there seems to be that enchantment in looking back into the past.

History of Postcards


  • PRE-POSTCARD PERIOD: 1848-1870

  • PIONEER PERIOD: 1870-1898


  • POSTCARD PERIOD: 1901-1907

  • DIVIDED BACK PERIOD: 1907-1915

  • WHITE BORDER PERIOD: 1915-1930

  • LINEN PERIOD: 1930-1945


Postcard History Timeline

These are the general Categories of Postcards you will see as you Pursue your Hobby.  But I wanted to try to look at the history of postcards from a more common sense direction.  I wanted to look at the major events that were taking place during those different periods of time.  To see the important events that many people wanted to capture and record and sen to their families.


1775 during the Second Continental Congress, when Benjamin Franklin was appointed the first postmaster general.


Once upon a time, mail was delivered by either by foot soldiers or horse-drawn carriages, and the concept of mobilizing and coordinating mail delivery was still in its infancy.

In today’s world of e-mail and overnight express mail service, the idea of a letter taking two weeks to travel from New York to Philadelphia seems almost comical. However, in the mid-1700s, a letter might take as long as fourteen days to make the 109-mile trip between the two cities

The Pony Express was a mail service delivering messages, newspapers, and mail using relays of horse-mounted riders that operated from April 3, 1860, to October 1861 between Missouri and California in the United States of America

Ad in the Sacramento Union, March 19, 1860

“Men Wanted”
The undersigned wishes to hire ten or a dozen men, familiar with the management of horses, as hostlers, or riders on the Overland Express Route via Salt Lake City. Wages $50 per month and found.

More than 1,800 miles in 10 days! From St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California the Pony Express could deliver a letter faster than ever before.
In operation for only 18 months between April 1860 and October 1861, the Pony Express nevertheless has become synonymous with the Old West.

  • PRE-POSTCARD PERIOD: 1848-1870


1840 – First Postage Stamp, Under a number of reforms proposed by Sir Rowland Hill including a standard price for sending a letter (prior to this, it was the person who received the letter who paid how much was due depending on weight and distance traveled). In 1840, the first stamp is issued which featured a black and white portrait of Queen Victoria costing one penny (more often referred to as the “Penny Black”).

1841 – Wagon Trains Start The Journey To California, Covered Wagon Trains took immigrants on a journey from Missouri River towns to what is now the state of California. The trip was about 2,000 miles and each night the Covered Wagon Train would form a circle for shelter from wind and extreme weather, they would put all the animals in the center to prevent them from running away or being stolen by Native Americans.

1843-The Oregon Trail, The first ‘wagon train’ was the wave of migration that started in 1843 and had followed John Bidwell’s 1841 train, and Elijah White’s 1842 expedition to Oregon. The 1843 wagon train was comprised of about nine hundred people. Bidwell’s immigrants had been split on going to California and Oregon. The definition of this as the first wagon train is made by its number of participants. The earlier ones had only been small expeditionary groups.

1844 –  Morse’s first electronic telegram, Samuel Morse had created an electromagnetic telegraph in 1836 and he had written the code that was to be transferred on it. Morse Code used dots, dashes and spaces to represent the letters of the alphabet. The U.S. government had requested a line be built between Baltimore and Washington, and it sent the first message on May 24th, 1844. The code also represents numbers.

1845 – Florida Becomes The 27th state of the United States of America, On March 3, 1845, Florida became the 27th state of the United States of America. At that time Florida was best known for it’s cotton plantations because the climate suited the crop well.

1845 – Texas Becomes The 28th state of the United States of America, Texas, after gaining independence from Mexico in 1836, became the largest state in the contiguous United States in 1845.

1846 – 1848 U.S. – Mexican War 1846 to 1848, After Texas became a US state the year before, the United States and Mexico go to war over the disputed area. American forces invade and conquer New Mexico, California and parts of Northern Mexico. Another American army captured Mexico City, forcing Mexico to agree to the sale of its Northern territories to the U.S for $15 million.

1855 – Smithsonian Smithsonian Institution, is established as an educational and research institute it is administered and funded by the government of the United States and by funds from its endowment. The Smithsonian Institute was funded by the British scientist James Smithson, who had never visited the United States himself, as an “Establishment for the increase & diffusion of Knowledge among men.” The work on the Smithsonian Institution Building on the National Mall started in 1846 and was completed in 1855.

1847 – first Mormon  settlers arrive in salt lake city

1848 – calif gold rushThe California Gold Rush starts, It was James Marshall that found the first nugget on January 30th, 1848 at Coloma. His find was to draw half a million people to California, and his initial discovery meant that other prospectors were able to uncover beds on the Trinity and Feather rivers. The Gold Rush is said to have taken place between 1848 and 1855.

1860 – Abraham Lincoln is Nominated President, Lincoln’s election for President was followed by South Carolina’s succession from the Union. Its senators had resigned from Congress and several of the Southern states were looking to leaving it as well. With Lincoln not inaugurated there was little he could do, and it was only a matter of time before the Confederate States united.

1861 – The Beginning of the Civil War, The Confederate States of America was formed by South Carolina, Mississippi, Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, and Texas, and joined by Virginia, Tennessee, Arkansas, and North Carolina, and it was the Confederacy’s attack on Fort Sumter (on April 12th) that starts the Civil War. The Kansas Free-Staters had prevailed, and Kansas had joined the Union on January 9th. The C.S.S’s capital was in Montgomery, Alabama before being replaced by Richmond, Virginia. Its flag was the Stars and Bars. South Carolina had ceded from the Union on December 20th, 1860. A skeptic of how well the northern States would treat freed slaves was George Fitzhugh, who had negated the North’s ability to treat the slaves well ‘because the master allows the slave to retain a larger share of the results of his own labor than do the employers of free labor

1860 – pony express -The Pony Express, The ‘Pony Express’ mail service used horseback riders in 157 Pony Express relay stations across the prairies, plains, deserts, and mountains of the Western United States to deliver messages between the Atlantic and Pacific coasts in about ten days. After only 1 year, in March 1861 after suffering large losses and not gaining the mail contract The Pony Express Company ceased trading.

1863 – The Battle of Gettysburg, The Battle of Gettysburg was an important battle in the war, with Lee’s invasion of a northern state (from Maryland to Pennsylvania). Some 23,000 Union soldiers and over 20,000 Confederate soldiers were killed by the end of the third day. This was where Lincoln made his Gettysburg Address (on November 19th).

1864 – First Use Of Submarine In Warfare, A Confederate submarine, the Hunley, is the first submarine to torpedo an enemy vessel. It sank three times (which included the death of its inventor, Horace Hunley) before deployment against a Union blockade of Charleston, South Carolina. It sank (with all nine crew) shortly after its attack on the sloop Housatonic.

1865 – The End of the Civil War, The Appomattox campaign of 1865 took place in March to April, and was made up of numerous engagements in Virginia. The number of dead was never particularly high in any particular encounter but resulted in a war of attrition, and the surrounding of the Confederate forces (in which Lee said that it was ‘a mere question of time’ in resolution). Robert E. Lee’s surrender of the Confederate army at Appomattox courthouse to Ulysses S. Grant on April 9th was the end of the war.

Abraham Lincoln Assassinated, It was on April 14th that President Lincoln was shot and mortally wounded by John Wilkes Booth while attending the comedy “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. He died the next day.

1866 – Jesse James, Jesse and his brother Frank James, who were Confederate guerrillas during the Civil War, turn to crime when they create the James-Younger Gang. Their first robbery is the first daylight armed bank robbery in the United States in peacetime of the Clay County Savings Association in the town of Liberty, Missouri, on February 13, 1866.

1869 – Wyoming Gives Women The Vote, Wyoming becomes the first state to enfranchise women and goes on to put the right into its 1889 constitution.


  • PIONEER PERIOD: 1870-1898

In researching postcard history the earliest mentions I could find was dated October 4th of 1870 Frances Calvert mentions in his diary today I sent my first postcard to my mother these are capital things they are simple in a very happy invention Frances was a 30-year-old gentleman living in Wales at the time in the United States the first mention of postcard was in 1893 the world’s Columbian exhibition that took place in Chicago that’s where America’s first official picture for picture postcards were sold they were largely distributed out of vending machines at the time Chicago happens to have a rich immigrant population which were very skilled in German printing a year later Britain legalize postcards but they were not very attractive

1871-Great Chicago Fire, The Great Chicago Fire started on Sunday, October 8, and burned for three days before it finally burned itself out Tuesday, October 10, 1871. It killed hundreds and destroyed about 2,000 acres in the central business district, including hotels, department stores, Chicago’s City Hall, the opera house and theaters, churches and printing plants, in other areas thousands of homes were destroyed leaving 90,000 homeless. Supposedly it started by a cow kicking over a lantern in a barn owned by Patrick and Catherine O’Leary, or Daniel “Pegleg” Sullivan, igniting some hay in the barn while trying to steal some milk, or Louis M. Cohn may have started the fire during a craps game.

1872 – Yellowstone National Park, Partly in Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho, the Yellowstone National Park was appointed the United States’ first national park on March 1st, 1872. It covers more than three and a half thousand square miles of plateaus, mountains, and valleys. The park’s fossils, lava flows, volcanic remains, forests and other mountainous features such as its hot springs and geysers (like Old Faithful) have made it a national treasure.

1875 –First Kentucky Derby, On May 17, 1875, in front of an estimated crowd of 10,000 people, a field of 15 three-year-old horses contested the First Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky.

1876 – he Little Bighorn/Custer’s Last Stand, The Battle of the Little Bighorn took place a week after General Crook’s retreat from Rosebud Creek, when the Sioux, Cheyenne, Lakota, Arapaho, and others fell on George Custer’s 7th Cavalry on June 25th. The Indians, whose amalgamated tepees could show that there were about two thousand braves, attacked Custer’s squadrons at Little Bighorn. Reno and Benteen’s parts of the 7th suffered heavily but were not wiped out. The Indians fled on the arrival of Terry and Gibbons’ more numerous soldiers, but have retained their name for the Bighorn’s slopes, ” which is ‘the greasy grass’. There is some debate on where exactly the ‘last stand’ took place, with Custer’s body not actually having been found around his men. The greasy grass might have been in Wyoming and not Montana.

First Practical Telephone, Patent 174,465, was issued to Alexander Graham Bell on March 7, 1876, by the U.S. Patent Office. Bell’s patent covered “the method of, and apparatus for, transmitting vocal or other sounds telegraphically

1877-The Phonograph, Thomas Alva Edison announced his invention of the first phonograph, a device for recording and replaying sound, on November 21st, 1877.

1879 –Incandescent Light Bulb, Thomas Alva Edison filed his first patent application for “Improvement In Electric Lights” on October 14, 1878 (U.S. Patent 0,214,636). The first successful test was on October 22, 1879, and lasted 13.5 hours. Historians list 22 inventors of incandescent lamps prior to Thomas Edison but

1881 – Billy the Kid, Billy the Kid, or William Bonney or Henry McCarty, had been captured in December 1880, and was tried for murder in Mesilla, New Mexico in April 1881. He was found guilty and escaped (after killing two deputies) before being shot by Sheriff Garrett (his earlier captor) on July 14th

1885-The Statue of Liberty, The Statue of Liberty was made in France and was proposed by Edouard de Laboulaye, sculpted by Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi and funded by the French people. It was shipped in 1885 to New York and placed onto Liberty Island in New York Harbor. It wasn’t dedicated by Grover Cleveland until on October 28th, 1886.

1889 – The Eiffel Tower, The Eiffel Tower, or the Tour Eiffel, was opened on March 31st, 1889, and was the work of a Gustave Eiffel, who was a bridge engineer. It was made for the centenary of the French Revolution and was chosen instead of over one hundred other plans that were given. Eiffel’s engineering skills would preface later architectural designs. The Tower stands at twice the height of both the St. Peter’s Basilica and the Great Pyramid of Giza. Its metallic construction was completed within months.

1892-Ellis Island Opens, The first Ellis Island Immigration Station was officially opened. That first day, three large ships were waiting to land, and 700 immigrants passed through Ellis Island. In the first year, nearly 450,000 immigrants passed through the Island. The first to be processed was Annie Moore, a 15-year-old girl from Cork, Ireland on January 1st, 1892.

1897-First US Gasoline Powered Car Maker, Charles Duryea, and Frank Duryea were the first Americans to build a successful commercial automobile and the first to incorporate an American business for the expressed purpose of building automobiles for sale to the public.


1900-Work On New York Subway Begins, Work on the New York subway begins in the first section from City Hall to the Bronx in the year 1900. It was financed by the issue of rapid transit bonds by the City of New York and because no company was willing to take the risk of such a large project. The city decided to build the subways itself by subcontracting with the IRT who ran the elevated railways in the city to equip and operate the subways, sharing the profits with the City and guaranteeing a fixed five-cent fare.

Electric Cars, 25% of all cars that were sold in 1900 were electric cars. It will be interesting to see how many years it takes for 25% of all cars sold to be fully electric or Hybrid.

  • POSTCARD PERIOD: 1901-1907

1901-President William McKinley Shot, William McKinley, the 25th President of the United States is assassinated by Leon Czolgosz when he is shot at point-blank range. He died on September 14th, 1901, eight days after he was shot, from gangrene surrounding his wounds. Vice President Theodore Roosevelt becomes the 26th President of the United States on September 14th, 1901.

Queen Victoria Dies, Queen Victoria dies at the age of eighty-one. She had nine children and left Edward as her heir. Her reign has been used to designate the era and was the longest-serving of any English monarch. She presided over the change of government from monarchy to almost pure democracy. Her Prime Ministers had included Robert Peel, William Gladstone, Benjamin Disraeli, Henry Temple, and John Russell. Queen Victoria passed away in the Osborne House on the Isle of Wight. She had become queen when she was 18 and had ruled for nearly 64 years of her life.

1903-Orville and Wilbur Wright, Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first successful man-powered airplane flight near on December 17th at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The plane weighed 750 pounds and was powered by a 12 horsepower gasoline engine. The craft is referred to as an airship and Orville and Wright were looking for buyers for their machine which was capable of speeds up to 10 mph.

1906-Mount Vesuvius Erupted, Vesuvius erupted on April 4th, 1906, and its southern slope vented to about 1,200 meters. Its lava flow had stopped by the 5th, when a new effusion started on the Casa Fiorenza. This one went up to about 800 meters when a third one had occurred on the shoreline. The volcano’s eruptions had become stronger throughout April 7th and the crater rim cracked and lava flowed. The 8th of April had started a number of explosive ruptures and the cone started to effuse a large amount of fume. The eruptions lasted until April 21



  • POSTCARD PERIOD: 1901-1907

  • DIVIDED BACK PERIOD: 1907-1915

1908-Ford Model T, Henry Ford’s Ford Motor Company introduces the Ford Model T costing $850.00, this was nearly 1/3 of the price of any other car on the market but still not cheap enough for the masses. Over the next few years, he perfected assembly line production bringing the cost down to $368.00 in 1916 making it much more affordable consequently selling hundreds of thousands of of more cars than any other company.

1909-First Men to Reach The North Pole, Explorers Robert E. Peary and Matthew A. Henson claim to became the first men to reach the North Pole. On April 6, they established “Camp Jesup” allegedly within five miles of the pole. There is a large amount of controversy over this claim for a number of reasons including no independent verification and discrepancies in his journal, and even looking at those Societies who accepted or did not accept his claim makes it difficult to know for certain. The National Geographic Society certified his claim. The Royal Geographical Society of London accepted Claim. The American Geographical Society did not accept his claim. Societies of semi-Arctic Scandinavia did not accept his claim.

1910-Boy Scouts of America, Following a visit to England in 1909 and a meeting with British General Robert Baden-Powell who founded the Scouting movement in England, Chicago publisher W. D. Boyce incorporates the Boy Scouts of America.

1911- First Indianapolis 500, The first-ever running of the Indianapolis 500 is won by Ray Harrounat at an average speed of 74.59 miles an hour

1912-Sinking of the Titanic, The Titanic sets sail on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York. The Titanic had been described as the worlds most luxurious floating hotel which is unsinkable, and was only 5 days out when she hit an iceberg and sank in the Atlantic with the loss of many lives. The Titanic was built in Belfast (between 1909 and 1911) and registered in Liverpool in 1912. Liverpool was the home port, although she never entered it. The White Star Liner left Belfast on April 2nd, 1912 and arrived in Southampton on April 4th. The crew had boarded before dawn on April 10th, and the passengers between 9.30 and 11.30 a.m. She left port at around 2 p.m. and arrived in Queenstown, Ireland before crossing the Atlantic. She struck an iceberg on Sunday, April 14th, and the ship’s distress signal gave her position as Latitude 41º 46′ N and Longitude 50º 14 W.

1914 – The Panama Canal Opens, The Panama Canal which took 34 years to build from 1880 – 1914 (and cost over 27,000 workers their lives) provided a connection for shipping from The Atlantic to The Pacific and opened in 1914.

  • WHITE BORDER PERIOD: 1915-1930

1918-World War I – Allies Sign Armistice Ending War The Allies sign an armistice with Germany on November 11, 1918, putting an end to the fighting of World War I. It was written by the Allied Supreme Commander Marshal Ferdinand Foch and signed inside of a railroad car near Compiégne, France. The terms of the armistice mandated the withdrawal of German forces behind the Rhine, the release of Allied prisoners of war, the future negotiation of reparations, and the continued Allied occupation of the Rhineland, and more. The official end to the war did not come until the next year with the Treaty of Versailles in June of 1919.


  • With the ending of World War I a housing boom in Britain and the United States leads to an increase in home ownership.

  • The League of Nations is founded but the United States votes against joining.

  • Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified on August 18, giving women the right to vote.

  • The Russian Civil war ends but the country struggles as a famine begins in 1920 and worsens the following year.

  • The Summer Olympics take place in Antwerp, Belgium and they emphasize reconciliation after World War I.

  • The 18th Amendment ( Volstead Act / National Prohibition Act ) goes into force at the beginning of the decade which in turn leads to increased black market alcohol that is sold in speakeasies and run by mobsters who pay off local politicians

  • The Palmer Raids lead to the arrest and deportation of 6,000 foreign aliens suspected radical leftists.

1924-The first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is held on November 27th, 1924.

1927 – n 1927, Charles Lindbergh flies The Spirit of St. Louis across the Atlantic nonstop and solo, direct from New York City to Paris, as the first solo transatlantic flight.

1928-Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin in 1928 which changed the world of modern medicines by introducing the age of antibiotics.

1929-The Wall Street Crash of 1929 started the period of The Great Depression in the United States

  • LINEN PERIOD: 1930-1945

1931-US suffers worst-ever drought in its history, leading to the Dust Bowl years.

1932-The Great Depression influences economies worldwide. More than 24.5% of the population are unemployed in the United States. Over 20% of the workforce are unemployed in the United Kingdom. Canadian unemployment reached 27%. The German unemployment rate reached nearly 30%.

1933 – Adolf Hitler announces the state-sponsored “People’s Car” – “Volkswagen”

1934-Disney introduces the character of “Donald Duck” in the animated short “The Little Wise Hen

1939 – Germany attacks Poland starting World War II.

1941 – Japan launches a surprise attack on the U.S. base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, bringing the United States into the War. Italy and Germany also declare war on the United States

1944-President Roosevelt is elected to a fourth term in the United States, becoming the only person to ever do so. His fourth term does not last long however, as he died during the next year in April of 1945.

1945 – The United States drops two atomic bombs on Japan, bringing an end to the Pacific side of the war.


1947-The Polaroid instant camera is demonstrated.

1952-The first hydrogen bomb is successfully detonated by the United States.

1955-The popular children’s television show “The Mickey Mouse Club” premieres. The Disneyland theme park in California also opened during this year..

1958-NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) is created.

1960-Democrat John F. Kennedy wins the U.S. Presidential Election after defeating Republican Richard Nixon. Kennedy became the first president and was the youngest person to have been elected into the highest office at the time.

1963-United States President John F. Kennedy is assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald.

1971-The Walt Disney World Resort is opened in Orlando, Florida.

1980-Ronald Reagan is elected as the President of the United States.

1983-Motorola introduces the first mobile phones to the United States in 1983.

1987-Margaret Thatcher is elected as the British Prime Minister for the third time





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History Of Australia With More Emphasis On The 1850s Till Date

There is no doubt that a sound knowledge of one’s historical origin is key to everyone. The history of a place gives you a brief idea of what this country has been through, the stages that connect Australia from its past origin to the present. In order words, Australian history tends to connect with the now Australia. In this article, we shall be placing more emphasis on the factors and historical antecedents of Australia between the years 1788 to 1850s date. This is so because these periods cover the early period that transcends to today’s Australian society.

Historical Periods In Australia

Here we focus on two major periods that is:

  • White Invasion Period
  • The Period Of Free Settlers and Convicts


The Period Of White Invasion-The Early Arrival Of The First Fleet Of British Ships

Australian history would be incomplete if we tend to isolate the early arrival of the first British ships in the year 1788 at New South Wales, Sydney. This paved way for the establishment of the penal colony, and the scientific exploration of the Australia continent. This later turns to the Australia colonies. European colonialization established a new dominant society in Australian in the area of indigenous Australian’s population. This period can also be referred to as the period of White Invasion or white settlement.

The white settlement period has since shaped the existence of Australian society from where it was to the present-day Australian country. Although it was stated that one of the reasons for the British colonization of Australia was to reduce overpopulation in a British prison and wasn’t based on economic productivity.

The Period Of Free Settlers and Convicts

The first immigrant free settlers were brought on January 16th, 1793 through Bellona transport. Before this time, the immigrant was brought from the British prison system as it was stated earlier. But this set of free settlers came in based on what they can offer to develop Australia. This is not to reduce overpopulation as a site from the beginning, but to add economic value. For instance, Thomas Rose with four children and wife were given 120 acres for farming.

This brings about economic and agricultural productivity to Australian society. Others were also provided free grants on land for two years period, in which a certain number of convicts were allotted to them. The present-day Strathfield and Homebush were the area that was given to the free settlers. Though convicts receive harsh punishment and discipline. There was punishment for any convict who fails to work either by flogging or strict confinement like leg-irons.

In relationship to day’s reality in Australian society, this period conditions today’s economic development. The socio-economic growth and development that is seen today are orchestrated by the free settlers and convicts’ period in Australian historical antecedent.

These periods connote the early stage of Australian creation that led to today’s society. This period has made the country to be seen today as a strong global nation to reckon with. This is so because of the current economic, socio and political structure.

Historical Factors That Are Visible In Present Day Australian Society

Here are some of the visible things that are still evident in Australia society today. This includes both not limited to the following:

  • Immigration
  • Economy Factor
  • Educational Factor
  • Religion Factor



Immigration has been an important factor in Australia history to date. Immigration is an important factor in both the past and presents Australian society. The national identity is majorly based on immigration. A large number of settlers as made their way to Australia through Clipper, Steamer and presently through the air to seek better fortune and different opportunities. Though at the beginning there was no airplane to long-distance travel, it was basically clipper and steamer. But at the 1970s the journey to Australia became smooth.

Despite the long existence of immigration from the first fleet of British settlers, down to the free settlers, to the significant increase from Asian settlers to present-day Australian immigration policy. The historical antecedence of Australia cannot be separated from immigration, because Australian national identity majorly originated from immigration.

Economy Development And Growth

The Australian colonies relied on imports from England for sustenance and survival. This period Australian businesses flourishes which translated into present-day economic dispensation. The period of the 1780s to the 1850s as since seen a dramatic change in the Australian economy. This growth goes beyond economic, political, social and human capital.

Educational Factor

The present modern educational height in Australian is attributed to these historical periods. The period of the first fleet or white settlement and other gathered experiences bring about the mixed academic advancement in Australian today. There is no argument that Australian education remains one of the best around the world. This is one of the reasons why most immigrants tend to travel to Australia for their desired degrees.


The present-day Christianity in Australian is a result of the historical formation of Australian society. The indigenous people were engaging in rituals. But the presence of Christianity can be traced back to the arrival of the first fleet of the British settlers in Sydney. Church of England is one of the predominant churches in Australia. This is because of the first fleet of convicts where Catholic. Up to date, religion like Christianity plays a major role in Australia’s economic, socio, political development.


On the final note, the history of Australia origin cannot be discussed without a proper discourse on the major events that took place around the 1850s to date. As we pointed out at the beginning, there are several areas, conditions, events that took place within these periods that brought about the present-day Australian Society. The periods and factors listed above are some of the major events that usher in today’s Australian economic, political, social, reality. No doubt that the modern Australian immigration policy originated from its historical origin. Right from the period of first fleet British settlers, Asian settlers, free settlers and more. This immigration experience brings about their national identity

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 21 California Missions

The origin of California missions can be traced back to the 18th century when the Spanish came up with a plan to extend the Roman Catholic Church up to the European territories.  They plan to achieve this by converting native Americans to Catholics, that way, they can also colonize all of the settlers on the pacific coast of northern American territories. Below are the 21 missions founded by the California mission by the Spanish:

  1. San Diego De Alcala

This is the first on the list of 21 California missions and marks the origin of Christianity in the western coast of the United States. It was established in 1769 and welcomes every visitor with the grandeur and joy that has lasted for centuries. The mission was named in the honor of Didacus of Alcalá and has the site of the first Christian burial in the whole of Alta California.

  1. San Carlos Borroméo de Carmelo

This is also called Mission Carmel and it is the second in the chain of California mission, it was founded in 1770 and name after Saint Charles Borromeo, a Milan archbishop who lived in the 16th century. It is said that father Serra died 14 years after founding the San Carlos Borroméo de Carmelo mission, and as it is, his body has been moved on several occasions from its original resting place in the course of examining his sainthood. Till today, the San Carlos Borroméo de Carmelo Carmel is seen as a tribute to Father Serra, again, on Father Serra’s dying bed he made a wish that a new stone is to be replaced with the mainstream adobe chapel.

  1. San Antonio de Padua

This is the third mission on the list missions, it was founded by Father Junipero Serra after claiming the land on which the mission was built on in July 14, 1771, and later dedicated to Saint Anthony of Padua. The mission had around 178 Americans living in it, and by 1805 the number increased to 1,300. But after the secularization laws were effected, the number of Indians living in the mission was only 150. Sometime in 1845, Pío Pico – the Mexican governor, declared all the missions in Alta California for sale but surprisingly nobody bid for the San Antonio de Padua mission. In 1894, a major reconstruction took place in the building; roof tiles were replaced with Southern Pacific Railroad depot.

  1. Mission San Gabriel Arcángel

This is pronounced in Spanish as Misión de San Gabriel Arcángel, it was founded in Spaniards on September 8, 1771, on “The Feast of the Birth of Mary,” it is the 4th mission out of 21 missions founded by the Spanish in California. The mission was named after Archangel Gabriel is popularly known as  “Godmother of the Pueblo of Los Angeles”, the Moorish architecture of this building was designed by Antonio Cruzado Córdoba from Spain. At the center of the Campo Santo cemetery stands a big stone cross which was consecrated sometime in 1778 by John Cantwell (Los Angeles Archbishop), and serves as the grave to 6,000 new converts.

  1. Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

This is also called Misión San Luís Obispo de Tolosa in Spanish language, it is one of the missions founded by the Spanish in 1772 by the presiding priest Father Junípero. It was named after Saint Louis of Anjou the then bishop of Toulouse, this is one of the most beautiful missions out of the 21 that was founded by the Spanish. It was decorated with beautiful flower gardens, a (small) museum that houses items from its history. The San Luis Obispo de Tolosa surprisingly opens its doors to the public who comes for tour daily, something other mission in the California area does not practice.

  1. Mission San Francisco de Asís

Also known as Mission Dolores, it is the oldest structure that has survived the test of time and it is also the oldest in structure in all the 6th religious settlements founded in California as part of the missions. Established on the 9th of October 1776 by Francisco Palóu with the help of Fray Pedro Combón (co-founder). Fray Pedro Combón was once charged alongside members of the de Anza for preaching to the natives and accompanying Spanish migrants to Alta California. As it is, some of the buildings in the mission have been used as business centers e.g. print shops and business centers.

  1. Mission San Juan Capistrano

Founded in 1776 by the Catholic Franciscan Order: Spanish Catholics. The mission was named after the “warrior priest” and a theologian, Saint John of Capistrano who once lived in the Abruzzo area of Italy. The mission houses one of the oldest buildings in California – Father Serra’s Church. This is a building built around 1782 and it is still in use to date. Before the missionaries arrived, the area has been housing 550 indigenous Acjachemen people, and from 1776-1847, the number of new converts had increased from 1,649 to 4,639.

  1. Mission Santa Clara de Asís

This mission was originally called La Misión Santa Clara de Thamien meaning Mission Santa Clara de Thamien. It was originally founded on the 12th of January, 1777 and sited at So-co-is-u-ka, an Indian village located along the Guadalupe River. Natural disasters like earthquakes and floods swept the original structure forcing them to move to higher grounds. It was the second structure that was now called Mission Santa Clara de Asís and was built between 1784 -1819 and sited hundreds of yards west of De La Cruz.

  1. Mission San Buenaventura

The idea of establishing this mission can be traced back to March 30, 1749, on a palm Sunday. It was established on president Francisco’s orders and proceeded by Junipero Serra in a bid to establish a mission in the “New World” with the natives as the prime target. After 31 years of coming to California, he was reported to have finally raised the cross at Playa de La Canel de Santa Barbara on Easter morning on the 31st of March 1782. Assisted by Pedro Benito Cambon, it would have been the third mission in the 21 missions but as destiny may have it, it turned out to the 9th and his last.

  1. Mission Santa Barbara

This mission is also known as Santa Barbara’s Mission, is one of the 21 missions founded by the Spanish by the orders of Francisco in Santa Barbara, California. The mission was founded by Padre Fermin Lasuen on the 4th of December 1786 on the feast of Saint Barbara. It is the 10th mission founded to convert the native people of Chumash – Barbarano and is located at the height between the Pacific Ocean and Santa Ynez mountains. It was dedicated by Father Fermin Lasuen who later took over from Junipero Serva as the president of the California mission after his death.

  1. Mission La Purisima Concepcion

Also called La Purisima mission, La Mision de La Purisima Concepcion or the mission of the immaculate conception of the most blessed Virgin Mary. It is located in Lompoc California and was established on the 8th of December 1787 during the feast of immaculate conception by the order of Franciscan. The original mission complex building located on the south of Lompoc was swept by an earthquake sometime in 1812, and it was rebuilt where it is presently – few miles northeast. According to history, after the Mexicans won the war of 1823, funding of the missions was ceased, and soldiers guarding the building were no longer paid, a situation that really triggered their frustration and descended on the natives.

  1. Mission Nuestra Senora de la Soledad

This is also called the Soledad mission, our lady of solitude, or mission Soledad it was founded on the order of Franciscan on the 9th of October 1791 to convert the locales. It is the 13th on the chain of California missions established by the Spanish, the mission was named after the “Soledad”. The building was abandoned in 1835 after which some of its building materials were sold thereby leaving the building in a state of despair. But in 1954 a major reconstruction work was carried out on the building, and in 1955 a new chapel was formed and dedicated.

  1. Mission Santa Cruz

This is also called “The mission of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, also founded on the orders of Franciscan. Located in where we know today as Santa Cruz, in California mission founded by Juan Crespi – a missionary priest who had accompanied Gaspar De Portola – an explorer in 1769. The mission was dedicated by Padre Fermin Lasuen on the 28th of August 1791 and has been named the smallest mission in the 14 districts under the protection of president San Francisco. It was recorded that the mission was once flooded with the waters from winter, but it was rebuilt after three years on higher ground.

  1. Mission San Fernando Rey de Espana

This is located in the mission hills area of Los Angeles, California. It was established on the 8th of September 1797 and was the 17th mission out of the 21st missions founded in Alta California. Named in honor of Ferdinand, it was also named after the city of San Fernando: a nearby city located in the valley. It was founded by Father Fermin Lasuen with the help of Fray Francisco Dumetz, on the first day of dedication, 10 children were baptized, and from 1797 till 1800 Fray Francisco Dumetz and his colleague Fray Francisco Javier Uria worked hand-in-hand in making sure the mission is fully functional.

  1. Mission San Jose

Also known as the queen of the mountains,  it is said to have been the biggest of all the missions. It was established on the 11th of June, 1797 by the orders of president Franciscan, it was the 14th mission established by the Spanish in California. The building suffered a decline after the secularization act of 1833 initiated by the Mexican government. Though it has suffered moments of neglect, earthquakes and was left in ruins, past restoration efforts have helped preserve its original design.

  1. Mission San Juan Bautista

Located in San Juan Bautista California, this mission was founded on the 24th of June, 1797 by the orders of president Franciscan, and founded by Fermin Lasuen. This is the 15th mission on the list of California mission established by the Spanish, it was named in the honor of Saint John the Baptist, and named after the city it was sited on – San Juan Bautista.

  1. Mission San Miguel Archangel

This mission is located in San Miguel, San Luis Obispo County in California. It was founded on the 25th of July, 1797 also on the orders of Franciscan, the construction of the building was considered because of the large population of Salinan Indians that started flooding the district which the presiding Spanish priests wanted to convert. Today is the mission is still used as a parish church under the Monterey Diocese.

  1. Mission San Luis Ray De Francia

The mission is also known as mission de San Luis, Rey de Francia, meaning “the mission of Saint Louis, king of France”. It was named in the honor of the then French king – Louis IX of France. The mission San Luis Rey De Francia is among the biggest missions in all of the 21 missions in California occupying 950,400 acres of land including the surrounding lands used for agricultural purposes.

  1. Mission Santa Ines

It is situated in the present-day Solvang, California and named after Saint Agnes of Rome. Established on the 17th of September 1804 by the presiding priest, Father Estevan Tapis on the orders of president Franciscan. The establishment of this mission was actually to reduce the ever-growing population of members in mission La Purisima and Santa Barbara missions respectively.

  1. Mission San Rafael

Established in 1817, this mission initially was founded on a medical submission (listeners) of mission San Francisco de Asis. It was a hospital meant to treat the sick American natives. The reason for this was that San Francisco had more friendly weather which helps sick patients recover faster, of which, the initial plan was not for it to be a stand-alone mission.

  1. Mission San Francisco Solano

This is the 21st and the last mission established by the Spanish in Alta California. This was the only mission built in Alta area of California after the Mexican independence. The mission was actually set up for political reasons: the Mexican government wanted to increase it’s population in the northern area of San Francisco Bay thereby keeping off the Russians who had planned on moving further on the inland.


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Name of MissionDate EstVideoNumber of PostcardsEbay 4 Million Postcards
Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá1769Video14Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá Postcards
Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo1770Video1Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Postcards
Mission San Antonio de Padua1771Video15Mission San Antonio de Padua Postcards
Mission San Gabriel1771Video451Mission San Gabriel Postcards
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa1772Video21Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa Postcards
Mission San Francisco de Asís (Mission Dolores)1776Video0Mission San Francisco de Asís (Mission Dolores) Postcards
Mission San Juan Capistrano1776Video956Mission San Juan Capistrano Postcards
Mission Santa Clara de Asís1777Video28Mission Santa Clara de Asís Postcards
Mission San Buenaventura1782Video35Mission San Buenaventura Postcards
Mission Santa Barbara1786Video593Mission Santa Barbara Postcards
Mission La Purísima Concepción1787Video35Mission La Purísima Concepción Postcards
Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad1791Video0Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad Postcards
Mission Santa Cruz1791Video33Mission Santa Cruz Postcards
Mission San Fernando Rey de España1797Video11Mission San Fernando Rey de España Postcards
Mission San José1797Video1Mission San José Postcards
Mission San Juan Bautista1797Video36Mission San Juan Bautista Postcards
Mission San Miguel Arcángel1797Video1Mission San Miguel Arcángel Postcards
Mission San Luis Rey de Francia1798Video27Mission San Luis Rey de Francia Postcards
Mission Santa Inés1804Video27Mission San Luis Rey de Francia Postcards
Mission San Rafael Arcángel1817Video5Mission San Rafael Arcángel Postcards
Mission San Francisco Solano1823Video18Mission San Francisco Solano Postcards
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  • Calico California Ghost Town

    • Today Calico is a tourist attraction but originally Calico was a silver mining town, in 1800.  Who is located in the calico mountains which is on the edge of the Mojave Desert?  In  8014 silver prospectors are the ones who discovered Calico.   It was named after the Calico mountains because they felt that the calico color is what it represented.  Prospectors opened the Silver King mine.  Calico grew to be California’s largest silver producer in the mid-1918 80 and the town grew so much that it started publishing its own newspaper you have 5 general stores had its own meat market bars brothel 3 restaurants a boarding house in a school district and it had a voting this it had a total population of the time at its peak of around 1200 people.
    • Later silver was discovered in it being in mining there in the population grew to approximately 3500 people many of them immigrants from England’s the Netherlands China working in there in laboring in the mines
    • California’s  Largest ghost town was called Calico.  It is in the base of the mountains, and even on the mountains, themselves is carved into the stone the words calico you can see it from a distance.  Calico dates back to 1881 is called the largest silver mining camp, in California.  You can still see the sheriff building and that is right next to the town Hall.  It also has the general Mercantile store which was established in 1882.  The store is also the post office.  Also in the middle of the town is a minecart in this still sitting on the original rails it would take it in and out from the mine.  We can visit a local Barbershop and get a haircut for 50 cents or a haircut and a shave for 75 cents if you like.  If you have the time you can also have a tooth pulled while you’re there.  the barbershop you can also take a bath and they have a wooden tub.
    • We can also go to the town saloon and inside the saloon is surrounded by old painted art and a bar in a poker table.  Also, have the local blacksmith shop and there’s a wagon hearse that is in town where they would carry a great to be body to be buried.  Inside the Black Smith shop you can see an Anvil, you can see an old furnace, the blacksmith would heat up the iron to make it, you could see the wood water barrel, where he would temper it cool down the horseshoes and he was repairing all original time.
    • The schoolhouse is there in it was restored in 1955 where it was originally built as outside in the town.  Looking inside the school out she can see all these wood desks that is still there all wouldn’t that the children would sit at and then also the school would double as a church on Sunday.   as you journey outside you can begin it’ll take you to the mind where the silver mine was done and then they would carry the silver to the town via rail.
    • Even Has a  restaurant called the Calico house and it’s modeled after the original is he going in get a meal but the menus and everything is pattern off of the original menus,  also there is an assay office in inside the essay office they have some of the original equipment where he would analyze the purity of the metal that they were turning in they would make records of it in be able to turn it into money for the time.  They also have the original hotel which is standing there and they turned it into a candy shop right now but it’s mainly a tourist attraction most of the buildings and the town itself is been restored back to its 1800 birthright.


  • Goldfields Arizona Ghost Town

    • The Ghost Town named Goldfields Arizona has originally had the name of  Youngberg.  The town was founded in 1893 when they discovered gold in an area of the Superstition Mountains the town was abandoned twice by its residents after the mines ran out of gold.  Three Prospectors were the first to discover gold in Goldfields, Colin Hanks, Riley Morris, and Orlando were first to discover gold first in 1893.
    • Superstitious mountain also had several other names Krooked Top MountainThunder Hill, Foam Top Mountain.  The name seems to come from Farmers in the Late 1800s, who heard it from the Pima Indians.  From the Indians, the farmers of the Salt River Valley had heard stories about “strange sounds, people who disappeared, mysterious deaths, and an overall fear of the mountain
    • The population at its peak was about 4000 residents, it had a hotel,   general store,  a church, school, a post office leaving everybody in the town without a job and then things slowly went downhill from there the post office discontinued the service in 1898.  Reviving once again in 1910 was revived and they open up a new mill and cyanide plant in the name of that time was called Youngberg after George Young,   use the secretary of Arizona he was governor at the time those mines also ran out in 1926 in the town again was abandoned.
    • Now Goldesfield is still abandoned, is now it is been turned into a tourist attraction.  In the middle of town is a general store called Mitch motherload Mercantile store.  There is another building there called Bordertown you soon as to be a type of the shop looks like the blue Nuggets saloon is in the middle of town there’s also a museum looks like on the second floor and also below that there is a building for the justice of peace people who wanna get married.
    • Jailhouse stands out in Town.  There is a sign on JailHouse Wall before you enter – Jail House Rules
      1. No Complaining
      2. No Profanity
      3. No Loud Talk
      4. 2 Visits to Outhouse a day
      5. Meals – Beans – Bread – Water
      6. Jail Visits are at Sheriffs Discretion
    • right next to the jailhouse they also had a stage set up for politicians to come in and address the town phone set of stairs and you had a stage with flags around it so they could talk to people that would gather round.  Steps leading up to the Mammoth saloon.  In the middle the town is a gigantic cactus, right next to it, is a steam-powered tractor with metal wheels.  Toward the edge of town, there is the old Bordilla which was the local ladies’ house.  When studying the Old West you’ll see in many of the mining gold towns and there were springing up around the western part of the country prostitution was a very very big business of the time.


  • Rhyolite Nevada Ghost Town

    • This ghost town called the Rhyolite is found Nye County in the state of Nevada it is located in the Bullfrog Hills,  northeast northwest of Las Vegas close to the edge of Death Valley this mining town began in 1905, after the discovery of gold in some of the surrounding Hills the gold rush and was taking place.  In 1911 lower mine production, the population dropped to under 1000,  many of the people had left looking for greener pastures.  Or should I say more Golden Opportunities.  in 1908, investors invested in the Montgomery Shoshone Mine.  They put in in the infrastructure in setting it up for the ghost town have electric lights, water lines, telephones, newspapers, hospitals, school, Opera House, it even had a Stock Exchange.  The town had a population in 1907 and 1908 from between 3500 –  5000 people.   for just as fast is it grew, it declined after the earthquake of 1906 in San Francisco by 1920 all operations are gone.   Today it has become a tourist attraction Internet as many of the buildings have been rebuilt in may just like they were
    • The Town is called Rhyolite, in it gets its name from a very light-colored rock that is found in the mountains around it is also found in the Amargosa  River, which throw it flows close by an idiot says name from the word bitter because there’s a lot of salt that is in the water from the mining going through.
    • Only had a life span of about 10 years with the discovery of gold and before things began playing out.  When it started there was over 2000 people had posted claims.
    • The Bottle House – one of the very most important reliques it is there is a house that is called the bottle house it is a house that is made out of beer and liquor bottles approximately 50,000 of make up the walls and ceilings and around the windows of the house very very unique in its nature.  It was built in 1906 and it used primarily bush Beer Bottles, Donated from the 50 bars in town and held together with adobe mud.  It took them approximately a year and a half to build the building.  The wood that is available is very hard to work within making the buildings and that’s why they use the option of bottles and Adobe mud.  1925 Paramount Pictures got ahold of the house and they restored it to use it in one of their movie productions..


  • St Elmo Colorado Ghost Town

    • ST Elmo today is a ghost town that is located in Chaffee  County in Colorado it was founded in 1880 and it was found by minors that were mining for gold and silver.    That area at one time close to 2000 people settled.   in this goes down as the mining industry took off and flourished then it started to decline in the 20 early twenties and then it continues to drop it was also originally named Forrest City but later it was changed because all the other towns that had that same name .  it was at its peak population in the 1890s at that time it had a general store, it had a Town Hall, it had 5 hotels.   It had a newspaper office, schoolhouse, saloons, dancing Halls, Telegraph office,  at that time when it was established it had over 150 mines that had patents on in that area.   Most of the people that live there were working in the mines,   some of the names of the mines was called the Molly or Pioneer Mine,   The Mary Murphy Mine happens to be the largest in that area and over the life of the Mary Murphy Murphy mine, it recovered over $16 Million worth of gold in operation.   Eventually, the Mary Murphy Murphy mind shut down because the railroad was abandoned in 1922 today the only thing in his left it’s a ghost town in today is a tourist attraction people are able to visit and see when used to be.
    • Abner Ellis Wright was the first prospector to open the first mine in st Elmo.  Legend high but he was attacked by a bear in then he killed it with a knife only later on to be in a bar fight and have his ear shot off.    This town instead of being in the desert happened to be in the foot of the mountains of Colorado so wood was abundant it was a very very beautiful wooded area to have a town spring up and there was a lot of wood that could be used for heat in the winter for wood stoves in for building.
    • Getting to Saint Elmo is a difficult process she had to get there by horseback you might get there by stagecoach.   Or on foot,  in it wasn’t till later that the Rail Road became available.  The town served as a supply hub and as a more or in metal ore distribution center and was then directed out of town to the various markets, or to the closest Smelter.
    • Winters were fierce and Hard.  Mine Production fluctuated up and down.  When the railroad became available then it became much easier they were able to move their medals in and out near the railroad so that town continued to grow for a short time until the mines played out.  Many of the people that lived in town then were Rail Road workers.
    • The town had a short life because in the early 1910s 1920s the railroad that went through the Alpine tunnel shut down and when it shut down then the town dried up quickly.


  • Terlingua Texas Ghost Town

    • Terlingua ghost town is located in a mining district and it was located in Brewster County, close to the Rio Grande River, It was also close to the Mexican state of Chihuahua.   They discovered in the late 1880s cinnabar,  this is a metal which Mercury can be extracted from it so they began mining this metal,  during that time many mines sprung up.  They also called quicksilver.   the first actual mine produced was an action in 1888 but it was slow to become known, and so was not publicized in the mining magazines are in the districts until right around 1900 and then many other people began moving to the area in the early 1900s.   At that time history says they continued to grow.   The post office was established in 1899 by 1903,  close to 3000 people populated A man Moved To Terlingua by the name of Howard Perry, who was a native to Cleveland Ohio.   In 1858 he took over one of the mines, due to a settlement that he received.   from there he continued to develop the mine continue taking materials out.   He ran it from Cleveland Ohio and installed a gigantic furnace in 1906 it was a 20 ton Scott furnace.     they use  Mesquite and cottonwood to fuel the furnace.    They smelt the ore in them.  Then they could partially process the metals that they were digging out of the ground,  they were bringing water in by wagon helping out from various areas to help their process.
    • The Lifespan in Terlingua was very short and they did not understand why we do now with people were dying off because of the Mercury poisoning it was taking place is they dug it out of the mines.   it.  The Church is still standing and it was made in the 18 00s so it’s approximately 200 years old right now.  All the windows in the church have lead works done on their windows.  It is very artistic and they look gorgeous you look at them but that is an old-style, and putting glass in windows is using lead.


  • Colorado City Nevada Ghost Town

  • Nevada City Montana Ghost Town

    • The ghost town of Nevada city Montana was one of 2 major cities that were known as the richest gold strikes in the Rocky Mountain West.  The other one which we’ve already covered was Virginia city and this is gone on since the late 1990s both places and become tourist attractions.  we’re looking into their history they had found archaeological evidence in Nevada city that they found it to Music Hall and also the same hotel that would indicate earlier that the town was founded by white hunters or trapper that were going after the Beaver trade it was in that area and in June of 1863 there was a settlement in Virginia.  A
    • Nevada City the ghost town was one of 9 moving gold camp that were sprawled along the Alder Gulch 1863 Nevada city in Virginia city where the largest no of those 9 Camps in 1863 Nevada city’s Main Street was the scene of the miners court trial and the hanging of George’s Ives this event was a catalyst for the forming of the vigilante at that time doesn’t some stores and cabins extended back 6 block only by 1876 if you have the right residence remained in Nevada city the gold dredges later became large piles of wood and barns by the 1920 highway had been cut down and in half, by 1955 the only residents were 2 people Cora and  Alfred Finney, Charles Bovey began collecting buildings in the early 1940s in acquiring Nevada city from Lester and Mary styles they begin to place the buildings here in 1959 and Nevada City became a Haven for endangered structure more than 90 buildings from them from across Montana line the streets.
    • Another one of the mining towns  called a Adobetown  had its peak population number to rose to 10,000 in some of the colorful mining camp that were the limelight is so numerous at that time it was called 14 Miles City it was one of the many cities in line of Alder Gulch it was located on mile below Nevada Center City and took its name from the dwelling minors the build Adobe bricks in from mud and grass in faction fashion their house small settlement was one of the richest sections of the golf in 1864 alone it was the hub of activity that re yielded$350,000 in gold in its heyday the area round Adobe town and if adicity supported 75 to 100 100 mine claims in each of the mines employed 5 to 12 men the salaries range from $5 to $8 a day Irish war and Nicholas carry walk from Denver to alder galc goldfield with all his possessions on his back vicarius future was not in mining in 1865 he built a Mercantile store at Apple town here is partner David O’Brien added a post ixpress office post office and soon stages from Salt Lake City in northern Pacific railhead at corynn Utah made regular stops for pastor Adobe wants bohstedt a store a blacksmith shop 2 hotels in the school the school was built in 1873 and it served the kids in that area till 1923 and then that building was moved to Virginia city in 1960 where it stands today.


  • Bodie California Ghost Town

    • The Ghost town in Brody California is in Mono County and it’s close to Lake Tahoe it began as a mining camp and the discovery of gold in 1859 by a group of prospectors,  one of them by the name of W S Bodey,   Bodey he died in a Blizzard that following year while making a supply trip trying to get supplies and he never did get to see the name of the town that was named after him.   Monoville discovered their gold that’s what he discovered at the same time there was a discovery of silver in a  nearby town called Aurora and then both towns began to boom at the same time.   In 1876  Standard Companies that build stamp Mills in Bodie,   but they have both failed in 1876 the standard company discovered a real rich gold or which then transformed them from a small mining camp and a Wild West town it’s called the Bodie mine in 1878 in at that time it had a population of 5000 – 7 000 people with 2000 building legend says that Bodie was California second or third largest city at the time over the years with the Bodie mines produce gold valued at $34 Million in the boom from late 1877 till May mid-1880 gold bullion from the towns 9 stamp Mills was taken to Carson City and it moved by the way of Aurora Wellington in gardenville shipments were made by armed guards after the bullion reach Carson City it was delivered and then sent by rail to San Francisco as a gold mining center Brodie had many things that larger town had at that time it had a Wells Fargo Bank, Fire departments Brass bands,  Railroads minors,  unions,  newspapers,  a jail, and at its peak at 65 saloons there were lined up sides of Main Street there were murders,  in numerous bar room brawls,   all the things that occured in the wild Wild West times of the gold boom that was taking place across the United States.
    • The first signs of decline,  It was in  1880 was where things started to begin to decline there were so many other places they gold with being discovered, that many of the minors that were there were moving out and heading toward rich are richer places their production rate in the 18 80s was still high, but because of the population was leaving the mining, amount of gold declined,  The whole place declined at 1892 the standard company build his own hydroelectric plant approximately 13 miles away from Dynamo Pond.     by the year 1910, the population is dropped all the way down to 698 people.   those were people that just decided to stay instead of moving the other places that were more prosperous, from there on mining continued to decline in the last line was closed in 1941-1942 due to the war that was taking place overseas.


  • Cahawba Alabama Ghost Town

  • Kennecott Alaska Ghost Town

    •  Kennecott ghost town that is in Kennecott Alaska.  It began in the early 19oo’s, It was known as Kennicott mine,  It was a copper mining camp in 1938 and it is located beside the Kennicott glacier right now there are historical landmarks.
    • In the summer of 1905th prospector is one of them was charantia lejacq Smith and the other one was Clarence Warner thanks for the green Patch about the Meadow that green Patch turns to turn out to be a metal called malachai and also take a copy use location of a bonanza clean in a few days later they filed a mining certificate for it Steven Birch was an engineer out of school any was looking for advancement opportunities in Alaska spent his winter in 1901 or 1902 acquiring properties to look at for the Alaska copper company in the summer of 1901 he visited that property is spent muppet months mapping and sampling it out at the time at that time it was the largest and richest known concentration of copper in the can you cut mines was named after the kennicott glacier which is in the Valley below genicot have 5 mine they were called the bonanza the jumbo motherload irry and glacier which is another part of the bonanza mine in 1911 the first shipment of or left Kenny pot and by rail when it moved to the steamship in was it carried across the ambercrombie landing my miles glacier it contained a shipment of or that was 72% copper in 18 for 10:18 ounces of silver per time in 1960 year the highest year for production they value the orange 32000000 thinking about the kitty pot mine glenshire mine was closed in 1929 then the mother load in 1938 in the final 3 minds for clothes in 1930 the eighth leaving it a ghost town at the time is before it was closed they produced over 4.6 million tons of copper I don’t value of 200,000,000 by the year of 1950.   The Town was completely deserted except for one family of 3 who served as watchman there so today it is simply a ghost town.


  • Bannack Montana Ghost Town

    • The Ghost town Bannack Montana Beaverhead County and it’s located on grasshopper Creek to send it in 1862 and named after the local Bannack  indeed it was a side of a major going to discovery in 1862 and for a while and served as a capital of Montana territory up until 1864 with a capital was in move to Virginia system city he continued to be a mining town with the underlying population very last residence left in 1970 at its peak one  prospers in had a population of about 10000 feet it was remote and it was connected by the Montana trail at the time love it hi prosperity there were 3 hotels 3 bakeries 3 blacksmith shops 2 stables to meet mark it’s a grocery store or restaurant a brewery a billiard Hall, in 4  saloons all of the businesses because of where it’s located in you know in the trees availability for made out of wood that
    • Other towns founders Dr Erasmus Leavitt, he was a doctor that was born in Cornish New Hampshire is Madison or is doctor through for a while to become a goldmine here rived in Bannack in then he alternately back and forth practice medicine while you were mining for gold with the pick and shovel Bannack, Sherriff Henry plumber was accused of some by leading a band of ruthless road agent in claim it they were responsible for over 100 murders in Virginia city in the banner goldfield all the way up to Salt Lake City, however, there is only 8 best word that we actually document so someone thinks that it’s exaggeration the plumbers gang for both deputies they were hanged without trial Atlantic in January of 1864.  Xournal 22 people were accused informale tried and hang by the Montana vigilantes that were up bantik in Virginia city today bantik is a State Park.


  • Centralia Pennsylvania Ghost Town

    • there’s a ghost town in Centralia Pennsylvania in it is also in Columbia County Pennsylvania it has a population that at one time and he 80s and 6 and in in the 80s was around 1000 red by 1990 down the only 5 or down to 63 and then in 217 it was only 5 people or less it’s a result of a coal mining this been burning underneath the ground in coming up through smoke and steam throughout the ground for quite a few years since 1962 you know the town is completely in have fun and how is it not inhabited right now because of the danger that they feel how this all came about the history of it is Indian tribes that that one time to lived in that counts and in 1749 they sold that land to sattler’s in the area to develop and during the Revolutionary War Robert Morris who is one of the guys who signed the Declaration of Independence acquired a third of Centralia valleys land he later declared bankruptcy and it was sold the chef Steven Gerrard and he bought it for like $30,000 because he had learned that there was cold in the proper hey colon centralia have very large ….ody really took it serious before the they sold it to Steven Gerard and he bought it for $30,000 but he had learned that there was cold in the property mostly they overlook the amount of cold it was there until an 1854 a railroad spur was run there called the mile mine run railroad in 1832 of the bulls head tavern was opened in this game the town is named the bulls head in the land was bought by a company called Locust mountain coal and iron company and there was a man there by the name of Alexander Ray and he was a mining engineer and he moved him see his family to the town of they begin setting it up and staging it for development and laying out plots of land and got it already ratona be about there um and that was in 1865 there were 2 miles are opened in 1856 because of that railroad a one was called the locus run mine and the other was called the coleridge my they opened in 1857-1856 to 1860 and they were pulling cold out of the land in selling it as a product to all of Pennsylvania during that time of Alexander Ray who had bought the property he was murdered by a group of evil called the Molly maguires in 1868 and eventually 3 men were convicted of his death and hang weather a lot of burgers it took place on latarce and it took place because of the mind violence that was taking on the Molly maguires they were mine workers that it unionised any teen 60 and they were fighting poor working conditions for wages they were trying to fight for all those things and they were very ruthless in what they did mini at the end of the day many of the Molly McGuire leaders were hanged in 1877 and um so they they count they took they took the they had to pay record of it according to the federal census Centralia reach the population of 2760 in 1890 that was a peek of its existence in at 7 churches 5 hotels 27 saloons 2 theater to movie theaters a bank and post office 14 general grocery store and then 30 serez 37 years after that the cold is cold production had his peak thought and following that it started to Klein is it when into World War one.
    • That is not totally sure how exactly that the fire started but what the the skin census is is that the fire Department was asked to burn trash which had done for it to pass in the landfill tender so they were burning trash in the landfill in then it made contact with some of the underground coal mines that had been minding meiningen dropped off at this point in there was no technically any mining taking place with there were many many minefields that had been a band in his they were abandoned people would go and bootleg cold out of them they would go there and they would dig out pieces of: take it back to use it to work to eat with but what that dude was a left many of the coal mines very weak and many of collapse so they were very unsafe well at that time when they had that fire they were burning in the in the landfill is seem to spread to the to the underground empty cavezzo they been mining in this was in 192 the fire began burning and continued to burn in people over the time began to leave the town and then the government took it over and forced everybody to evacuate and then at several families had been left there because they said they wanted to die there this day if you go back there there’s a church still standing there but most of the buildings have been demolished and everybody is there’s nobody living in the town today and you can see smoke coming out of the ground and several several different spot right now there’s about a 400 acre parcel of land where smoke where it’s burning underneath.


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  • Chernobyl / Pripyat Ukraine Ghost Town

    • what is the largest ghost towns is chernova which is in the Ukraine before it’s a back you ation the city had about 14,000 it was evacuated on the 5th of May and 1986 after there was a nuclear accident at the chernobyl nuclear power plant actually it’s the most disastrous nuclear accident Siri there’s close to the plant is prep yet um it was built in the 1970s is a home for all the power plants workers as they constructed it Dennis population was 50,000 and it was a back you waited 30 years 30 hours after the action that took place today turbotville is mostly a ghost time town there’s no people living there small numbers of animals and houses are there martua signs you know to stay away because of the danger of the radiation poison going back to the history a little bit of turnover chernobyl was a village granted to a captain of their cowboy cowboy any Russian army in 1566 then it was transferred to the Kingdom of Poland in 1569 into the Russians in 1793 prior to that true Noble just been hired and then you can have it it by pheasant lislique from polish descent in 1626 there was a revolution and in then the Roman Catholic Church became involved in an 1832 and they own the Castle there until 19 chernobyl in 1898 had a population of 10,800 including at that time 7200 Jews it was occupied during World War one and fought over in this Russian civil war that took place in 1919 to 1920 during World War 2 to Noble was occupied by the German already army from 19:41 until 19:43 and then 20 years later it was chosen to be the first nuclear power station build on your Ukraining soil’


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  • Hashima Island Japan Ghost Town

    • Hashima Island in Japan is also not necessarily a ghost city but like a ghost island.   In 1810 coal was discovered on this island, and the island was inhabited from 1887 to 1970.  It was used as a resource by extracting Coal From Undersea Mines.   By digging mineshafts underneath the ocean.  To House the Worker Population,  Many buildings made with many concrete buildings reinforcement structured,   all kind of construction took place over the next 55 years in building living facilities, schools, kindergartens, hospitals, town Hall, Community Center,  shops, gardens, things that families would need for the minors and their families.    Beginning in 1930 and until the end of the Second World War, Koreans,   Chinese prisoners of war,  were forced to work there in the coal mines in very harsh facilities.   it is said that during this time. about 1300 of those labors or her soldiers from prison workcamps died
    • As times change in technology,  Coal was replaced with gas and diesel.   In Japan during the 1960s and as it happened across the Mainland,  coalmines begin shutting down all across Japan and Kashima.  Between 1891 – 1974 over 15.7 Million Tons were Mined.    The Infrastructure Remains on the island with buildings and surrounding seawall.   All of the whole Island is now is abandoned in so it’s a ghost island.


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  • History of Early California Captured on Postcards

    • Mexican Rule – 1821

      • Independence from Spain in 1821 she was given land as a gift the what we would know now is the land of California as part of her territory.  Originally when Spain owned the land and they would give people gigantic land grants to own ranches, When  Mexico took over it did not do anything to change the government or the structure they just let it continue that same way it had been before.   During this time there was not much government authority, or Law,   taking place in the early days in California, same as when well It was being ruled by Mexico.
      • Ranches were Mighty at that time.   Here the Ranchers would hire hands called vaqueros, many of them were Indians,  that they hired to help run the ranches and also to maintain security in an area that had a lot of Indian raiding taking place.  In 1864 the total population in what we know now is California was around 10,000 inside California,  the population was very small and there was a lot of crime there was a lot of cattle rustling at the ranches is that we’re raising livestock.
      • The increase in population in California began in several different ways,  many immigrants came from overseas flooding into their shores for the work, and everything that took place from the United States across the Oregon trail people from the East in the United States came for Free lands that were being given so that people would homestead in California.   It was a very hard, dangerous, long journey.  They would come all way across the United States by oxen my wagon to get the land that was being given out as grants.
      • Is the time in 1846,  that we have the legend of the Donner family, they came across the organ trail and got stranded in the winter and stuck in the snow this is where they survived by cannibalism, to survive while they were snow, winter stranded.  During this time there was tremendous trading of furs and Pelts, that took place back across the United States and also back to ships loaded up to take them back to your Europe.
      • This time not a lot of people were raising the cattle for beef,  they were raising cattle for the hides, that was such a tremendous trade commodity during that time mostly the ranchers, not Vacueros workers, that raised and moved the large herds of livestock.   At that Time Beef was not being sold as a gigantic food source it is now.   At this time. there was a great influx of Mexican people coming up from Mexico to move into California for the cattle ranching business.
      • Mexico at this time had tremendous political problems, there were internal wars fighting for control and domination of Mexico especially around Mexico City.   this resulted in it left California by itself in without much oversight from the Mexican government law made in this time because of the warfare taking place in Mexico,  you had more and more people moving up North to California flee from it.
    • Goldrush – 1849

      • Originally I believe James Sutter was the one who discovered the first gold, that initiated the gold rush.   He had a water mill and from the downstream of his mill, He noticed that there was gold that was in the stream and from their group grew into the gold rush.   He tried to keep the gold discovery a secret destroy that he discovered gold a secret but slowly the word slipped out and then the rush was on.
      • Prior to the gold rush in 1849 actually the Mexicans had found Gold in the 1820-1830s.  Mexico found that before, in small quantities in it was here in the 1840s that they realize that gold was in abundance in large massive quantity California and began the gold rush all across the United States California.   in 1849 there was a great optimistic surge for everyone to become wealthy by panning and mining for gold.  This was such a powerful turning event in the history of California then actually shape California and also shaped a lot of the historic United States has it pivoted around this gigantic event.
      • Actually, for gold mining and panning, most people did not make much money in the finding of gold,  where the profit was made in providing Daily Products for existence commodity items.  These were very much  needed to take care of the families and the farmers,   that had moved out in that quest.   Towns sprung up prostitution, took place, supplies were needed food needed to be provided these are the people  were the ones that were really making money during the days of the gold rush.   Not so much the gold miners in the panners that were looking for the gold strikes.  They were far rarer than being the norm when looking back in history.
      • Who is the lure of quick money that attracted so many people to California during that time?  This desire for the rich mineral wealth had many adverse consequences to it it would rape the land mining would destroy the land that was there Indian populations that used to own the land would be destroyed or killed off just to stay out of the way battles and death would take place in fighting over and lands and claims and gold mines.   Mistreatment of laborers sometimes immigrants many times Indians were very rampant at that time.
      •   Most are made major impacts of the gold rush,  during those days was not necessarily the wealth that was acquired.   But it was the transfer population from the eastern United States all the way over to the West coast greatly increasing the number of people that were living on that side of the United States greatly expanding the population in spreading it out across the United States.
    • California Becomes 31st State -1850

      • right now how California is the most populated state in the United States I believe it has the fifth largest income in the world so it’s really a powerful state.  The Goldrush laid the foundation for this that hundreds of thousands of people had California to discover their riches in gold and this left a large population in California that was ready for statehood.  That sounds it originally started because of the gold rush came supply depots and great product receiving port that would take care of the large population that now lives there so it changes from seeking minerals go to one of products and resources and distribution to the population that was now there.  1850 that year California became admitted to the United States and became the United States 31st state.   It went immediately to stay hood not be coming to republic first in Sacramento was made its first capital.  By 1860 they begin building a new statehouse and they model it after the one in Washington DC the White House.
      • On top of the current date count courthouse there is a golden dome on…remind .any people to the state of California.  This is also how it got its nickname the Golden State.
    • Film Capital of World – the 1900s

      • As we have seen in studying postcards, originally were done in hand-painted in then his technology increased, we saw a printing take place and we saw photos of scenes being made it to the postcard and you could see the progress progression as time went on the same thing has taken place in the film capital.    As technology increase in people being able to see people on a television screen, now have been able to hear people on television being able to change channels and have a variety greatly impacted Hollywood in California in the rest of the United States in a powerful way.
      • Mass communication had taken place in the development of the invention of the TV set and communications as we see in Hollywood.  Hollywood really change because it was popular during the silent area when just the visual area films are being able to be seen but once sound came on the same Hollywood was changed forever.  Movie companies formed in each had their own actors and they had their own characteristics of the films that they were producing as this beginning industry took off.  Color film starting taking place widescreen higher definition all this affected the quality and also the amount of viewing that was taking place in the United States over the newly formed industry um filmmaking.   It was called the Golden age of Hollywood.
      • Charlie Chaplin Clark Gable Wizard of Oz all films that change the history and Hollywood.  During the 1920s the depression hit the United States and people were out of work everywhere starvation was taking place in there was just a very difficult situation I in the United States but it was not the same in Hollywood Hollywood during this time continue to thrive be continue to make more movies available to the public.  bring the depression actually more fi…TV big-screen movies are taking place.  They were making approximately 800 Films a Year.  Today we are Making approximately 500 Per year.
      • Movies are an escape from reality there an illusion and during the time when times were so hard here in the United States many people wanted to escape the reality that they were faced with in they would go to the movies and be able to enjoy and watch things that would lift their spirits and encourage them in very difficult times.  Musicals westerns history all type of movies music dance move so many were making the screens at that time.
      • Large Filmmaking Companies in California

        • MGM

        • Paramount Pictures

        • Warner Brothers

        • 20th Century Fox

        • RKO

        • Technology

        • Color – initially-hand Tinting each Frame ( we saw this also as we studied Postcards Processes)
        • Stencils for Coloring
        • Bathing for Color
        • Toning – Matching Mood, sorrow, happiness, etc
        • Technicolor – 1922
        • Aspect Ratio
        • Experiments with Cinerama
        • Cinema Scope
    • Ocean Shore Railroad – 1905

    • San Francisco Earthquake – 1906

    • Women’s Rights – 1911

      • do is a 30 year period between 1890 in 1920 that is in lightmen about women’s rights we came to come to the forefront.  Some call it the Women’s era.  It was during this time that women had greater economic possibilities and also political possible in this area of years.  They could now own property, control their wages,   by 1900 over 5 million women at entering the workforce.  working for wages in light manufacturing areas.
      • Who is at this time. that the implicit we came on trying to get women the right to vote.  During that time they were trying to pass prohibition,  mission of making drinking of alcohol illegal and they greatly needed enough votes to do that in many vote women voted against for that so that was another reason that pushes them into the limelight as far as being able to vote because they wanted to pass the articles of prohibition.  Who is also at this time that women became entering colleges and getting degrees and expanding their educational opportunities which push them into many political situations and also advance him in the running of companies corporations.
    • Ocean Beach Esplanades Highway – 1929

    • United Nations Charter – 1945

      • after a 9 week meeting in San Francisco in California delegates from all over the world Matt to sign inform the United Nations charter in 1945 under President Truman.  President Truman flies in and meets with all the heads of the delegations I believe like 49 different delegation met with him on the day of sign. of the charter, the leaders of many nations.    After this signing president, Truman took a tour of the city of San Francisco the first sensor and chief executive had done in 7 years.  Over a half-million Californians turned out to watch the president’s motorcade that day.
      • 63 days of meetings were climaxed on that day by the signing of the un’s nation United Nations charter night.  China was the first to sign.  Russia signs.  England signs why Lord Halifax.  United States was number 38 out of 50 to sign on that day.  It happened called the day of the charter of World Peace.  Pattiann president Truman address the 280 delicate can encourage them in the direction of and hope of world peace.  A solid structure which we all can build for a better world
    • 1906 Earthquake San Francisco

      • today when you go through San Francisco and you look at all the streets and the way the buildings or develop it you can see jag antic Hills and low spot 10 places where the ground is raised up and lowered in it just shows evidence that in times past but there’s been a lot of earthquake activity in the California area raising and lowering the dirt.  Time people were not that familiar with earthquakes phone on April 18th, 1906 in major 18 San Francisco in California.  5:12 in the morning the earthquake San Francisco had a magnitude of 7.8 on the Richter scale.
      • Roads were torn in 2 buildings that were never designed for any type of earthquakes fell apart and crumbled as an earth show.  City Hall which had been built in lightness to the White House took 25 years to build in it just took minutes for the earthquake to completely destroy it.  Fires rage through the city because many gas lines were ruptured and then it just took a small spark to ignite them as fires roaring ever.  There were approximately 50 small fires that it started at the onslaught of the earthquake but as time went on the fires raise for about 3 days and the 50 fires turned into one main fire down in the middle San Francisco and completely wiped out the inside this business district and many of the surrounding areas because of fires were so great.  After 3 days of raging, fire fires did eventually burn themselves out.
      • Over 80% of the city was left in ruins.  At that time the appointment of professor Lawson from Berkeley University to study the cause of the earthquake and try to figure out what cause open till that point they had all thought that the San Andreas Fault had been caused by the earthquake let because of his detailed research and study of the disastrous event baby can understand that the Andreas fault was there prior to the earthquake.
      • Much of the beginning of knowledge that we have understanding earthquakes started at this point because of the details studies are taking place from then on engineers and scientists would study earthquakes and what caused them especially from what happened in 1906.  This report was called the Lawson report and even today gives a lot of benefit in helping to predict where it likes earthquakes might take place.  The knowledge that they received from studying that disaster today they are designing buildings and roads and bridges with the understanding the earthquakes might take place making them stronger and more earthquake are resistant.


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  • Museums

    • there is a very large amount of museums in the state of California the state is so rich in history especially pertaining not only the state of California but also  Mexico and the total United States but they stayed has many museums we have made a chart that is listing those museums the city that they are in and also some of the items that are in them in those museums are there and we’ve listed 145 of them for you look at.

Postcards of Museums in California

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Aerospace Museum of CaliforniaNorth HighlandsAviationLocated on the grounds of the former McClellan Air Force Base, displays of military and civilian aircraft as well as space vehicle replicas
Alpine County MuseumMarkleevilleOpen airwebsite, complex includes the main museum building with local history exhibits, Old Webster Schoolhouse, Markleeville Log Jail, carriage shed, and historic silver ore stamp mill
Amador County MuseumJacksonLocal historyOperated by the Amador County Historical Society, mid 19th-century home with local history displays including gold mining, clothing, period rooms, Native American and Chinese American collections, Kenndy and North Star Mines models[1][2]
Amador Whitney MuseumAmador CityLocal historywebsite
Angels Camp MuseumAngels CampLocal historyIncludes carriages, mining equipment, minerals, household items
Bale Grist Mill State Historic ParkSt. HelenaMillThe historic mill is open on weekends
Bernhard Museum ComplexAuburnHistoric houseIncludes the Victorian Bernhard residence with period rooms, wine storage building and wine processing building with wine-making exhibits, and a barn with horse-drawn vehicles and blacksmith area
Blue Line ArtsRosevilleArtwebsite, art center with galleries, works of regional and national artists
Bodie State Historic ParkBodieOpen airGhost town mining camp
Bohart Museum of EntomologyDavisNatural historyLive and mounted insect displays, also a research museum of the University of California, Davis
Borax MuseumFurnace CreekMiningLocated at the Oasis at Death Valley, borax mining tools and equipment, minerals, models of Twenty-mule team wagon trains
C Gibson Museum & Cultural CenterMiddletownLocal History[1] Geology, native American, mining, and pioneer history.
C.N. Gorman MuseumDavisArtwebsite, contemporary Native American and indigenous art, part of the University of California, Davis, also known as Carl M. Gorman Museum
Calaveras County MuseumSan AndreasLocal historyOperated by the Calaveras County Historical Society, located in the former Calaveras County Courthouse, Jail Yard, and Hall of Records
California Automobile MuseumSacramentoAutomobileFormerly the Towe Auto Museum, over 170 classic cars, race cars, muscle cars, hot rods, early models and automotive memorabilia
California MuseumSacramentoHistoryFormerly known as the Golden State Museum, includes the California Hall of Fame, exhibits on important people and aspects of California including California Indians, missions, women, California Constitution, health
California State Capitol MuseumSacramentoCapitolMuseum in the Capitol, tours, history of the state government
California State Indian MuseumSacramentoNative AmericanThemes of nature, spirit and family
California State Mining and Mineral MuseumMariposaMiningLocated at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds, gold mining
California State Railroad MuseumSacramentoRailroadFeatures 21 restored locomotives and railroad cars, exhibits, summer heritage railroad rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad
Carnegie Museum (Roseville, California)RosevilleLocal historywebsite, operated by the Roseville Historical Society, located in a Carnegie library building
Carolyn Parr Nature CenterNapaNatural historywebsite, located in Westwood Hills Park, features natural history museum
Center for Contemporary Art, SacramentoSacramentoArtwebsite
Chew Kee Store MuseumFiddletownHistory1855 Chinese herb shop, operated by the Fiddletown Preservation Society[3]
Chinese American Museum of Northern CaliforniaMarysvilleEthnic - Chinesewebsite, Chinese participation in the gold rush
Chinese Association MuseumLockeEthnic - ChineseHistory of the Chinese in Locke, culture[4]
Columbia State Historic ParkColumbiaLivingCalifornia Gold Rush town with living history demonstrations
Community Memorial Museum of Sutter CountyYuba CityLocal history
Crocker Art MuseumSacramentoArtEarly California art, Old Master drawings, Asian art, international ceramics
Dai Loy MuseumLockeHistoryFormer Chinese gambling house[4]
di RosaNapaArtwebsite, art galleries and outdoor sculpture on a nature preserve
Discovery Museum Science & Space CenterSacramentoSciencewebsite, themes include space, solar system, nature, building new facility to be known as the Powerhouse Science Center
Don & June Salvatori California Pharmacy MuseumSacramentoMedicalPharmacy artifacts, located at the California Pharmacists Association headquarters[5]
Donner Memorial State ParkTruckeeHistoryIncludes the Emigrant Trail Museum with exhibits on local Native Americans, the Donner Party and builders of the transcontinental railroad
Downieville MuseumDownievilleLocal history[6]
Eastern California MuseumIndependenceLocal historywebsite, includes Native American baskets and artifacts, fossils and exhibits of local history, artifacts from the Manzanar World War II Internment Center
El Dorado County Historical MuseumPlacervilleLocal historywebsite, Native American baskets, gold mining equipment, farm tools, household items
ElmshavenSt. HelenaReligiousHome of Ellen G. White whose ministry was instrumental in founding the seventh-day Sabbatarian Adventist movement
Empire Mine State Historic ParkGrass ValleyMiningAttractions include a mining museum, an Edwardian estate house, and a mine with living history demonstrations
ExploritDavisSciencewebsite, regional hands-on science center
Folsom History MuseumFolsomLocal historywebsite, operated by the Folsom Historical Society, exhibits about Folsom's native people, the discovery of gold and the formation of mining camps, ethnic groups who contributed to this area, the formation of the town, railroad, prison, powerhouse, and later efforts at gold mining
Folsom Powerhouse State Historic ParkFolsomTechnologyHistoric 1890s hydroelectric power plant
Folsom Prison MuseumFolsomLaw enforcementwebsite, history of Folsom Prison
Folsom Railroad MuseumFolsomRailroadwebsite, operated by the Folsom, El Dorado & Sacramento Historical Railroad Association
Forest Hill Divide MuseumForesthillMiningwebsite, includes mining museum, a reconstructed livery stable/blacksmith shop, and the original Foresthill Jail
Fountain & Tallman MuseumPlacervilleLocal historyOperated by the El Dorado County Historical Society
Gatekeeper’s MuseumTahoe CityLocal historywebsite, operated by the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society, includes Marion Steinbach Indian Basket Museum
Gold Bug Park & MinePlacervilleMiningwebsite, includes Hattie's Museum with mining exhibits, Gold Bug Mine to tour, Meagher House for natural history education, Hendy Stamp Mill
Gold Country MuseumAuburnMiningArea gold mining and local history
Golden Drift MuseumDutch FlatLocal historywebsite, influence of hydraulic mining, lumber and railroads in the area
Governor's Mansion State Historic ParkSacramentoHistoric houseFormer mansion of the governors of California
Grass Valley MuseumGrass ValleyLocal historyIncludes furniture, art, objects d’art, clothing, musical instruments and artifacts of the Victorian era
Grass Valley Video History MuseumGrass ValleyLocal historyHistorical film footage locally and from around the world[7]
Griffith Quarry MuseumPenrynIndustryLocal granite industry
Groveland Yosemite Gateway MuseumGrovelandLocal historywebsite, operated by the Southern Tuolumne County Historical Society
Hattie Weber MuseumDavisLocal historywebsite, operated by the Yolo County Historical Society, includes dolls from many countries and eras, textiles, books
Hayden CabinMammoth LakesHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Southern Mono Historical Society, also known as Mammoth Museum, four-room log cabin with original 1930s furnishings
Heidrick Ag History CenterWoodlandAgriculturewebsite, antique agricultural equipment
Hellman-Ehrman MansionTahomaHistoric housewebsite, located in Ed Z'berg Sugar Pine Point State Park, early 20th-century summer lodge house
Historic Courthouse MuseumLakeportLocal History[2] Old county courthouse, Native American and pioneer history
Historic Firehouse No. 1 MuseumNevada CityLocal historyOperated by the Nevada County Historical Society
Historic Schoolhouse MuseumLower LakeLocal History[3] Old schoolhouse, Native American and pioneer history
Home of Lola MontezGrass ValleyLocal historyHouses the town's chamber of commerce, visitor center and local history museum
Imperial Valley College Art GalleryImperialArtJuanita Salazar Lowe Gallery[8]
Imperial Valley Desert MuseumOcotilloMultiplewebsite, Native American, archaeological and historic artifacts
Indian Grinding Rock State Historic ParkPine GroveNative AmericanIncludes Chaw'se Regional Indian Museum
Inyo Council for the Arts GalleryBishopArtChanging exhibits of area art
James Calvin Sly MuseumPollock PinesLocal historyLocated in Sly Park Recreation Area, named for James Calvin Sly[9][10][11]
Kennedy MineJacksonMiningGold mine structures
Kentucky Mine MuseumSierra CityMiningwebsite, operated by the Sierra County Historical Society, working gold mine with operating stamp mill
KidZone MuseumTruckeeChildren'swebsite, formerly the Sierra Nevada Children's Museum
Lake Tahoe Historical Society MuseumSouth Lake TahoeLocal historywebsite
Laws Railroad Museum and Historic SiteBishopOpen airOperated by the Bishop Museum & Historical Society, collection of 19th century buildings with historical exhibits, railroad cars and equipment
Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic ParkSacramentoHistoric houseVictorian mansion restored to 1872 appearance
Locke Boarding House and Visitor's CenterLockeLocal historyOffers tours of the historic community[4]
Locke Chinese SchoolLockeSchoolFormer Chinese school[4]
Lone Pine Film History MuseumLone PineMediawebsite, movie history of Lone Pine, Death Valley and the Eastern Sierra areas; officially known as the Beverly and Jim Rogers Museum of Lone Pine Film History
Maidu Museum & Historic SiteRosevilleMultipleNatural and cultural history, including exhibits on Native Californians and the interdependence of nature and culture
Malakoff Diggins State Historic ParkNevada CityMiningIncludes mining museum and deserted mining town
Mammoth Ski MuseumMammoth LakesSportsArt, culture and artifacts related to skiing[12]
Manzanar National Historic SiteIndependenceHistorySite of one of ten camps where over 110,000 Japanese Americans were imprisoned during World War II
Mariposa Museum & History CenterMariposaLocal historywebsite, cultural history of Mariposa County, including Miwok display, gold mining equipment, miner's cabin, saloon, one-room school
Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic ParkColomaOpen airIncludes Gold Discovery Museum and Visitor Center, 20 historic buildings including mining, house, school, and store exhibits
Mary Aaron MuseumMarysvilleHistoric houseVictorian-era house, exhibits of local history
Milton Gottardi Loyalton MuseumLoyaltonLocal historyIncludes displays on logging, agriculture, Washoe Indians, fraternal organizations[13]
Mono Basin History MuseumLee ViningLocal historywebsite, operated by the Mono County Historical Society, located in a historic schoolhouse, Native American artifacts, gold mining implements, local history and culture, Nellie Bly's legendary Upside-Down House, farming and mining equipment
Mono Basin National Forest Scenic Area Visitor CenterLee ViningNatural historyGeology and wildlife of Mono Lake
Mono County MuseumBridgeportLocal historyOperated by the Mono County Historical Society[14]
Monteverde Store MuseumSutter CreekHistoryHistoric country store with historic items, open by appointment[15]
Murphys Old Timers MuseumMurphysLocal historywebsite
Museum of History in GraniteFelicityHistorywebsite, outdoor granite panels depicting humanity's history[16][17]
Museum of Medical HistorySacramentoMedicalwebsite, collections in the fields of surgery, clinical diagnosis, infectious disease, pharmacy, radiology, Chinese medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, medical quackery, operated by the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society
Museum of Sierra Ski History and 1960 Winter OlympicsTahoe CitySportsArea ski history from its beginnings through the 1960 Winter Olympics
Museum of the Forgotten WarriorsMarysvilleMilitarywebsite, uniforms, helicopters, photographs, medals, military memorabilia
Napa County Historical SocietyNapaLocal historyLocated in the Goodman Library; Jess Doud Memorial Room hosts several exhibitions each year
Napa Firefighters MuseumNapaFirefightingwebsite
Napa Valley MuseumYountvilleMultiplewebsite, art, history, natural history of Napa Valley, including local Native American and wine-making history
Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad MuseumNevada CityRailroadOperated by the Nevada County Historical Society
New Melones Visitor Center and MuseumSonoraLocal historyHistoric, natural and cultural history of the area around New Melones Lake
North Star Mine and Powerhouse & Pelton Wheel MuseumGrass ValleyMiningHundreds of mining artifacts and machinery, operated by the Nevada County Historical Society; also called the Grass Valley Mining Museum or the Northstar Mining Museum
Northern Mariposa County History CenterCoultervilleLocal historywebsite, pioneers, mining, Chinese immigrants, John Muir
Old Jail Museum (Truckee, California)TruckeePrisonwebsite, operated by the Truckee - Donner Historical Society, 19th-century jail with exhibits of local history
Old Sacramento Schoolhouse MuseumSacramentoSchoolwebsite, late 19th-century period one room schoolhouse
Old Sacramento State Historic ParkSacramentoMultipleIncludes Old Sacramento Interpretive Center, Wells Fargo History Museum, Sacramento History Museum, Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum, several historic buildings and more
Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Cultural Center-MuseumBishopNative AmericanArtifacts and antiquities from the Numa (Paiute) and Newe (Shoshone) Nations
Pioneer Yosemite History CenterWawonaOpen airHistoric structures from different eras of Yosemite’s history[18]
Pioneers' Park MuseumImperialLocal historywebsite, operated by the Imperial County Historical Society, exhibits include county history, ethnic groups, agriculture, cattle, military, culture
Placer County MuseumAuburnLocal historywebsite, includes courthouse and sheriff's exhibits, Native America art, gold country exhibits
Preston CastleIonePrisonTours of the former reform school
Rae House MuseumGaltHistoric house19th-century house with period displays, dolls, local history exhibits, operated by the Galt Area Historical Society, open by appointment[19]
Railtown 1897 State Historic ParkJamestownRailroadSeasonal steam and diesel-powered train rides, 1920s locomotive roundhouse, machine shop and related exhibits
Red Barn MuseumSan AndreasLocal historywebsite, operated by the Calaveras County Historical Society, features agriculture, mining, logging, and ranching artifacts, tools and equipment
Reiff's Antique Gas Station Automotive MuseumWoodlandTransportation1950s cars, automobile memorabilia, antiques and car culture
Richard Nelson GalleryDavisArtwebsite, part of the University of California, Davis
Robert Louis Stevenson MuseumSt. HelenaBiographicalwebsite, devoted to author Robert Louis Stevenson[20]
Rocklin History MuseumRocklinLocal historywebsite, operated by the Rocklin Historical Society, mining, railroads, ranching
Roseville Telephone MuseumRosevilleTechnologywebsite, antique telephones and memorabilia, open by appointment
Roseville Utility Exploration CenterRosevilleSciencewebsite, environmental learning center including energy efficiency, renewable technology, water conservation and recycling
Sacramento Children's MuseumRancho CordovaChildren's
Sacramento History MuseumSacramentoLocal historyIncludes California Gold Rush, agriculture, community, gold panning. Home of the Underground Tours of Old Sacramento.
Sacramento Valley MuseumWilliamsLocal historyIncludes carriages, mining equipment, minerals, household items
San Diego State University Imperial Valley Campus Art GalleryCalexicoArtSteppling Art Gallery[21]
Scotty's CastleHistoric houseAlso known as Death Valley Ranch, 1930s period mansion, located in northern Death Valley National Park
Sharpsteen MuseumCalistogaLocal historywebsite, history of the upper Napa Valley, along with the career memorabilia of founder Ben Sharpsteen (an animator for Walt Disney Studios)
Shenandoah Valley MuseumPlymouthAgricultureWine-making and farming[22]
Shoshone MuseumShoshoneLocal historyFacebook site, area geology, wildlife, Native American culture and folklore
Sierra College Natural History MuseumRocklinNatural historywebsite, part of Sierra College, mammals mounts, animal skeletons, fossils, insects
Sierra Nevada Logging MuseumArnoldIndustryHistory of logging in the Sierra Nevada area
Sutter's Fort State Historic ParkSacramentoMilitaryIncludes reconstructed mid 19th-century period Sutter's Fort and the California State Indian Museum
Tahoe Maritime MuseumHomewoodMaritimeIncludes maritime craft in service at Lake Tahoe, history of boating at Lake Tahoe, outboard motor collection, aquaplanes, water skis, fishing exhibits
Tallac Historic SiteSouth Lake TahoeOpen airFormer rustic resort, includes Baldwin Museum, a former estate with exhibits on the significance of the estate families and the Washoe Tribe, the Pope Estate, the Valhalla Estate and several outbuildings[23][24]
Tuolumne City Memorial MuseumTuolumneLocal historyExhibits on pioneers, household and kitchen items, clothing, gold mining, lumber company and model train layout
Tuolumne County MuseumSonoraLocal historywebsite, housed in an old jail, operated by the Tuolumne County Historical Society
UC Davis Design MuseumDavisDesignwebsite, includes architecture, costume, graphic design, textiles, new media and popular culture, part of the University of California, Davis
Underground Gold Miners MuseumAlleghanyMiningwebsite, open by appointment and for events
United States Bicycling Hall of FameDavisSportsFormerly located in New Jersey, bicycling history, photos, trophies, medals, books, catalogs
VikingsholmSouth Lake TahoeHistoric house38-room mansion with Nordic influences
Watson Log CabinTahoe CityHistoric houseOperated by the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society, early 20th-century log cabin
Wells Fargo History MuseumSacramentoHistoryTwo locations in Sacramento, one in the Pony Express Terminal, the other in the Wells Fargo Center; history of Wells Fargo Express, California Gold Rush
West Sacramento Historical Society History GalleryWest SacramentoLocal historyExhibits in the West Sacramento Community Center[25]
Western SkiSport MuseumSoda SpringsSportswebsite, history of winter ski sports in the western United States, operated by the Auburn Ski Club in the winter
Yolo County Historical MuseumWoodlandHistoric houseAlso known as Gibson House, period rooms from the 1850s to the 1930s, also exhibits of local history
Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine RailroadFish CampRailroadHeritage railroad and historic log cabin
Yosemite MuseumYosemite National ParkNative AmericanHeritage and culture of the Ahwaneechee people who lived in the valley


  • Famous Amusement Parks

    • there are over 25 and musm and parks that are located in the state of California we are listing the major ones here in this art and we are also providing a research tool where you can locate postcards that are made from each of those amusement parks in California.
    • Knotts Berry Farm
    • Disney Land
    • Universal Studios
    • Disney California Adventure
    • Six Flags
    • Legoland
    • Sea World
    • Californias Great America
    • Santa Beach Boardwalk
    • Belmont Park
    • Adventure City
    • Gilroy Gardens
    • Castle Park
    • Boomerang Bay

California Amusement Parks Postcard Value Calculator - How Much is Postcard Worth

California Amusement Parks PostcardsAverage $$ Hi - LoNumber of PostcardsEbay Link to Postcards
Over 4 Million Cards
Knotts Berry Farm - Buena Park$ 2.75$ 46.00 / .25302Knotts Berry Farm Postcards
Disney Land - Anaheim$ 4.75$ 302.83 / .254,478Disney Land Postcards
Universal Studios Hollywood$ 4.99$ 29.99 / .25430Universal Studios Postcards
Disney California Adventure Park$ 2.75$ 2,025 / 1.5410,043Disney Postcards
Six Flags Magic Mountain$ 3.75$ 11.91 / .49381Six Flags Postcards
Lego land$ 4.99$ 15.99 / .9113Lego land Postcards
Sea world$ 4.99$ 14.95 / .16456Sea world Postcards
California's Great America$ 10.00 / 1.0023California's Great America Postcards
Six Flag Discovery Kingdom$ 4.99$ 41.00 / .49369Six Flag Discovery Kingdom Postcards
Santa Beach Boardwalk$ 4.50$ 30.00 / 2.5062Santa Beach Boardwalk Postcards
Belmont Park - San Diego$ 3.99$ 36.00 / 1.2525Belmont Park Postcards
Pacific Park Santa Monica$ 6.99$ 124.95 / .64477Pacific Park Postcards
Adventure City - Stanton$ 5.00$ 5.002Adventure City Postcards
Gilroy Gardens Family - Gilroy$ 7.99$ 7.992Gilroy Gardens Postcards
Knotts Soak City -Buena Park3Knotts Soak City Postcards
Castle Park - Riverside$ 4.95$ 42.99 / .991,151Castle Park Postcards
Childrens Fairyland - Oakland$ 2.66$ 15.99 / 1.99142Childrens Fairyland Postcards
Bomerang Bay - Santa ClaritaBomerang Bay Postcards
Balboa Fun Zone - Newport Beach$ 1.41$ 1.4121Balboa Fun Zone Postcards
California Vintage Postcard Value Calculator - How Much is Postcard Worth
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California Observatory Postcards

Observatories in CaliforniaNumber of PostcardsEbay Link to 4 Million Postcards  
Lick Observatory159Lick Observatory Postcards
University of California Observatories1University of California Observatories
Mount Hamilton (California)4Mount Hamilton Observatory Postcards
Palomar Observatory91Palomar_Observatory Postcards
W. M. Keck Observatory4W. M. Keck Observatory Postcards
California Volcano Observatory2California Volcano Observatory Postcards
Owens Valley Radio Observatory3Owens Valley Radio ObservatoryPostcards
Griffith Observatory166Griffith_Observatory Postcards
International Latitude Observatory1International_Latitude_Observatory Postcards
Caltech Submillimeter Observatory1Caltech Submillimeter Observatory Postcards
Mauna Kea Observatories3Mauna Kea Observatory Postcards
Community Observatory4Community Observatory Postcards
National Astronomical Observatory (Mexico)1National Astronomical Observatory Postcards


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Disney Animal Kingdom Postcards Locator W/ Retail Pricing

Disney Animal Postcards

Over the Years, We have had many request for Walt Disney Land / Epcot / Disney World Vintage Postcards.

We have built a Postcards Research Tool for Locating and Estimating the Value or Cost of Disney Animal Kingdom Postcards.  Enjoy working this week on completing it – should be done by Jan 13, 2020

Disney CharacterNumber of Postcardsebay LinkNumber in Larger SearchExpanded Search ebay Link
Donald Duck361Donald Duck Postcards105,254Donald Duck
Daisy Duck44Daisey Duck Postcards25,014Daisey Duck
Pluto503Pluto Postcards58,994Pluto
Mickey Mouse1,496Mickey Mouse Postcards711,199Mickey Mouse
Minnie Mouse
345Minnie Mouse Postcards385,435Minnie Mouse
Goofey964Goofey Postcards179,201Goofey
Peter Pan317Peter Pan Postcards103,496Peter Pan
Tinker Bell138Tinker Bell Postcards129,741Tinker Bell
Captain Hook22Captain Hook Postcards7,794Captain Hook
Scrooge McDuck10Scrooge McDuck Postcards1,619Scrooge McDuck
Tiger Lily20Tiger Lilly Postcards9,049Tiger Lilly
Cinderella1,080Cinderella Postcards243,463Cinderella
Snow White
742Snow White Postcards232,079Snow White
Pocahontas434Pocahontas Postcards30,730Pocahontas
Chesire Cat0Chesire Cat Postcards42,540Chesire Cat
Sneezy40Sneezy Postcards3,766Sneezy
Dopey19Dopey Postcards3,873Dopey
Faline2Faline Postcards1,340Faline
Thumper95Thumper Postcards18,210Thumper
Aerial321Ariel Postcards148,924Ariel
Belle11.919Belle Postcards1,509,567Belle
Christopher Robin23Christopher Robin Postcards6,644Christopher Robin
Bambi239Bambi Postcards49,953Bambi
Tarzan69Tarzan Postcards46,920Tarzan
Mulan47Mulan Postcards24,180Mulan
Princess aurora22Princess aurora Postcards29,644Princess aurora
Baloo Bear11Baloo Bear Postcards716Baloo Bear
Beast2,446Beast Postcards1,448,000Beast
Big Bad Wolf26Big Bad Wolf Postcards5,261Big Bad Wolf
Black Bart8Black Bart Postcards96Black Bart
Boomer17Boomer Postcards31,311Boomer
Buck4,645Buck Postcards8,177Buck
Buster482Buster Postcards110,041Buster
Cassim1Cassim Postcards78Cassim
Chicken Little4Chicken Little Postcards3,711Chicken Little
Dumbo166Dumbo Postcards56,391Dumbo
Jafar8Jafar Postcards7,307Jafar
Jiminy Cricket
27Jiminy Cricket Postcards3,345Jiminy Cricket
Speedy Gonzales4Speedy Gonzales Postcards2,478Speedy Gonzales
Might Mouse20Might Mouse Postcards8,782Might Mouse
Road Runner20Road Runner Postcards71Road Runner
Sylvester Fudd20Sylvester Fudd Postcards80Sylvester Fudd
Mowgli29Mowgli Postcards5,869Mowgli
Olaf131Olaf Postcards71,755Olaf
Pinocchio290Pinocchio Postcards34,081Pinocchio
Thumper95Thumper Postcards9,930Thumper
Bagherra20Bagherra Postcards17Bagherra
Stitch72Stitch Postcards89,874Stitch
Tramp496Tramp Postcards16,920Tramp
Dumbo166Dumbo Postcards38,002Dumbo
Snow White740Snow White Postcards89,963Snow White
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  • Donald duck
  • Daisey duck
  • Pluto
  • Mickey Mouse
  • Minnie Mouse
  • Goofy
  • Peter pan
  • Tinker Bell
  • Captain Hook
  • Scrooge McDuck
  • Tiger Lily
  • Cinderella
  • Snow White
  • Pocahontas
  • Chesire Cat
  • Sneezy
  • Dopey
  • Faline
  • Thumper
  • Aerial
  • Belle
  • Christopher Robin
  • Princess Aurora
  • Christopher Robin
  • Bambi
  • Tarzan
  • Mulan
  • Baloo Bear
  • Beast
  • Big Bad Wolf
  • Black Bart
  • Boomer
  • Buck
  • Buster
  • Cassim
  • Chicken Little
  • Dumbo
  • Jafar
  • Jiminy Cricket
  • Mowgli
  • Olaf
  • Pinocchio
  • Thumper
  • Bagheera
  • Abu
  • Princess Jasmine
  • Rapunzel
  • Robin Hood
  • Scamp
  • Sebastian
  • Tigger
  • Tinker bell
  • Tramp


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Finding Animal Postcards Locator W/ Retail Pricing

African Bull Elephant

We are working hard at developing helpful content that will help Collectors Find and Determine current Values on Antique Animal Postcards they are looking to add or sell.  To make it Easier Locator has links to the individual specific searches in eBay

Animal Postcards Locator w/ Pricing

How to Use Locator

  • Find the Animal you are searching for – This is a WikiLink  if You would like to do more Research

  • We have Listed – Hi / Low Price – These are calculated on Ebays actual Sold Amounts ( Not asking Prices)

  • We have listed an Average amount – this is also actual Dollar amounts.

  • This Shows Number of Postcards that show up in that specific Search – Helps you Determine how Rare it might be

  • Ebay Link – This takes you to this specific search in ebay –

  • What are Baby Animals Called?

  • We also included in List what baby animals are Called.

  • Enjoy

Animal Postcards Price Guide Locator

Animal Name - WikiBaby NameCost Hi / LowAverage PriceNumber of PostcardsLink to Ebay Postcards
Over 4 Million Postcards
Aardvark - African Ant BearCub$ 149.78 / None$ 149.787Aardvark Postcards
AlbatrossChick$ 7.43 / 3.14$ 4.2355Albatross Postcards
Alligator - The LizardHatchling$ 175.13 / .19$ 7.991,644Alligator Postcards
AlpacaCria$ 7.17 / 1.22$ 5.2219Alpaca Postcards
Anteater - Worm TonguePup$ 11.55 / 1.80$ 3.1427Ant Eater Postcards
AntelopeCalf$ 24.99 / .16$ 3.20438Antelope Postcards
ApeBaby$ 38.95 / 1.09$ 6.57209Ape Postcards
Armadillo - Little Armored OnePup$ 14.99 / 1.75$ 4.9799Armadillo Postcards
DonkeyFoal3,827Donkey Postcards
BaboonInfant$ 9.24 / 2.98$ 4.0038Baboon Postcards
BadgerCub$ 7.91 / 1.00$ 6.00337Badger Postcards
BatPup$ 189.00 / 2.49$ 6.99926Bat Postcards
BearCub$ 500.00 / .99$ 17.9911,759Bear Postcards
BeaverKitten$ 135.83 / .16$ 6.002,510Beaver Postcards
BirdChick$ 489.00 / .14$ 14.993,143Bird Postcards
BisonCalf$ 27.45 / .16$ 3.85347Bison Postcards
Boar - Wild PigPiglett$ 14.39 / 1.99$ 3.9191Wild Boar Postcards
Bobcatkitten$ 10.50 / .25$ 3.99114Bobcat Postcards
BuffaloCalf$ 139.49 / .12$ 11.2410,291Buffalo Postcards
CamelCalf$ 78.85 / 1.00$ 7.773,270Camel Postcards
Caribou - ReindeerCalf$ 57.50 / .12$ 6.991,313Reindeer Postcards
CatKitten$ 385 / 1.99$ 19.2218,012cat Postcards
CattleCalf$ 174.98 / .16$ 3.954,538Cattle Postcards
Cheetah Cub$ 18.00 / 1.00$ 3.9583Cheetah Postcards
ChickenChick$ 104.50 / .16$ 6.993,322Chickens Postcards
ChimpanzeeInfant$ 100.00 / 1.01$ 2.94462Chimpanzee Postcards
ChinchillaKit$ 25.13 / 6.00$ 5.9932Chinchilla Postcards
Cougar - Mountain LionCub$ 68.99 / 1.96$ 2.9948Mountain Lion Postcards
CoyotePup$ 18.99 / 1.99$ 4.00240Coyote Postcards
CrocodileHatchling$ 499.00 / .71$ 5.98353Crocodile Postcards
DeerFawn$ 399.00 / .08$ 10.506,142Deer Postcards
DogPup$ 325.00 / .16$ 7.9519,726Dog Postcards
DuckDuckling$ 89.88 / .27$ 4.983,423Duck Postcards
EagleEaglet$ 250.00 / .16$ 12.986,856Eagle Postcards
ElephantCalf$ 105.49 / .10$ 5.953,391Elephant Postcards
ElkCalf$ 25.00 / .27$ 7.957,260Elk Postcards
EmuChick$ 21.35 / 4.87$ 6.92129Emu Postcards
FalconEyass$ 13.12 / 1.29$ 2.31763Falcon Postcards
FerretKit$ 7.00 /$ 7.0043Ferret Postcards
FlamingoChick$ 45.00 / 3.39$ 6.29565Flamingo Postcards
FoxPup$ 79.99 / .32$ 7.992,878Fox Postcards
GazelleCalf$ 7.84 / .12$ 2.7660Gazelle Postcards
Gerbil - Desert RatPup$ 4.03$ 4.032Gerbil Postcards
Giant PandaCub$ 8.50 / .16$ 1.54116Giant Panda Postcards
GiraffeCalf$ 20.50 / .50$ 3.15486Giraffe Postcards
GoatKid$ 131.49 / .21$ 4.151,962Goat Postcards
GorillaInfant$ 14.00 / .26$ 5.85163Gorilla Postcards
Guinea Pig - CavyPup$ 7.78 / .98$ 6.935Guinea Pig Postcards
HamsterPup$ 4.08 / .99$ 3.1642Hamster Postcards
HippopotamusCalf$ 39.21 / .43$ 1.74219Hippopotamus Postcards
HorseColt$ 51.00 / .16$ 7.1935,723Horse postcards
HyenaPup$ 15.42 / .72$ 3.9221Hyena Postcards
JaguarCub$ 18.00 / .99$ 6.99594Jaguar Postcards
KangarooJoey$ 39.65 / .28$ 4.95799Kangaroo Postcards
Leopard - PantherCub$ 32.98 / .50$ 4.99253Leopard Postcards
LionCub$ 36.50 / .26$ 5.245,035Lion Postcards
LlamaCria$ 26.99 / 1.22$ 3.25131Llama Postcards
LynxKitten$ 16.00 / .57$ 3.02141Lynx Postcards
MongoosePup$ 3.95$ 3.957Mongoose Postcards
MonkeyInfant$ 75.00 / 1.04$ 6.542,064Monkey Postcards
MinkCub$ 1.91$ 1.91159Mink Postcards
OpossumJoeys$ 70.95 / .99$ 3.91131Opossum Postcards
OstrichHatchling$ 89.00 / 1.30$ 3.741,289Ostrich Postcards
Sea OtterPup$ 4.52 / 1.31$ 3.0056Sea Otter Postcards
Black PantherCub$ 3.95$ 3.9529Black Panther postcards
PenguinChick$ 107.18 / .55$ 3.99740Penguin Postcards
PigPiglett$ 213.00 / .16$ 7.992,103Pig postcards
Porcupineporcupettes$ 59.95 / .23$ 4.50560Porcupine Postcards
$ 44.95 / .50$ 1.95385Raccoon Postcards
ReindeerCalf$ 57.50 / .49$ 6.541,312Reindeer Postcards
Sea LionPup$ 13.49 / .40$ 2.79546Sea Lion Postcards
Seal - PinnipedsPup$ 165.10 / .22$ 9.006,807Seal Postcards
SharkPups$ 49.99 / .26$ 4.87420Shark Postcards
SheepLamb$ 92.10 / 1.99$ 3.174,383Sheep Postcards
SkunkKit$ 4.19$ 4.1918Skunk Postcards
SlothCub$ 9.99 / 1.12$ 3.1226Sloth Postcards
$ 64.99 / .99$ 3.951,106Squirrel Postcards
SwanCygnets$ 54.99 / .99$ 4.153,383Swan Postcards
TapirCalf$ 1.00 / .99$.9924Tapir Postcards
TigerCub$ 636.17 / .06$ 2.713,412Tiger Postcards
TurtleHatchling$ 88.69 / .99$ 4.80964Turtle Postcards
VultureChick$ 5.63 / $ 2.29$ 2.2953Vulture Postcards
WallabyJoey$ 3.27 / 2.61$ 2.6164Wallaby Postcards
WalrusCalf$ 59.95 / .61$ 4.48142Walrus Postcards
Water BuffaloCalf$ 175.00 / .35$ 2.4910,290Buffalo Postcards
WeaselKit$ 1.82 / 1.25$ 1.2523Weasel Postcards
WhaleCalves$ 139.86 / 2.50$ 7.497,431Whale Postcards
WolfPups$ 89.99 / 3.00$ 4.992,259Wolf Postcards
$ 32.00 / .50$ 2.99322Wolverine Postcards
ZebraFoals$ 29.95 / .18$ 3.99345Zebra Postcards
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Old English Postcards with Current Pricing

Old English Postcards with Prices

Historical Origin Of England

Understanding the historical origin of England cannot be done in isolation of Britain. Both tend to complement each other. It seems difficult to know when to utilize the term England or Britain. In this article, we shall be looking at the various historical events, periods that usher in present-day England. We shall be looking at the following:

  • Historical Origin Of England

  • Prehistorical Origin

  • The Anglo-Saxon Migration

  • The End Of Roman Rule In Britain

  • Norman Expedition invasion

  • Wars Of The Roses

  • Colonial England / English Civil War

  • Restoration Of The Monarchy

  • Glorious Revolution

  • Bill Of Rights

  • The Creation Of United Kingdom

  • Industrial Revolution

  • 20th and 21st Centuries

  • Modern England

Prehistorical Origin

This is the period before AD 43. Prehistory entails the period before written documents. This is the period of human history in England and beyond. The earliest known humans came into these lands within 800,000 years ago. Prehistory goes beyond the Roman invasion in AD 43. It involves a hundred thousand years before the commencement of history. The land now known as England undergoes huge climatic, political, societal, technological, geological changes.

The British became inhabited more than 800,000 years ago due to stone tools and footprints discovery at Happisburgh. The earliest evidence for early modern humans in northwest Europe. Human habitation in England dates back to 13,000 years ago towards the end of the last glacial period. This region has several remains like Mesolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Age, i.e. Stone Age, Iron Age. The south part of Britain was inhabited by the Celtic people referred to as Britons, Belgic tribes inclusive. In AD 43 the Roman conquest of Britain began. The Roman maintained total control of the province of Britannia till the beginning of the 5th century.

The Anglo-Saxon Migration

Due to the breakdown of Roman rule in Britain from the middle of the 4th century, present-day England was increasingly settled by Germanic groups which are popularly known as Anglo-Saxons. This comprises Angles and Saxons from what is now known as Danish/German border. The battle of Deorham established Anglo-Saxon rule in 577. Saxon mercenaries existed in Britain even before the late period of Roman rule. Nature and detail information about this invasion was not fully known.

There are seven kingdoms traditionally identified as being established by these Saxon migrants. Three were clustered in the South east (Sussex, Kent, and Essex). The midlands were dominated by the kingdoms of Mercia and East Anglia.


The End Of Roman Rule In Britain

The end of Roman control and subjugation in Britain facilitated the Anglo-Saxons origin. That is the collection of various Germanic people. Several kingdoms were established that became the primary power in modern-day England and some parts of southern Scotland. The old English language was introduced to replace the previous British language. The Anglo-Saxons battle with British successor states and other parts like the old north, western Britain. Until AD 800, the Norsemen settled in the larger parts of what we now knew as England. Several rulers try to unite the various Anglo-Saxon kingdoms. This action brought about the Kind of England by the 10th century.


Norman Expedition invasion

England was invaded and conquered in 1066 by a Norman. The Norman dynasty was established in England. This was carried out by William the Conqueror and ruled England. He ruled England for half a century. He stays till the period of Anarchy also known as the period of a succession crisis in 1135-1154.

Wars Of The Roses

England became under the rulership of House of Plantagenet (Kingdom of France). Magna Carta was signed. A succession crisis in France (1337-1453) led to a hundred years war. A series of conflicts of the same nations. England became embroiled with its own succession wars. The war between the House of York and the House of Lancaster both from the House Of Plantagenet.  Lancastrian Henry Tudor ended the War of Roses and further established the Tudor dynasty in 1485.

Colonial England / English Civil War

During the reign of Tudors and later the Stuart dynasty. England became under colonial power. During this period the English civil took place. This civil emanated among the Parliamentarians and the Royalists. This war resulted in the execution of King Charles I in 1649. This led to the creation of several republican governments, the first was a Parliamentary republic known as the Commonwealth of England between 1649-1653. Later the military took over, under the rulership of Oliver Cromwell known as The Protectorate between 1653 to 1659. In 1660 the Stuarts returned to power. The struggle for power and religion led to the deposition of another king, James II.

Restoration Of The Monarchy

In 1660 the monarchy was restored with King Charles Ii returning to London. However, the power of the crown was reduced before the civil war. in the 18th century, England rivaled with the Netherlands. In 1665 London was swept by the plague, and in 1666 by the Great Fire that lasted for 5 days which devastated over 15000 buildings making people homeless.


Glorious Revolution

In 1680, the Exclusion crisis was an attempt to deny James the heir to Charles II, from ascending the throne. Various fractions were formed to replace in by Mary Husband (Prince William III of Orange that became the Glorious Revolution. In November 1688, William invaded England and succeeded in being the crowned. James tried to regain the throne in the Williamite War, but he failed and was defeated at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690.


Bill Of Rights

This is the most important constitutional documents in the History of England that were passed in December 1689. This document or the Bill restated and confirmed many provisions previous Declaration of Rights, established restrictions and control on the royal prerogative. For instance, the Sovereign could not suspend laws passed by Parliament, Levy taxes without parliamentary consent infringe the right of petition, raise a standing army during peacetime or peace talk without Parliamentary consent, unduly interference with parliamentary elections, and more were checkmated.

In some parts of Scotland and Ireland, Catholics loyal to James refuse to accept King William as the crown king, this led to a series of bloody uprisings. The most popular example of this policy was the Massacre of Glencoe in 1692, Jacobite rebellions that continued till mid 18t century.

The Creation Of United Kingdom

In 1707 the Acts of Union between the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland were a pair Parliament Acts were passed by both Parliaments. This Act of Union dissolved the existing system. This usher in the kingdom of Great Britain governed by a unified Parliament of Great Britain based on the Treaty Union. This Acts combined the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland that were previously separated, with the separate legislature but the same monarch. Now one kingdom of Great Britain. On May 1, 1707, the Scots Parliament and the English Parliament were joined together to form Parliament of Great Britain. This Acts is also known Union of The Parliaments.

Industrial Revolution

In the late 18th century and early 19th centuries, technological advancement resulted in the Industrial Revolution which transforms the major part of the society. This period also launched in mechanization and dramatic social change. This period ushered in high productivity in the economy. There was an increase in output per worker. The numbers of factories increase, and there was a massive production. This industrial revolution is the period that cannot be forgotten in the historical origin of the United Kingdom. There was an increase in the Agricultural workforce, the workforce was moved from rural areas to the urban centers for high productivity.

20th and 21st Centuries

Due to the dramatic change in every facet of Britain’s economy that was preceded by the industrial revolution era. There became a prolonged agricultural depression in Britain at the end of the 19th century. There was also a high level of taxation in the 2oth century on inherited wealth. This put an end to agricultural land which is the primary source of wealth among the upper classes. Several estates were sold off and destroyed. This trend continued until the introduction of protection for agricultural tenancies thereby promoting and encouraging outright sales from the mid-20th century period.

Modern England

This involves the 18 to 19 century period. The Acts of Union made modern-day England a reality. Following the creation of the United Kingdom, the history of England is no longer the history of a sovereign nation, instead of the history of one of the countries of the United Kingdom. Today’s England has become a place to reckon with.


On the final note, above events, wars, habitation and more are the major factors that gave birth to present-day England. It should be noted that Britain and England’s historical origin cannot be discus in isolation of anyone. Both work hand in hand. Also, there are several periods, events that make England of today. In order to be a good history student or historian, there is a need to look at the above historical origin of England.

We have seen Many Old English  Vintage Postcards from England, and have been so amazed by their images.  In the United States, Pictures 200-330 years old is amazing but when you look into the History of England you have great respect for the Age and  World Changing History that has surrounded her.  At one time it managed a great portion of the world from its small shores.  Just to manage and handle that amount of territory gives a great amount of respect for their abilities.  Greg and I have dome Mission work in Guyana, South America, for 30 years.  When you talk to any of the older generations in that country.  When England managed the country, they remember a great time of Prosperity.  When we walked down the streets of Georgetown – you can see the magnificence of what was once there in the past

Below is a Large list of Antique English Postcards with current pricing.  You can view Major Cities of  England and we placed them from the Largest Population in descending order.  We also put a list of some of the Great Moments of History in the Last 200 Years.  Included is also a list of some of the Masters of Art and Photography that we can locate on so many British Vintage Postcards.  Enjoy Darlene

We are Going To Journey  back to early history of England just for a quick summary because England has such played such a part in shaping the whole history of the world as we know it today,  the way it’s managing and through its conquering and through all the fiscal responsibility that is taken has shaped many of the countries we  know including our own here in the United States, and many of the ones overseas another countries,

Ancient Old English Pre – Postcard History

This also includes the country of Ireland is part of the United Kingdom and so it’s one total nation we look at it today

Journeying Back over 2000 years ago England was inhabited by the Celtic population that lived on the island subjects of the Keltic population.   It was quite primitive but again it was a and had a great agricultural base in as far as growing in providing food.  Trade movie tween the island of England and also the mainland of Europe, and also unfortunately many times during their history of a lot of invading armies came from the mainland of Europe over to England going across during that time. There was much fighting among the tribes that lived on the island with many forts castles,  protective Fortresses and Moats to protect against the many inter-country Conflicts.

The Druids

Looking at the Countries religion, they practiced a Pagan Rites religion and it had its roots in the Druidism that was in the European country.   The Druids were involved politically they were involved religiously they were involved medically with many doctors, there were in their religion they were historians they were very much a group of elite people that ended up, looking over the nation.  Much of what we know is from history and archaeology that is showing that they use human sacrifice in their worship.

The druids are at that time getting really did not believe in writing anything down or any kind of handwriting or Cuniform or any type of hieroglyphs at all,  so everything was done by oral traditions. Much of what we know is to archaeology and also the Roman written records, They kept detailed records of the land called Britannia.

Roman Conquest of Brittany

In 55 BC Julius Caesar,  Julius Caesar I believe in 54 and also and 53  tried to invade England at the time for his political enemies back at home, to show his strength he tried to lay siege,  but he failed in both attempts to attack Brittany

In 43 AD 40,000 soldiers set sail for Britain from Rome, Claudius Caesar, Emporer at this time,  was the one who initiated the seige again for political reasons.  He was viewed as a very weak leader and wanted to show his strength.  he wanted to capture Britania.   England at the time was considered as the edge of the world.  So Many of the attacking soldiers became scared of demons and the like because of the superstitions.  When the Romans landed they received no opposition from the native coastal armies.   there were several tribes it could have but they thought that the Romans would turn and flee before they arrived. But the Romans did Land they conquered a small portion of the land they established the Fort and build an arch in a triumph of their victory.

Where they established and landed there and they set up there for it then he preceded to move inland to take more of the country of Brittany a thought in the name of the Romans.  Many of the tribes of Brittany quickly surrendered to the Romans even before any Britany battles took place, they had heard how fierce of the Romans were, and if you recall from history that the Roman military machine was used to take it over the world was a mighty force attacking Britains at the time?

When Claudius eventually arrived in Britain he came celebrating his victory in he came riding upon an elephant to show his might.  People within the tribes that were there, had never seen an elephant so it was a mighty powerful entrance.  At that time his conquest of all of England was now part of the Roman empire.

Romans Left great Infrastructure – Roads, Aqua ducts, and Military Example

With Romes help the control of Britanni began in approximately 410 AD so probably 450 to 500 years, was the span of their control.  That is quite along time when you think that the United States might be around 250 years old now.  As time went on the Roman Empire became weaker and weaker and it did not have the finances or the military might to can continue controlling a lot of its outlying Providence in so it basically withdrew from Britanni and leaving it in control of itself as the Roman Empire began to shrink.  One of the most powerful things in lasting memories of the Romans is they built my Stone roads, infrastructure aqueducts to carry water,  things that would continue to benefit written even after the Roman Empire had faded into the past.    As Roman surrendered control back to Britania you know many of the Romans were still there but they did not have the finances to continue the control of Britain was surrendered to its own will,  it slowly began to change back to what we know the beginnings of the country of England it will see now.  Even though Roman Control was relinquished,  they pleaded with the Roman Roman government to take back control, but Rome never did.

At this time they begin to even have their own military and of course, they patterned did off the Romans who had controlled the country for so many years.  Over the next years of internal wars began to take place in the country of England,  between the Britons and the Saxons in through many battles, eventually, the Saxons were defeated and this became the beginning point of what we know as England today.

King Arthur and Knights of Round Table

It is at this period in English history that we began hearing legends about the legendary King Arthur and his knights of the round table.

There in the next 400 years, England saw a great migration from people from the north and the islands and also from the Europe mainland migrating into Britain and becoming part of the population. During the seventh century is when the island of England began to convert to Christianity.  It was receiving its Christian influence from Ireland and from the mainland in Europe and all the outside areas around England are where Christianity was established and then it was slowly infant rating into England itself.

Is that at this time that we see the rise of the Sea Thriving Vikings that terrorizes the country for 200 years surrounding England in the countries around the coast coming from North Denmark   It was called the Viking age?

In 860 AD Vikings assemble an army to take over Britannia.  They continue to invade England made the larger sections of England surrender to them without any battles at all the size of the Viking force although it was mighty was very small under 1000 men.  It was very successful for its fierceness.   In  878 D Brittany begins to put up such a strong battle that it halted the Vikings and began to drive them back.  This time in point with the Vikings was being driven back their losing and they began their control of England and we start seeing the basis of what England is to develop and become.

It is at this time we see the rise of the King in England,  King Edward being the first.

In 1189 – we find  “King Richard the Lionhearted” was at this time.  King Richard spent very little time of his own it home barely 6 months the rest of his time was spent at home in England He spent most of his life in battles on the holy wars in France and Egypt.   On the battlefield and had a reputation even from an early age of being a strong Warrior.  He died from an arrow wound in 1199, that had become infected.  King Richards’s brothers were named John and later he succeeded Richard and became King John,   he had earlier led a  rebellion against his father and also King Richard in the past.  This is the time that we see the notable rise of the legend of Robin Hood.  He was fighting the battle against corrupt that King John who was stealing from the poor of the Kingdom.  He Robbed the rich to give back to the poor.

Black Death Hits Brittany

In 1348 Ad. This is where we see the beginning of the Black Death that would sweep across the nation so many people would die from the disease being carried by pest rats.  Claimed the lives of over 6,000,000 English men alone,  France also lost half of its population in as it subsided it came back also in the 1360s to it again

France’s Joan of Arc – 19 Year Old Girl Commander

Joan of Arc shows up at this time.  She was at this time the hero for the country of France in his battles against England.  She claims to have had a vision that it was her duty to drive English people out of France.  Through several successive victories and threw her prophesying over winning those victories Joan of Arc was made commander of the armies of France.  She had Gone from Farm Girl to Commander.  It was not long until she was captured at a very young age because she was only 19 years old when she was captured and turned over to English,  They then took Her and burned her at the stake.  Even though this was happening the french were winning the war.  England at this time lost all land in the country of France.

In 1553 Mary Queen of Scotts became Queen.  She now was a messenger of Catholicism.  She Burned 300 protestants alive to make that happen – So this is where she got the Term “Bloody Mary”  She was succeeded by Elizabeth would rule for 50 Years.  – bringing in the Golden Age – Called the Elizabethian Era.  She proceeded to move England back to Protestantism, opposite Queen Mary.    Elizabeth never married and got the title: The Virgin Queen”  The State of Virginia was named after her.  She did attempt to avoid conflict through her rule.

This is the Time period that Shakespeare did much of his literary work.  Also Francis Drake, and the defeat of the Spanish Armada.

In the Chart Below we are listing many of the Old Postcards people are collecting.  We have listed the major Cities in England.  They are sorted in descending order by Population.  It also has info on their current market value pricing.  You can use this table to Check Antique Value on This Website.

United Kingdom City Postcard Value Calculator - How Much is Postcard Worth

United Kingdom Cities PostcardsCountryAverage $$ Hi - LoNumber of PostcardsEbay Link to Postcards
Over 4 Million Cards
Birmingham England PostcardsEngland$ 6.50$ 496.78 / .992,821Postcards
Leeds England PostcardsEngland$ 6.61$ 92.43 / .21645Postcards
Glasgow Scotland PostcardsScotland$ 7.02$ 860.00 / .311,313Postcards
Sheffield England PostcardsEngland$ 14.99$ 87.43 / .017744Postcards
Manchester England PostcardsEngland$ 9.52$ 80.42 / .065,566Postcards
Edinburgh Scotland PostcardsScotland$ 5.99$ 76.48 / 1.692,060Postcards
Liverpool England PostcardsEngland$ 3.51$ 104.38 / .451,362Postcards
Bristol England PostcardsEngland$ 5.78$ 75.00 / .793,524Postcards
Cardiff Wales PostcardsWales$ 5.30$ 116.58 / .11386Postcards
Belfast Ireland PostcardsIreland$ 4.64$ 399.00 / .091,596Postcards
Leicester England PostcardsEngland$ 5.99$ 47.36 / .17465Postcards
Wakefield England PostcardsEngland$ 4.95$ 25.00 / .06690Postcards
Coventry England PostcardsEngland$ 6.88$ 53.99 / .06406Postcards
Nottingham England PostcardsEngland$ 7.03$ 37.09 / .25388Postcards
New Castle England PostcardsEngland$ 4.92$ 136.35 / >063,489Postcards
Sunderland England PostcardsEngland$ 8.00$ 95.38 / .11246Postcards
Brighton England PostcardsEngland$ 9.99$ 198.70 / .112,035Postcards
Kingston England PostcardsEngland$ 3.86$ 55.00 / .013,354Postcards
Plymouth England PostcardsEngland$ 9.00$ 66.00 / .116,144Postcards
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The next table we built is a table that is listing all the major events not all of them but most of the major big of major events that happened during the 200 years of English history surrounding postcard being printed and distributed.   You’ll be able to see the event,  the date that it took place,  you also be able to see the name and they’ll be a link on the backside where you can go to a specific search that will show you the eBay listings for that type of postcard under that great event that happened in England.

Old Postcards United Kingdom / UK/ England History

DateEventsDescriptionNumber of PostcardsEbay Postcards Over 4 Million PostcardsLink
1863First Underground Train - London PostcardsFirst In London8Postcards
1912Stainless Steel PostcardsInvented
1914English WWI Postcards
Enters WWI
Enters war228Postcards
1939English WWII Postcards
Enters WWII
Enters war69Postcards
1979Margaret Thatcher PostcardsBecome Prime Ministers6Postcards
1985Bradford Fire PostcardsStadium Fire3Postcards
1996UEFA Euro 1996 PostcardsEngland Host30Postcards
1997Tony Blair Prime Minister Postcards35Postcards
1997Diana Dies PostcardsPrincess Diana of Wales696Postcards
2003England Wins Rugby Cup PostcardsDefeating Austrailia36Postcards
2005Bombing Londons Subways PostcardsPublic Transportation30Postcards
20122012 Summer Olympics PostcardsLondon28Postcards

Vintage Postcard Major Events in English History

  • 1863 First Underground Train in London

    • At the beginning of 1863, January 10th. was when the first underground train in London.   It was actually not only the first subway in London but it was actually the first subway in the world.  Digging a hole underneath the city and sending a  train down in the tunnels seemed like far fetch future.  People simply thought that it would fail it cost about $100 Million if you converted the time the money that during that time in the hard currency of today so it’s was a very expensive project.  On January 10th at morning 30,000 people went down underground in the subway system to travel on that new train for a train ride of approximately 4 miles

    • It took 3 years to construct the underground railway. It was called the Metropolitan Railway.system.  At the time London was one of the largest cities in the world, and the population was so great that it was totally always in the state of congestion between all the traffic on the roads, the carts the horses, railways, the shop suppliers making it impossible to move around.   So it was a very great event that took place in the city officials hope that if it succeeded it would help start freeing up some of the congestion it was taking place daily in the city.

    • The original idea was from a man by the name of Charles Pearson and he had been lobbying for years for the idea of having an underground train.

    • Where the construction took place was in the middle of the roads.  The method at the time was to dig a tremendous hole then go and build a train tunnel then backfill the dirt back in.   Thay way they did not have to have to demolition large buildings.  After the initial trial, it was such a success that London began expanding the rail system and many many other tunnels begin to be under construction so they could expand the subway system but they had just an initiated.  The subway tubes were so successful that they were installing new subway lines and that made real estate very valuable in so you would see housing projects developments shopping centers all springing up around the new subway systems just like you would have any road was taken to a new area out the country.

    • after approximately 30 years of construction, the subway system had an increase to the approximate length of being 50 miles and links around London.

    • The girls around London it becomes so great that it was becoming impossible for them to dig holes and expand the system the way they did originally So what they did is they developed and invented the machine that they called the great head shield.  it only took approximately 12 men to operate it, they now went deeper so they could now tunnel under existing buildings and not disturb previous construction boring the earth like a giant nightcrawler expanding these subway tubes to as it expanded.

    • This construction method was so successful that they continued over the next 3 years expanding the subway system and it even got to the point that they borrow underneath the River that IM is in making trains going underneath the water.

  • 1912 – Invention of Stainless Steel by Harry Brearly

    • The invention of stainless steel took place in Sheffield New York shire in a man who is credited getting it started a was Harry Brearley and originally he had been invited down from his laboratory to an ammunition supplier because the gun barrels were rusty too much and fouling.  They asked him down for his advice.  The problem they were having is the barrels were beginning to rust,  they also would also have poor accuracy in the rifle   So he suggested was that they should change the quality of the steel that they were using to help solve that problem.

    • He eventually tried making this deal with more chromium and less carbon to it,   he used the electric arc furnace,  that had become available,  after his testing he made his first acid test using acid as the activating agent.  It would not make a mark.    He took it back and began testing it that the metal that he had made inside the arc furnace would not corrode.  What the discovery was not excepted most people had this grief about it and he continued to push it and eventually went to a knifemaker who agreed to give it a shot and try to make the stainless steel for him and they originally made it and like it when it was made,  it broke all the stamping machine dies that they were trying to manipulate the new steel with because it was so hard.

    • What they did was put it into stainless steel knives and cutlery for using in the kitchen, and when they start to ship them out they gave it a lifelong guarantee and asked anybody to return it if there was any rust or corrosion that happened,   all the knife blades they made they never received any back because of material was so hard and corrosive proof.

  • 1914 England enters WWI

    • At the time of England was entering World War I,  England was in control of massive amounts of land across the face of the globe approximately 25% of all the landmass was under British control.   it was England it was all the other countries, Canada, India, Australia, and some of South America.   Not only did they have a great amount of land but their financial interest across the world was amazing they had been industrializing third world nations and bringing finances and manufacturing and mining in different places all over the globe and so there industrialization of the world was very strong indeed.  That created a situation where they dominated the world is far as finances in the number of materials that were made all over the world for industrialization there was taking place across the world at that time they were a supplier of much of.

    • England’s global merchant fleet at that time was so great it is accounted for over of over moving 50% of all the resources around the world.  During this time. also, there was a great expansion of free speaking at the press communication,  you know it we’re talking about postcards here but the number of postcards being produced greatly increased.

    • As the time approaches them entering into World War I, the economic condition in England and changed it first it was the leader but now it was second to the United States and also Germany at that time.   At this time the British Navy was actually the largest Navy of the world.

    • Eventually, Germany and France went to war in 1913.  When  England entered the war and it had the most powerful Navy in the world but now the war is coming to the whole European continent.

  • 1939 England Enters WWII

    • After the fall in France,  England was left all alone to protect her self. at the time she was not able to get any help from any of the other countries around because they were in such devastation themselves.   England was preparing for the ultimate battle on her shores.  Germany’s giant war machine had been marching across Europe and not only was great in itself but as it captured more and more armies military equipment and other nations artillery that it made it stronger and stronger as it continued to move them forward.

    • Much of the fighting in World War II,  took place on the European continent,   then the fighting begins to happen on the English soil as Germany began to attack.  The whole country of England began working together as one group to survive, to produce the needed wartime materials, and manufacturing supplies, everything so they could be feeding their troops and protect their continent that was gonna be attacked.  The whole country had prepared for a war they had shore upon their coast.   they had geared up their manufacturing processes to produce more weapons for the battle that was coming to their home soil.  Hitler begins his initiative called Sea Lion to attack the coast of England.

    • Most of the Germans bombers were short-range but they had one bomber that was a long-range bomber and during that 2 year period, Hitler produced over 15,000 of that long-range bomber to be able to attack Brittan.

  • 1979 – Margaret Thatcher Becomes Prime Minister

    • Margaret Thatcher came to power after World War II,  and she began to shake up the entire English economy by bringing the free-market to the system.  She gave the English banking system with a flurry of deregulation which made it one of the most powerful financial systems in the world.  All areas of the business she tried to move the country into a free-market system that would benefit the country.  She is known for helping the country to modernize.  She helped restructure their banking system so it made it very appealing for the US,  and banks all across the world to bring their business to England.  Her time of the ruling in England brought a very prosperous time of the economy-boosting economy to the whole nation.

  • 1997 – Tony Blair becomes British Prime Minister

  • 1997 – Diana