Our Favorite old Main Street Postcards - while we were putting together PeterDPaul.com website

   While the Website PeterDPaul.com is mainly focused on the older architecture and scenes of America's old main streets, those postcards can't help but capture the human side of what those Towns and Cities represent. Below are a few of our favorite postcards from around the Country. 


Look closely to the right, and you can see two little girls posing in this photo. The town is Couer d'Alene Idaho, and I'm willing to bet the girls were trailing along with dad, the photographer all day. Click the postcard for more postcards from Idaho.


Not quite a human interest topic, but some of the postcards show businesses from the past that were just too good to pass up. More Georgia Postcards can be seen clicking the postcard above.

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This old Chicago Illinois postcard shows the airport, but the plane in the air almost looks like it's ready to crash........


A nice 50's era postcard

Postcards were always meant to capture a day in the life of the Town. This postcard from Idaho City, Idaho has two town residents in the car to the left staring at the camera.

The old signs really helped make the Street views impressive. Department Stores, Movie Theatres and Snowball Stands ??? had large signs that caught your attention.

Several Cities and Towns had large archways, welcoming travelers to the location. Many of these would later come down, often after being struck by trucks or in traffic accidents.