Over the years, there have been a lot of postcards made showing parts of
Yellowstone National Park. They go back into the late 1800's.
Most of the pictures seem to have been taken by JE Haynes. The
picture above is of one of his stores in the park.
The postcards kind of provide a photographic history of the park.
They show some of the hotels and lodges that used to be there but have
since been replaced. I think its interesting to see some of the
older lodges and camps that no longer exist. The postcards are organized around a theme
such as an area of the park like Canyon. There's limited history
provided with the cards.
I don't have as many cards as I'd like. Its a decent start,
though, I suppose. As I have money or find cheap cards, I'll add
to it. I'd like to have more pictures of some of the early camps. Most of the postcards are from EBay. The dealers are
kind of pricey so I need to find good auctions.
There are two good on-line sources of information that have more
postcards and and a lot more park history.
has a site with much history. He's currently
rebuilding it after some problems but there's already lot's of good
stuff there. The other site is owned by Frank Markley and is
Much assorted information there
including postcards. Both sites are worth visiting.
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