Postcards from Home features vintage Rock Island picture postcards and the story each tells. These articles, prepared by the Rock Island Preservation Society, originally appeared in the Rock Island Argus and Moline Dispatch.
Most of the featured postcards date from the early 1900s to about 1920; however some of the postcard scenes show views from the mid 20th Century.
Many types and styles of postcards are represented, from the early Real Photos to the linen-textured prints of the 1940s era. A more comprehensive description of postcard types and styles can be found on web links such as:
We are a city-wide organization in Rock Island, Illinois, that advocates for preservation of our built environment through public education, research of historic buildings and sites and registration of significant historical places with local, state and federal authorities.