METADATA: Each image is assigned metadata to help identify subject matter:
RAILROAD NAMEAbbreviations are used (see below for samples)
STATEUSPS abbreviations are used (i.e. “WI" for Wisconsin)
POSTMARK DATEThe date of postmark, if available. Helps approximate the date of image.
KEYWORD(S)Identify subject matter within the image (see samples below).
REMARKSHandwritten remarks or printing on postcard that may add historical information pertinent to the image.
SEARCHING TIPS: You may search by any of the metadata fields above, or keywords. For example, type “WI” and all matches for Wisconsin-identified postcards will be displayed. Type “depot” and all matches featuring a depot building will be displayed.
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