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The Best ‘Greetings From’ Postcards From Every State

Postcards have classically been an inexpensive and easy way to share your travels with your loved ones while on vacation. However, the era of the postcard may be coming to a close. With social media and smartphones, people can immediately share as many pictures as they have the time and inclination to take and share with their friends.

To reminisce, here is a collection of historic postcards from each state in the United States, the popular and often recreated “greetings from” series. Made popular in the U.S. in the late 19th Century, some of these postcards actually pre-date the state’s annexation by the U.S. (check out Alaska!). Many of these postcards are part of library collections now, but they once crisscrossed the nation via the postal service. Some readers may still have similar ones saved from long ago correspondences. So greetings from every state in the country!

Alabama

Flickr/Noe Alfaro
Flickr/Noe Alfaro

Alaska

Flickr/Boston Public Library
Flickr/Boston Public Library

Arizona

Flickr/Boston Public Library
Flickr/Boston Public Library

Arkansas

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Flickr/bscalled

California

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Flickr/Ribbit

Colorado

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Flickr/bscalled

Connecticut

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Flickr/bscalled

Delaware

Flickr/Boston Public Library
Flickr/Boston Public Library

Florida

Flickr/Boston Public Library
Flickr/Boston Public Library

Georgia

Flickr/Boston Public Library
Flickr/Boston Public Library

Hawaii

Image via Pinstopin.com
Image via Pinstopin.com

Idaho

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Illinois

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Flickr/Boston Public Library

Indiana

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Flickr/Boston Public Library

Iowa

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Flickr/bscalled

Kansas

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Flickr/Boston Public Library

Kentucky

Flickr/Boston Public Library
Flickr/Boston Public Library

Louisiana

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Flickr/bscalled

Maine

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Flickr/Boston Public Library

Maryland

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Flickr/Noe Alfaro

Massachusetts

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Flickr/Boston Public Library

Michigan

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Minnesota

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Mississippi

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Missouri

Flickr/Adam Campbell
Flickr/Adam Campbell

Montana

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Flickr/bscalled

Nebraska

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Flickr/bscalled

Nevada

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New Hampshire

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Flickr/Boston Public Library

New Jersey

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Flickr/Boston Public Library

New Mexico

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Flickr/bscalled

New York

Flickr/Boston Public Library
Flickr/Boston Public Library

North Carolina

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Flickr/Orionpozo

North Dakota

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Flickr/bscalled

Ohio

Flickr/Noe Alfaro
Flickr/Noe Alfaro

Oklahoma

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Flickr/bscalled

Oregon

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Flickr/bscalled

Pennsylvania

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Flickr/bscalled

Rhode Island

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Flickr/bscalled

South Carolina

Flickr/Boston Public Library
Flickr/Boston Public Library

South Dakota

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Flickr/Boston Public Library

Tennessee

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Flickr/bscalled

Texas

Flickr/Boston Public Library
Flickr/Boston Public Library

Utah

Flickr/Boston Public Library
Flickr/Boston Public Library

Vermont

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Virginia

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Flickr/Boston Public Library

Washington

Image via Postcard Roundup
Image via Postcard Roundup

West Virginia

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Flickr/Boston Public Library

Wisconsin

Flickr/Boston Public Library
Flickr/Boston Public Library

Wyoming

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Flickr/bscalled

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The Best ‘Greetings From’ Postcards From Every State