Wisconsin Library Heritage Center

The Wisconsin Library Heritage Center is a program of the Wisconsin Library Association Foundation promoting understanding and appreciation of the history of libraries and librarianship in Wisconsin.

Subscribe to feed Viewing entries tagged Ripon Public Library

Library Postcards Revisited

Posted by Larry Nix
Larry Nix
Larry Nix has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
on Friday, February 27, 2015
in Postcards
Manitowoc Public Library
 
Ripon Public Library
 
Postcards depicting libraries are wonderful souvenirs and also serious historical artifacts. The “golden age” of postcard production and collecting was from 1898 to 1918. That period coincided with the construction of large numbers of library buildings as a result of the philanthropy of Andrew Carnegie and others. These new libraries were the pride of their communities and were the frequent subject of postcards. This was certainly the case in Wisconsin and there are hundreds of different postcards depicting Wisconsin libraries. Many of these have been featured on this website. Pictured above are two of the more unusual postcards featuring Wisconsin libraries. The first depicts the Manitowoc Public Library and is made of aluminum. The second depicts the Ripon Public Library and is made of leather. Both libraries were Carnegie libraries and both postcards were mailed during the first decade of the 20th century. It was during this period that a variety of novelty materials were used for postcards.  Images of Wisconsin library postcards can also be found on Judy Aulik's website "Library Postcards: Civic Pride in a Lost America" and the website of Sharon McQueen and Richard Douglass.

Categories

Popular Tags

Marketing-Publicity Buttons Matthew S. Dudgeon Gertrude Thurow Wisconsin Library Trustees and Friends Meter mail slogans Public libraries National Bookmobile Day Carl Spitzweg Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library Oshkosh Public Library Campaign 20 22 Historical Register Hall of Fame 2012 Superior Carnegie Libraries Elroy Public Library Postcards Sandra Friedman Dolnick Wisconsin State Law Library White House Conference on Library and Information Services traveling libraries Larry T. Nix Campaign Wisconsin Literary Travel Guide Hall fo Fame 2012 Gilbert H. Doane J. D. Witter Peter G. Hamon Hall of Fame 2012 Hall of Fame 2008 Anniversaries Wisconsin Library Association Delia Ovitz campaign 11 Library people CCBC Hall of Fame 2015 Cooperative Children's Book Center Inform Wisconsin Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Brown Deer Public Library ca Lowell W. Wilson Uncategorized Wisconsin Historical Society Soughton Public Library Capitol Fire 1904 Wisconsin Library Bulletin Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries UW-Madison school of library and information studies campa Library celebrations Woman's Congress Public libraries membership libraries Ripon Public Library Hall of Fame 2017 Gerald A. Somers Anniversaries Hall of Fame 2010 Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Hall of Fame 2015 library legislation Council on Library and Network Development 14 Rusk County Community Library School of Library and Information Studies People Suring Area Public Library anniversaries Hall of Fame 2011 Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians Cam UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies Ice Storm caly film Wisconsin Free Library Commission Eratus Swift Wilcox 24 Wilbur Lyle Eberhart Events & Meetings Association of Library Trustees Advocates and Friends Klaus Linderfelt Special libraries Library e Postcards Pewaukee Public Library Exhibits Wisconsin Rapids Milwaukee Art Museum Library Trustees DeForest Area Public Library Appleton Public Library Campaing for Wisconsin Libraries Library Systems Academic Libraries Hall of Fame 2015 Governor's Conference on Library and Information Services Brown County Library Publications background Campaign Public library systems Clinton Public Library Library Artifacts UW-Milwaukee Libraries Library People Pinback buttons cam campaign Parcel post Orrilla Blackshear Ruth Ann Montgomery state historical society American Library Association Library War Service Library History 10 Wisconsin State Normal School-Milwaukee Cornelia Marving Pierce Academic Librarians Bernard Schwab National Library Week presentations Hall of Fame 2015 Evansville Wisconsin Library Buidlings John Miller Chancellor Sarah Janice Kee 28 Clarence Brown Lester Hall of Fame 2015 library education Hall of Fame 2014 books-by-mail 21 Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries 23 Middleton Public Library Milwaukee Public Library Irene W. Newman WWI Library War Service Wisconsin Library Heritage Center James Duane Doty Brown Deer Public Library caly film Black River Falls Public Library Library people Postcards 27 Ruby Roeder Centennial School libraries library memorabilia buil Amer Charles Bunge Library Buildings Hall caly film Zona Gale John J. Jax Portage Public Library COLAND William J. Wilson Richard E. Krug Postcards World War I Wisconsin Free Library Commission Milwaukee Public Library library exhibit Lutie Stearns Events & Meetings Black River Falls trav hall of James Huff Stout S. Janice Kee Events WLA 125 Eager Free Public Library Carnegie libraries American Library Association Manitowoc Public Library Louise S. Robbins Marjorie Sornson Malmberg Increase A. Lapham Edward Asahel Birge Lutie Eugenia Stearns WLA 125 Beloit Public Library T. B. Scott Free Public Library State Law Library bed and breakfast bookworm Digital Collections Jerome P. Daniels Hall of Fame 2012 Hall of Fame 2013 archives Katharine MacDonald Jones Dorothea M. Krause Tower Hill Wisconsin Dianne McAfee Hopkins Hartford Public Library I Love Libraries Wayne A. Wiegand Beaver Dam Public Library Frank Avery Hutchins Madison Public Library McMillan Memorial Library WAAL WHCLIS Nolan I. Neds campaign Jane K. Billings Hall of Fame 2009 WLA 125 Hall of Fame 2016 Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Bookmobiles WLA 125

Wisconsin Library Association Foundation Logo