Over the next six months, Newberry Library, Chicago, will take possession of 2.5 million postcards from the Curt Teich Postcards Archives Collection, previously housed at the Lake County Discovery Museum in Wauconda. The collection's centerpiece is the 360,000-card archives of Curt Teich, a company that operated in Chicago from 1898 to 1978 and was the world's biggest printer of advertising and view postcards. Teich photographers took pictures in more than 10,000 towns and cities in the U.S., Canada and 115 other countries.
The collection also includes the Leonard A. Lauder Raphael Tuck
Collection of more than 35,000 postcards known as oilettes; the John I.
Monroe Collection of postcards printed by Paul Finkenrath of Berlin; and
the James R. Powell Route 66 Collection