Octavo 8 1/2 X 11" black cloth bound photo scrapbook. Leaves are made of heavy paper with slots for inserting postcards. A collection of 72 original photo postcards dating from approximately 1899 to the early WWII era. Many of the photo postcards have cancelled postage, addresses and correspondence written on the back (some on the front). Some postcards are homemade (verified by the inscriptions as such), and some postcards in the collection were made by professional photographers such as the BYRON HARMON Real Photo postcards of scenery in Canada. Many photos are dated, but not all. At least one photo postcard, sent from Acapulco Mexico, contains the purple U.S. censorship stamp with the initials of the examiner which suggest that it could have been sent in war time. The photos are randomly arranged and do not seem to be related to one person or family; the collection contains a variety of photographic and processing techniques (including two cyanotypes). Many of the postcards are portraiture and family groups, but the collection includes many scenic location shots such as: aerial view of Hingham, England: Georgian houses on the Hingham Green; Mule Canyon Utah; "Crazy Woman Meadow" in the Big Horn Mountains, Wyoming; Lake Michigan; the Mojave Desert; Mt. Rainier; High Falls, Pigeon River, Ontario and the Acapulco cliffs.