This database contains over 25,000 historical postcards with photos of places in Germany and Austria. Each postcard caption has been indexed and may be searched by keyword or location.
This database is primarily useful for obtaining a photograph or picture of a specific place in time. If you do not already have pictures of the places your ancestors lived, historical postcards are a good alternative to personal photos.
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