Category Archives: postcards

Winterstown, York County post cards

Picture postcards, like photos, freeze a moment in time. It a bonus when they have been used for their intended purpose, adding more information of the time in their message. After reading my recent posts on Wills School in Lower … Continue reading

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New local history resources on the York County Heritage Trust website

The York County Heritage Trust Library and Archives has recently added four databases to the YCHT website. For nearly 15 years YCHT has been entering cataloging and description information for its vast collections of manuscripts, photographs, postcards, books, objects and … Continue reading

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York Square fixture—the Colonial Hotel

(When looking at early 20th century postcards to illustrate this post, I noticed that many of them include both the Colonial Hotel and the Rupp Building, making the hotel seem even more massive. Note the “day” view above has been … Continue reading

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Giant farm products from southern York County?

In response to my recent York Sunday News column on York County potatoes, Glen Rock area historian and friend John Hufnagel shared five fantasy post cards from his collection. The informal community of Besserville consisted of a restaurant, department store … Continue reading

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Nursing education pioneer remembered for her kindness and her interest in the Civil War

Several people responded to my post of myYork Sunday News column on Dr. Florence Gipe , a York County native who was a leader in modern nursing education. June Snyder shared that upon graduating from Eastern York High School in … Continue reading

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Jacob Tome’s Port Deposit mansion

I have been very interested in Port Deposit, Maryland ever since I researched my York Sunday News column on Jacob Tome (1810-1898), multimillionaire philanthropist. Tome was born in the Hanover area of York County and grew up poor in Chanceford … Continue reading

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Old New Year’s Postcards from York County Heritage Trust

Over the years folks have donated thousands of postcards to the York County Heritage Trust Library. Many are the scenic type, depicting local towns or specific buildings. The collection also has a large number of the holiday type, sent like … Continue reading

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