Harvard Theatre Collection photographic postcards of theaters in the United States
Scope and Contents
Includes photographs of theaters, in the format of photographic postcards.
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.
Extent1 linear feet (1 box)
Biographical / Historical
Postcards came into use about 1870 and are still in use currently.
Arranged in alphabetical order by geographic location.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
No accession number. Various sources, various dates.
Processed by Sarah Mirseyedi, 2018
- Harvard Theatre Collection photographic postcards of theaters in the United States, 1870-2010 (TCS 16): Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard University.
- September 13, 2018
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Part of the Houghton Library Repository
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