• Bird's eye view, 1912

    A postcard of an aerial view of downtown Nashville in 1912. Identifiable buildings include the State Capitol, Polk-Wautauga (sic) Apartments, Hermitage Hotel, Stahlman Building, First National Bank, M…

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  • Church Street, Nashville, Tennessee, circa 1940

    A postcard showing the hustle and bustle of Church Street in Nashville, Tennessee, circa 1940. Pedestrians line the sidewalks, while the streets are busy with vehicles, including the Cedar - Jo Johnst…

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  • Greetings from Tennessee, circa 1969

    A souvenir postcard of Tennessee that labels nineteen major cities within the state. Accompanying cartoon renderings depict specific items of interest for different areas of Tennessee. Some highlighte…

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  • Cumberland River Wharf, Nashville, 1922

    A postcard of the Cumberland River Wharf in downtown Nashville. Several boats are visible near the river bank. Buildings housing several businesses line First Avenue. The Woodland Street Bridge is pic…

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  • Nashville terminals, Nashville, Tenn., circa 1910

    A postcard of the railroad terminals behind Union Station and the train shed. The station opened in 1900 to serve the passenger operations of the eight railroads then providing passenger service to Na…

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  • Tennessee State Fair Association, Nashville, 1907

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    A postcard of the Tennessee State Fairgrounds located just one mile south of downtown Nashville. The fairgrounds opened in 1891 as Cumberland Park. The park was built as a harness racing track with a…

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  • Greetings from Nashville, Tennessee, 1961

    A postcard featuring two Nashville scenes. The top section is of the Parthenon in Centennial Park. The view shows the annual Christmas display which attracted thousands of visitors each year from 1954…

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  • The Parthenon, First American National Bank building, Nashville, circa 1950

    A postcard showing drawings of the Parthenon and the First American National Bank Building. The Parthenon, located in Centennial Park, is a reproduction of the Greek Athenian Temple. This full scale r…

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  • Union Station, Nashville, circa 1920

    A postcard of Nashville's Union Station. The former railroad terminal opened in 1900 to serve the passenger operations of the eight railroads then providing passenger service to Nashville, Tennessee.…

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  • Tennessee State Fair Grounds, Nashville, Tenn., circa 1910

    A postcard of the Tennessee State Fairgrounds showing the Women's Building, Grandstand, and track. Located just one mile south of downtown Nashville, the fairgrounds opened in 1891 as Cumberland Park…

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  • Fifth Avenue looking north from Church Street, 1910

    A postcard of Fifth Avenue looking north from Church Street in downtown Nashville. Both sides of the street are lined with businesses including Castner Knott and Blach's, both department stores. Some…

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  • Union Station, Nashville, Tenn., circa 1940

    A postcard of Nashville's Union Station. The former railroad terminal opened in 1900 to serve the passenger operations of the eight railroads then providing passenger service to Nashville, Tennessee.…

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  • Views of Nashville, Tenn., 1907

    A postcard depicting several Nashville landmarks, including the State Penitentiary, the Confederate Monument in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, the Parthenon in Centennial Park, two images of the United States P…

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  • Union Station, Nashville, Tennessee, circa 1951

    A postcard of Nashville's Union Station. The former railroad terminal opened in 1900 to serve the passenger operations of the eight railroads then providing passenger service to Nashville, Tennessee.…

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  • Greetings from On Maneuvers in Tennessee, circa 1942

    Front of a black and white postcard, circa 1942, depicting WWII military maneuvers in Tennessee, from official photographs of the U. S. Army and Marine Corps. Between September 1942 and March 1944 nea…

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  • Scene on the Cumberland, Nashville, 1908

    A postcard of a scene on the Cumberland Riverfront. Men unload goods off of boats, and the Woodland Street Bridge is visible in the background. Forms part of the Norton Postcard Collection. 1 postcard…

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  • Cumberland River Wharf, Nashville, 1926

    A postcard of the Cumberland River Wharf in downtown Nashville. Several boats are visible near the river bank. The thriving businesses of First and Second Avenues are also noticeable, with advertiseme…

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  • Fifth Ave., looking south from Union, Nashville, Tenn., 1910

    A postcard of Fifth Avenue looking south from Union Avenue in downtown Nashville. Both sides of the street are lined with businesses including Houck's, a music shop, and S. H. Kress & Co., a five and…

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  • Tobacco field near Nashville, Tenn., between 1901 and 1907

    A postcard of a tobacco field near Nashville, Tennessee. Two people's heads are visible among the plants, one wearing a white hat and one holding an umbrella and wearing a reddish hat. Tobacco has alw…

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  • Nashville, Tenn. Cumberland River, between 1901 and 1908

    A postcard of the Cumberland River Wharf in downtown Nashville as seen from the Shelby Street Bridge. Several boats are docked at the river bank. A number of businesses line First Avenue. Both the Woo…

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