Monday, June 2, 2008

A Trip to the Curt Teich Postcard Archives.

It was a beautiful Spring morning and for the end of May in Chicago, it was very warm out this Wednesday. The Curt Teich Postcard Archives, part of the Lake County Discovery Museum, in Wauconda, IL was about a 45 minute drive from my house.

Arriving at the Lakewood Forest Preserve in southwest Lake County, I followed the signs to the Curt Teich Postcard Archives. I parked in the lot of a handsome colonial style home. Upon entering, I was greeted at the door. Apparently, the Archives are for research and by appointment you can personally view postcards. I was pointed towards the Lake County Discovery Museum just down the Forest Preserve road. The Museum actually displays the postcards and history.

The Curt Teich Postcard section is free flowing into a few rooms. The entrance starts in the beginning of the commercial postcard industry, the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Curt Teich postcards from all over the World are on display here. What a great time. There is a nice gift shop too.

Please enjoy some of the photographs (by Neil Jan Gale) I shot while at the Museum. Click on Photo to Enlarge.