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Head over to the Worcester Historical Museum to see these Worcester holiday postcards …

… and more! Exhibits, photos, books, memorabilia, craft classes for kids, a cool Worcester-themed gift shop. … It’s all about Worcester!

Worcester Historical Museum

Open Tuesday – Sunday

Elm Street, Worcester

For more info, call them at (508) 753-8278

Here are some of their Worcester Whitney Postcards … You can see them at the museum.

But first a brief history of this Worcester company …

The publishing company was founded by Civil War veteran George Whitney in his hometown of Worcester.

Beginning at the turn of the century and continuing up to about 1920, the Whitney Company manufactured greeting cards, children’s books, souvenir postcards, paper toys and novelties of every description .

Originally a stationary store founded by George C. Whitney, they became an important publisher and printer of holiday cards including postcards. Whitney installed embossing and paper lace making machinery in his factory so he could manufacture all of his card’s components in the United States. They also manufactured many mechanical cards.

During the heyday of the picture postcard fad in America, from about 1904 to 1917, the Whitney Company was a major presence, printing and selling several hundred designs for all holidays.

girls in bed for christmas-1

greetings 2-1

a little girl going down steps and seeing presents-1

kids in snowsuits throwing snow balls

children looking for santa-1

Whitney Postcard 2

From the Worcester Historical Museum …

Elm Street

Worcester 911
Closes Saturday, August 31 

This week is your last chance to see Worcester 911 before it closes this Saturday. See the devastation and effects wrought by storms like the 1953 Tornado or the 1955 Flood on Worcester and how the community pulled together to heal and rebuild.

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Whispers in the Walls: William P. Daniels House
Saturday, September 14 at 1:00 PM
$10 per person

Hear the stories and learn the history of the William P. Daniels House, 2 Congress Street, at our latest Whispers in the Walls tour in September. Space is limited to 30 people.

Call 508.753.8278 to register.

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