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ID Number A2014.156.001
Description A collection of approximately 1,000 post cards donated by Sue Maden, who collected post cards related to Jamestown for over 30 years. The attached spreadsheet lists all cards with the following information (as available): sequential card number, publisher, publisher's number, title from card, subject, photographer, other descriptive comments, and date.

Maden arranged the cards alphabetically by publisher (Alman's Photo Supply, Albertype etc) or if no publisher by (in decreasing order) publisher number, numbered real photo series, titles, subject. A checklist of over 800 cards was published on pages 121 to 132 in "Greetings from Jamestown, Rhode Island. Picture Post Card Views 1900-1950" by Sue Maden, West Ferry Press, 1988. This list included reference to cards that were not in the Maden collection but that had been confirmed in other collections. Maden's order and numbering has been retained in the attached spreadsheet; the missing post cards are shown in italics.

Duplicate cards were kept if they had a special features, such as a message; they are cross-referenced.

The subject of a post card, as it appears in the spreadsheet, is in multiple segments:
Each begins with identification of place: Jamestown, Newport, Saunderstown, or Narragansett Bay

This is followed by a general classification, where appropriate:
advertisement
aerial
church
ferryboat
generic
hotel
house
humor
school

The final entry is the specific identification of the subject of the card:
Altamira
Bailey
Barnacle
Bay Shore
Bay View
Bay Voyage
Beaver Tail (ferryboat)
Beavertail
Boulders
Braecleugh
Brenton Reef Lightship
Calico Cat
Carr Homestead
Carr School
Castle Hill Light
Catlin
Central Baptist
Champlin
Clarke School
Cliff Walk
Clingstone
Conanicus Av
Conanicut Park
Dumplings
Dutch Island Light
East Ferry
east shore
fire department
Fishing
Fort Adams
Fort Dumpling
Fort Getty
Fort Greble
Fort Wetherill
Fox Hill
Fun Ferry
Gardner House
golf club
Gould Island Light
Gov. Carr
Greene
Grey Ledge
Hammonton
Harbor View
Harbour Entrance
Horsehead
Jamestown Bridge
King
Leeside
Lyon
Mackerel Cove
Maple Street
Maplewood
Marina
meetinghouse
Mira Vista
Mist
Narragansett Av
Newhall
Newport Bridge
North End Light
O'Laughlin
Onarock
Palace Theatre
Penguin Plunge
Plum Beach Light
Point View
political
Potter's Cove
Quarterdeck
Red House
Saunders
Sheffield Cove
Shoreby Hill
Shores motel
St. James Manor
St Mark
St Matthew's
Taylor's Point
Thorndike
Town Hall
Union St.
USO
Villa Tranquilla
Walcott Av
Watson
Weeden
West Ferry
West Passage
west shore
West Side (ferryboat)
Wetherill
Whale Rock Light
Wildwood
windmill
yacht club

Postcards can be dated from various postcard era characteristics:

1893-1897 Pioneer era (Souvenir Card or "Mail Card" from 1893 World's Columbian Exposition)
1898-1901 Private Mailing Card era
1901-1907 Post Card or Undivided Back era
1907-1914 Divided Back era
1915-1930 White Border era
1930-1944 Linen era
1945-present Chrome era

Over the years Post Cards have also been spelled as Postcards.
Object Name Postcard
Collection Sue Maden PostCard Collection
Site Jamestown Historical Society