Monthly Archives: December 2011

“Greetings from North Pole, N.Y.!”

 

This souvenir folder of folding postcards is part of the Avery Classics collection which has over three thousand postcard books featuring American cities and towns. Intended to be mailed as souvenirs, these postcard books date from the 1890s to the 1950s and often include views of significant buildings–or charming local attractions, as the case may be.

Looking for a particular town? Email
avery-classics@libraries.cul.columbia.edu to inquire about the collection.

 

 

Avery Classics books in The Greatest Grid exhibition

This week marks the opening of "The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011" at the Museum of the City of New York

This show features two works from the Avery Classics collection: Simeon DeWitt’s Elements of Perspective  (1813) and Le Corbusier’s  Quand les cathédrales étaient blanches: voyage au pays des timides (1937).

Located on Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, the Museum is open 10:00am to 6:00pm, seven days a week.