Main Street In The Heartland

Naperville IL Vintage Postcard

Vintage Postcards of DuPage, Kane & Will County, Illinois

WHAT'S NEW:   I have collected Naperville, Chicago, and other northeast Illinois vintage postcards for a good many years, mostly to enhance my history and genealogy sites. My New England families migrated to northeast Illinois in 1833 and 1850.  I just launched an online store to offer high resolution digital images of my best postcards, so I hope you'll visit VINTAGE IMAGES and check back regularly. I am scanning at 600 dpi, digitally restoring and color correcting, and adding new  images almost every day!
 I just added several nice Aurora cards and have many more to scan and restore!  As time permits, I'll also add high resolution images for Elgin and St. Charles.   Last updated 1-23-10.

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1.   Fox River, looking north from C.B. & Q RR bridge
2.   Cotton Mills and New York Street Bridge
3.   City Hospital
4.   Hotel Bishop
5.   Post Office
6.   North Lake Street
7.   Aurora College
8.   Sylvandell, Aurora's $100,000 Amusement Park
9.   River Street from Galena Street
10. Memorial Hall, City Hall & Post Office
11. Memorial Building
12. Eastside High School
13. Mooseheart Administration Building and  R.R. station
14.  Corner of  Fox and BroadwayNew!
15.  Broadway, looking south -1947
Bird's Eye View Showing East and West Bridges  New!
Island Looking East   New!
The IslandNew!
Public LibraryNew!
Many of the Aurora cards are shared through the generosity of my friend, June, who also hosts an independent history site for Kane County, Illinois.  They are all  circa 1907-1910.  Some are undivided backs, published by A. A. Lindstrom, Aurora, Illinois, and printed in Germany. 


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Chicago Street Looking North, 1911
Chicago Street  c 1910
Illinois Michigan Drainage Canal c1910

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Railroad Depot

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Jefferson Avenue, 1909
Stone Bridge Over River, 1910
DuPage River, Naperville, Illinois, 1908
C. B. & Q Railroad Depot1912
Fire of St. Peter and Paul Elementary School - 1911
St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church Fire - 1922
Funeral Cortege  of Reverend Augustin Wenker's Funeral in the Fall of 1911
Kroehler Lounge Factory after the Cyclone  - c1900-1912
Y.M.C.A. Building, 1916
Birdseye View, Unused Postcard, c. 1905
Stone Bridge over River (black and white)
Old Main at North Western (North Central) College, 1908
Northwestern College (North Central) Campus, 1911
Northwestern College (North Central) Campus, 1910
"Old Main" at Northwestern (North Central) College, 1908 - blak and white
"Old Main" at North Central College, 1941
Nichols Hall,  Northwestern College, c1905
Library, Northwestern College, 1908

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DuPage County Courthouse, 1911