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Postcard Gallery
Late 1800's To 1939
City Images
(175 Items)

Many of these cards were purchased on ebay, some were donated by classmates, and others were shamelessly plagiarized from unsuspecting ebay sellers who were demanding a king's ransom for them.

Cards in this gallery range from the late 1800's to the late 1930's. A few may be of unknown dates, but appear old, so by default they ended up in this gallery.

Here's how to view them; click on the Thumbnail Panel numbers to select which set of thumbnails that you would like to view, then just click on the thumbnail image and the full-sized image will be displayed below. Postcard descriptions and captions will be displayed at the bottom of the full-sized image. To select a different decade, click on the Postcards icon in the upper right-hand area of the page and select a different one:

  • City To 1939: Gaylord City Band
    This is not a postcard. It's an 8 x 10 enlargement purchased on eBay.
  • City To 1939: Main Street - Teens
    This is not a postcard. It's an 8 x 10 enlargement purchased on eBay.
  • City To 1939: Main Street Looking East - 1905ish
    This is not a postcard. It's an 8 x 10 enlargement purchased on eBay.
  • City To 1939: Main Street - 1890's
    This is not a postcard. It's an 8 x 10 enlargement purchased on eBay.
  • City To 1939: Otsego County Courthouse - 1906
    Compliments of eBay
  • City To 1939: A semi-aerial view of early Gaylord neighborhood - 1905
  • City To 1939: Gaylord - 1905
  • City To 1939: First Baptis Church - 1905
  • City To 1939: First Congregational Church - 1905
  • City To 1939: First Methodist Church - 1905
  • City To 1939: Gaylord Post Office with horse drawn delivery vehicles - 1905
  • City To 1939: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church - Gaylord, Michigan - 1905
    (Later renamed to St. Mary's)
  • City To 1939: Looking West down a winter Main Street - 1905
    Horses, sleigh and a stray dog.
  • City To 1939: A Gaylord Residence - 1905
  • City To 1939: A Gaylord Residence - 1905
  • City To 1939: A Gaylord Residence - 1905
  • City To 1939: A Gaylord Residence - 1905
  • City To 1939: Gaylord Union Train Depot - 1913
  • City To 1939: Aerial Photo - Postmarked November 9, 1914
  • City To 1939: Gaylord Train Depot - Cir. 1910
  • City To 1939: Sugar Bowl Restaurant - 1920's
  • City To 1939: St. Mary's Church and Rectory  - 1930's
    Courtesy of eBay
  • City To 1939: Post Office - 1914
    Courtesy of eBay
  • City To 1939: Methodist Church - Early 1900's
  • City To 1939: Gaylord Main Street  - 1914
  • City To 1939: Gaylord Main Street  - 1910
  • City To 1939: Gaylord Main Street  - 1920s
  • City To 1939: Gaylord Main Street  - 1920s
    Compliments of eBay
  • City To 1939: Post Office and Municipal Building - 1914
    Courtesy of eBay
  • City To 1939: Gaylord 1915
    Courtesy of eBay
  • City To 1939: Gaylord Main Street - 1908 (Wagons & Buggies!) Postmarked December 29, 1908
    McCoy's Saloon & Liquors in background
  • City To 1939: Gaylord Aerial - 1907
    Courtesy of eBay
  • City To 1939: Main Street - Postmarked September 15, 1930
  • City To 1939: Drugstore - Postmarked August 26, 1914
  • City To 1939: Courthouse - 1910
    Courtesy of eBay
  • City To 1939: Central Hotel - 1930's
  • City To 1939: South Street - 1913
  • City To 1939: Auditorium - Postmarked September 1, 1923
  • City To 1939: The Band Shell - 1935
    The original band shell was located on the east side of the old Court House on Main Street.
  • City To 1939: Main Street - 1920's
    Courtesy of eBay
  • City To 1939: Main Street - 1930's
    Courtesy of eBay
  • City To 1939: Mt. Carmel (St. Mary's) - 1906
    Courtesy of eBay
  • City To 1939: Otsego County Courthouse - 1929
    Courtesy of eBay
  • City To 1939: New Gaylord State Police Post - 1933-34
    Notice the absence of homes around the new post. Mostly open fields.
  • City To 1939: High School - Postmarked August 11, 1908
    Written on the back, "I am having a nice time, grandpas is right acrost the road from this - Vance"
  • City To 1939: Otsego County Courthouse - 1913
  • City To 1939: Central Hotel - Postmarked August 30, 1934
  • City To 1939: Main Street - 1937
    Courtesy of eBay
  • City To 1939: Courthouse Lawn & Main Street - Postmarked August 27, 1932
    Courtesy of eBay
  • City To 1939: Otsego & Main Street - Postmarked December 23, 1939
  • City To 1939: Congregational Church - 1907
    Courtesy of eBay
  • City To 1939: Main Street - 1912
    Courtesy of eBay
  • City To 1939: East Main Street - 1900
    All horses and wagons!
  • City To 1939: East Main Street - Postmarked August 11, 1925
  • City To 1939: East Main Street - 1911
  • City To 1939: Gaylord Hardware - Postmarked February 6, 1912
  • City To 1939: Main Street - 1928
  • City To 1939: View from courthouse - Postmarked Februay 13, 1909
  • City To 1939: Main Street - Postmarked August 18, 1930
  • City To 1939: Unknown Subject - Unknown Date - Any Guesses?
  • City To 1939: Main Street - 1938
    Compliments of eBay
  • City To 1939: Original Gaylord Hospital - Early 1900's
    Compliments of eBay
  • City To 1939: Gaylord Railroad Depot - 1916
  • City To 1939: View Northwest From Courthouse - Teens
  • City To 1939: Main Street Looking West - Postmarked February 7, 1907
  • City To 1939: Baptist Church - 1919
  • City To 1939: Main Street Looking West - Dated August 1924
  • City To 1939: Main Street Looking East - Postmarked February 7, 1939
  • City To 1939: Log Laden Sleigh Main Street - Early 1900's
  • City To 1939: Old Truck on Main Street - Postmarked November 18, 1912
  • City To 1939: The New Gaylord Hotel - Erected 1895 - Postmarked January 16, 1907
  • City To 1939: Main Street Snow - Postmarked July 6, 1939
  • City To 1939: Otsego County Courthouse - Postmarked August 7, 1908
  • City To 1939: Main Street - Postmarked September 15, 1930
  • City To 1939: Otsego County Courthouse - 1930's
  • City To 1939: Otsego County Courthouse - Date Unknown
  • City To 1939: Main Street - Kramer Building - 1915
  • City To 1939: Gaylord Hardware Store - Burned January 25, 1915
  • City To 1939: North F Street - 1912
  • City To 1939: South F Street - Teens
  • City To 1939: East Main Street - 1930's
  • City To 1939: Aerial View of Gaylord - Postmarked December 3, 1909
  • City To 1939: Gaylord Theater - Fall of 1937
  • City To 1939: Main Street - Dirt Street  - Horse and Buggy - Early 1900's
  • City To 1939: Main Street - Dirt - Mid Teens
  • City To 1939: Post Office and Drug Store - 1929
  • City To 1939: St. Mary's - Postmarked February 7, 1906
  • City To 1939: Sugar Bowl Restaurant - 1920's
  • City To 1939: Interior of Morrish's Drug Store - Postmarked July 29, 1907
  • City To 1939: The Kramer Building - Postmarked August 26, 1914
    Showing a dentist upstairs, a dry goods store, clothing store and a drug store.
  • City To 1939: Gaylord Auditorium - Dated 1907
  • City To 1939: Somewhere in Gaylord on a very snowy day - 1930's
  • City To 1939: An old 'Real Photo" taken in the late 20's - early 30's
    Taken by J. Stutsman of an 'Igloo' snow house in front of McCoy's Saloon. This later became the state liquor store. The billboard was between the saloon and the telephone building.
  • City To 1939: The Courthouse Park - Circa 1905
    Note the cannon in the center background.
  • City To 1939: Gaylord Train Depot - 1910
  • City To 1939: Main Street Looking East - 1926
  • City To 1939: Main Street Buggies - Late 1800's
  • City To 1939: The 'New' Municipal Building - Postmarked February 16, 1914
    Note the tree stumps in front of the building.
  • City To 1939: Main Street - Brodie & Qua Hardware - 1918
    There's a horse and wagon behind the telephone pole and still 'Hitching Poles" along the street later replaced by Parking Meters.
  • City To 1939: St. Mary's Church - 1910
    Courtesy of eBay
  • City To 1939: St. Mary's Church and Rectory - Postmarked July 18, 1919
    Notice the donkey's head at the lower right corner!
  • City To 1939: The Grotto - St. Mary's Catholic Church
    Courtesy of eBay
  • City To 1939: Artist's Rendering - Gaylord High School - Postmarked October 23, 1906
  • City To 1939: St. Mary's Church and Parsonage - 1915 - 1919
    Notice the dirt street.
  • City To 1939: Main Street - Postmarked June 2, 1924
  • City To 1939: Rendevous Steak House - 1930s
  • City To 1939: Gaylord Saloon - Early Teens
    Check out the cuspidor on the floor!
  • City To 1939: Main Street From The Courthouse Lawn - Postmarked July 9, 1925
  • City To 1939: Looking Northeast on Main Street - Postmarked September 22, 1938
  • City To 1939: Main Street - Postmarked October 13, 1938
  • City To 1939: Bird's Eye View - Main Street - Carpenters Spot Cash Store - About 1912
    Check out the horses, carriages and buckboards.
  • City To 1939: West Main Street in the 1930's
    Ford dealer on the right, Royal Laundry and McCallum Drug Store on the left.
  • City To 1939: Northeast Main Street - Postmarked November 20, 1929
  • City To 1939: Main Street - Postmarked June 25, 1941
    A good look at the big dime store, Sugar Bowl, Berry Drug Store and the A&P store. It must have been a Saturday morning with that many cars. Everyone came to town to shop on Saturday.
  • City To 1939: North Main Street - Dated 1929
    Shows Cooks Department Store, Star Theater & Drug store.
  • City To 1939: Early 1900's image of a buggy on a dirt street.
    Notice the 'Buggy Dust" behind the horse and buggy on the right side of the card.
  • City To 1939: Main Street - Postmarked September 26, 1927
    Courtesy of eBay
  • City To 1939: Congregational Church 1912
    Courtesy of eBay
  • City To 1939: Congregational Church 1915
    Courtesy of eBay
  • City To 1939: Otsego County Courthouse - 1938
    Courtesy of eBay
  • City To 1939: Gaylord Train Depot and tracks - 1912
  • City To 1939: Main Street Around 1905
    Handwritten on End: " Burned Sunday am. May 27, 1906"
  • City To 1939: Otsego Garage - West Main - 1920's
    Courtest of eBay
  • City To 1939: Court House Park and Band Stand - Postmarked October 2, 1915
    Notice "The BIJOU" restaurant and the horse-drawn tank wagon in the background. If you look closely you'll spot three adults and two little girls in the gazebo.
  • City To 1939: Original Gaylord High School - 1930's
    This was next to the old "stone" gym.
  • City To 1939: Main Street Looking Southwest - Postmarked 190?
    The postmark on this card was damaged. Only the year 190? was readable.
  • City To 1939: Main Street - 1920's
    Complements of eBay
  • City To 1939: Gaylord Theater - 1937
    Complements of eBay
  • City To 1939: Gaylord Post Office - 1920's
    Courtesy of eBay
  • City To 1939: R.O. Rockwell Restaurant - 1930's
  • City To 1939: Otsego County Courthouse - Early 1900's
  • City To 1939: Main Street - Early-Mid Teens
  • City To 1939: Gaylord Main Street - 1920's
    Courtesy of eBay
  • City To 1939: Gaylord Train Depot - 1913
    Courtesy of eBay
  • City To 1939: Gaylord High School - Postmarked September 5, 1917
  • City To 1939: Snowbirds - Postmarked January 12, 1911
  • City To 1939: Gaylord Victorian Home - Postmarked June 21, 1916
  • City To 1939: Main Street - 5c to $1 Store - 1930's
    Courtesy of eBay
  • City To 1939: Rendezvous Central Hotel - 1930's
    Courtesy of eBay
  • City To 1939: Main Street Rexall Drug Store - 1930's
    Courtesy of eBay
  • City To 1939: Gaylord Main Street - Corner of Main & Otsego - 1902
  • City To 1939: Pinnacle Oil Company - 1930's
    Later the Speedway '79 station?
  • City To 1939: Gaylord Train Depot - Postmarked August 6, 1920
    Courtesy of eBay
  • City To 1939: Birdseye View North Main Street - Postmarked July 8, 1918
  • City To 1939: Otsego County Courthouse - 1910
  • City To 1939: North Main Street 1920s
    Courtesy of eBay
  • City To 1939: Main Street Looking Northwest - 1930's
    Courtesy of eBay
  • City To 1939: Corner of US-27S and M-32 - 1920's
    Courtesy of eBay
  • City To 1939: Main Stree From Courthouse Lawn
    Courtesy of eBay
  • City To 1939: Main Street - Late Teens - Early Twenties
    Courtesy of eBay
  • City To 1939: Otsego Avenue Looking North
    St. Mary's Church in the background. Courtesy of eBay
  • City To 1939: Rendezvous / Central Hotel - 1930's
    Courtesy of eBay
  • City To 1939: Main Street - Postmarked September 23, 1907
  • City To 1939: Miscellaneous Gaylord Area Scenes - 1920's
  • City To 1939: Miscellaneous Gaylord Area Scenes - 1920's
  • City To 1939: Main Street Buggys - 1910
  • City To 1939: Original High School
  • City To 1939: Courthouse Cannon - 1927
    Courtesy of eBay
  • City To 1939: Winter on Main Street - Teens
  • City To 1939: Courthouse - Postmarked July 29, 1929
  • City To 1939: Main Street - Cir. 1916
  • City To 1939: Main Street - Cir. 1920's
  • City To 1939: Gaylord Novelty Works - Cir. Teens
  • City To 1939: Gaylord High School - Teens
    "Second Largest School Building in Michigan"
  • City To 1939: Main Street from the Court House - 1920's
  • City To 1939: Main Street Looking East - 1920's
  • City To 1939: Main Street Gaylord 5 to $1.00
  • City To 1939: Main Street and US-27 - 1930's
  • City To 1939: Main Street Looking West
    The sign in the centerline says "KEEP TO | THE RIGHT". There appears to be horse droppings in the lower right corner.
  • City To 1939: South Street - Postmarked November 4, 1909
  • City To 1939: Post Office - Postmarked May 29, 1914
  • City To 1939: St. Marys in the Winter - Teens
    Courtesy of eBay.
  • City To 1939: Main Street - 1927
  • City To 1939: Main Street - Early 1920's
  • City To 1939: Gaylord State Bank Building - Postmarked March 25, 1907
    Mailed by local attorney T. Townsend
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