Pictures from a Changing Nation

Seen in Chinatown, San Jose, California (detail) Published by R. & H. Photo. Gelatin-silver print on card stock. Leonard A. Lauder Postcard Archive.

OPENED MARCH 12

Pictures from a Changing Nation

Get an intimate look at early 20th-century American life through real photo postcards—images taken with a new camera that allowed anyone to print their own postcards. Ranging from the dramatic and tragic to the inexplicable, funny, and just plain weird, the more than 300 photographs in “Real Photo Postcards” tell stories that reveal fascinating truths about the US as it grew and changed with the times.