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The Broadus R. Littlejohn. Jr. Postcard Collection

  The collection consists of postcards (typically 4 ½” x 6 ½”) that originate from and depict places around the world. The postcards generally date from after 1945 and are photographic and printed. The items that depict U.S. sites have been organized and inventoried by state, save for those from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. As the cards from these states are most numerous, and presumably of the most interest locally, they have been inventoried in greater detail (i.e. by specific place or city).
Of the states that are well-represented within the collection, there are 314 items that depict North Carolina, 271 depict South Carolina, 174 depict Virginia, 109 depict Washington D.C., 162 depict California, 128 depict Maine, and 154 depict Pennsylvania. In all, 46 states (plus Washington, D.C.) are represented in 2009 items in the U.S. collection. Canada is represented in 155 items.
There are also 1888 postcards that depict places or originate from outside the United States. Canada and France are most abundantly represented with 155 and 273 cards recpectively, and Europe is by far the best-represented region, with the Middle East (Israel, Egypt, Syria , and "The Holy Land") being the next best-represented region.
(DRAFT description -- Please contact Luke Meagher with questions or to make an appointment to examine this collection.)

DRAFT Inventory, Postcards:

United States (2,009 postcards)  South Carolina (271 postcards)   International (1888 postcards)

United States postcards

 

S.C. – Charleston 168

S.C. – Places other than Charleston: 104 

N.C. 314

Washington, D.C. 109

Virginia 174

 

Alabama 2

Alaska 10

Arizona 9

Arkansas 3

California 164

Colorado 4

Connecticut 21

Delaware 1

Florida 19

Georgia 17

Hawaii 10

Illinois 78

Indiana 21

Kansas 2

Kentucky 5

Louisiana 3

Maine 128

Maryland 6

Massachusetts 60

Michigan 1

Minn. 2

Mississippi 3

Missouri 9

Montana 2

Nebraska 4

New Hampshire 7

New Jersey 43

New Mexico 15

New York 94

North Dakota 2

Ohio 22

Oklahoma 2

Pennsylvania 155

Rhode Island 2

South Dakota 3

Tennessee 45

Texas 8

Utah 85

Vermont 12

Washington 52

West Virginia 2

Wisconsin 2

Wyoming 10

 

U.S. Total 2009

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South Carolina postcards

In all, there are 271 postcards depicting South Carolina, of which 168 depict sites in Charleston, while the remaining 104 depict sites other than Charleston. Contact the Littlejohn Collection for more information.

S.C. postcards in detail, excluding those depicting Charleston: 

General S.C.  1

Aiken 4

Anderson 2

Bamberry 1

Beaufort 7

Bennettsville 3

Bowman 1

Caesar’s Head 1

Camden 3

Campobello 1

Cheraw 1

Chick Springs 1

Clemson 1

Columbia 12

Edgefield 1

Edisto Beach 1

Enoree 4

Gaffney 3

Georgetown 2

Glenn Springs 1

Greenville 7

Hartsville 1

Jonesville 1

Leesville 1

Little River 1

Monck’s Corner 4

Myrtle Beach 1

Newberry 1

Orangeburg 2

Otranto 1

Spartanburg 18

Summerville 9

Sumter 1

Tamassee 1

Union 2

Walhalla 1

 

North Carolina postcards (314 items): Contact the Littlejohn Collection.

Virginia postcards (174 items): Contact the Littlejohn Collection.

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International postcards 

 

Canada 155

France 273

China & Hong Kong 45

Hungary 1

Ireland 1

Italy 101

Holland 66

Bahamas 7

U.K. 44

Czech 2

Gibraltar 13

Belgium 94

Germany 121

Turkey 6

Israel 92

Malta 2

Latvia 4

Syria 19

Mexico 6

Republic San Marino 10

Madeira 27

Portugal 20

Egypt 26

Austria 71

Spain 30

Monaco 28

Greece 30

French Congo 10

Tanzania 3

Cameroon 2

S. Africa 1

Algeria 1

Morocco 1

Belgium Congo 8

Luxemburg 1

El Salvador 1

Nicaragua 1

Guatemala 1

Chile 1

Africa (unsorted) 14

 

International total: 1888 

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