Scope of Collection
The vintage postcards in this collection told stories for the people who sent them or received them and those who bought them and collected them. Today, these postcards of Kingston tell us a story of a city rich in history, architecture, community spirit, and civic pride. In these images of the city’s streets, parks, and buildings, we see some vistas that have changed little since the 1900s and others that seem unrecognizable today. As you explore the collection, we hope you’ll enjoy a look back in time at our city that has been thriving and evolving since 1652. And perhaps, like the Friends of Historic Kingston, you’ll recognize the importance of preserving this city for future generations.