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Greetings From Kansas City

Jan 24, 2013

  Before friends could tell their friends about their travels through email, social media and phone calls, postcards were the way to tell people where one was traveling. On Monday, the Kansas City Public Library will open its "Greetings From Kansas City" exhibit which showcases 200 postcards about Kansas City from the 1930s and 40s.

These postcards tell the story of Kansas City as the booming metropolis of the Midwest during this time period and depicts different scenes from around town.

Eli Paul, the Manager of the Missouri Valley Special Collections, joins Brian Ellison to share some of the stories behind these postcards and what they say about the Kansas City of yesteryear.

The exhibit will be at the central branch of the Kansas City Public Library through April. To hear a lecture from Paul about the history of the postcards and how they chose which 200 postcards of 16,000 to display, head to the central branch Jan. 30 at 6:30 p.m.