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#MitchellCurious: Postcards from the Past

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#MitchellCurious: Postcards from the Past


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#MitchellCurious: Postcards from the Past


Let's Talk @ The Mitchell

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Wednesday 1 August 2018
6:30PM - 7:00PM

Each week we bring out items from our rich and varied collections which reflect world events, social conditions, technological advancements and cultural change across the globe. Our vast collections cover books, photographs, journals and historical documents spanning centuries. Join us for a 15 minute lunchtime opportunity to see and talk to staff about our collections!

As we’re at the height of the holiday season we’re bringing out some highlights of our Scottish Postcards collection.

We have over 10,000 postcards of Scotland, many dating from Victorian and Edwardian periods.

The collection was established in 1982 with the purchase of 1000 Scottish postcards from Mr George Waugh, many of them covering Argyll. After that we received further substantial donations and obtained more from publishers.

From Abbotsford to Yetholm, come along and see historic postcards of some of our country’s most scenic and beautiful places.  The postcards highlight the changes in social conditions across the decades.

The Scottish Postcards collection is available to view on Level 4 of The Mitchell Library.

For more details on the #MitchellCurious programme, look out for the Mitchell Library Facebook page and #MitchellCurious on Glasgow Libraries’ Twitter feed.


The Mitchell Library

North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN

Open today 9:00am - 8:00pm

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