Happy summer! And safe travels to all of you headed out on summer adventures or planning a trip soon . Whether you’re headed to Europe, the beach, off fishing, or stopping by the exotic Corn Palace in South Dakota, enjoy yourselves!
The leather suitcase postcard is easily one of my favorite five items in our collections! All of the postcards are from Ted Rehder’s papers who was head of Dining Services for thirty years. The postcards are addressed to his parents during the first decade of the 20th century who lived in Berlin, Iowa (later renamed Lincoln). Several of the cards in the collection come from family members still living in Germany.
These postcards are now on display in our reading room so come take a closer look or even touch the leather postcard!
Ted Rehder Papers RG99.0014