27 August 2010

Follow Friday: Lassen Postcard Collection

1918 Postcard of Band photographed at Camp Custer

View 21 years of Stuart Lassen's Postcard Collection online.  Stuart Lassen, a Battle Creek resident and businessman, donated his postcard collection to Willard Library in Battle Creek, Michigan.  This collection was digitized and is available online.  Many images in this collection depict Battle Creek history.  The images include post cards, trade cards and advertisements.

The collection is searchable by issue date, author, title and subject or you can view the entire collection.  You will find individuals, businesses, places and events among the postcards.  Information is included on what was written on postcard, and who it was written to and from.

See a glimpse of Battle Creek's history through postcards with the Lassen Postcard Collection.


  1. This is an awesome site! My grandfather was stationed at Camp Custer in WWI.

  2. Lisa, In addition to this collection, Willard Library in Battle Creek, Michigan has historical images online. Some of them from Camp Custer. Check this out http://www.willard.lib.mi.us/historical/bcphotos/index.htm

    My dad was stationed at Fort Custer (name change for WWII). Maybe you will find a picture of your grandfather.

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