Cotton States Archive features ephemera, publications, objects and images pertaining to people, places and events throughout the course of southern history. The items contained in this department are all part of my personal collection.
Greg Freeman, Editor
Post Cards are fascinating items to collect. While many enthusiasts enjoy collecting cards that originated from a particular publisher or involve a specific theme (such as Valentine's Day or Christmas), certainly southern related cards merit collecting. Southern post cards can offer a glimpse of life in the region in previous eras and, as an added bonus, the handwritten messages on the reverse of postally used cards are often as intriguing as the obverse.
Publications, Objects, Images & Ephemera featured here include books, periodicals, photographs, artwork, letters, documents, advertising items and the like. These are fun to collect, and often some items can be obtained very inexpensively at yard sales, flea markets and from dealers of antiques and collectibles. What's the saying? One man's junk is another man's treasure? That adage certainly applies here, explaining why an exorbitant amount of money isn't necessarily needed to enjoy this segment of the collectibles market.