ABOUT REAL PHOTO POSTCARD: George Eastman of Kodak fame, acquired the rights to produce photo paper with a pre-printed postcard back and, in 1903, developed an inexpensive folding camera that produced postcard sized negatives. A few years later, in 1907, he introduced the “real photo postcard” service allowing amateur photographers to turn any photograph into a postcard, inexpensively. The RPPC’s popularity exploded and people everywhere used them to chronicle events and small town scenes that might otherwise have been lost to history, having been largely ignored by professional photographers. Real Photo Postcards, or RPPCs, are, therefore, often one of a kind snapshots of offering unique views of our history.
OCPL appreciates the generosity of patrons in donating books, historical materials, and other library materials. Due to the number of items donated, limited staff, and limited space to house materials, the OCPL must restrict the donations accepted. We welcome donations and encourage reading our Donation Policies before donating: