Hammond, Indiana
Photo Album of Picture Postcards
Richard Barnes

I have a small collection of old postcards with pictures of established historic sites that will touch the hearts of any Hoosier from The Region. The best place to find these precious treasures is in an antique shop anywhere outside of the Midwest.

Picture postcards were traditionally mailed by vacationers to folks back home who were unable to travel and see the more exotic places of the world. They were a testimony from friends of their exciting travels and adventures and often designed to inspire awe and envy among the recipients. Those living in the Midwest usually didn't want to be associated with Hammond and certainly didn't want to confess to their nearest friends that they've even been there, which accounts for the scarcity of these precious images.

These postcards were popular during the first half of the 20th century and often depict historic buildings of times gone by. Click on any small photo or any description to see a larger postcard from the turn of the century.


  St.Margaret's Hospital

Harrison Park

Harrison Park

Hammond Civic Center First Christian Church First Baptist Church

  Hammond City Hall Goldblatt's Shafer Lake Hammond 
High School
Hammond Post Office Indiana Hotel


Lever Brothers

  Inland Steel

 Phil Smidt's

Filtration Plant

Hammond Library

Orpheum Theatre



 Hammond Fire Department

Edison Pool

Lake Michigan Beach

Edward C. Minas

G.H.Hammond Co.

Conkey Publishing



Masonic Temple

Warren G Harding School

Hammond Trains

Superior Courthouse

State Street

Hohman Avenue


  German Lutheran Church German National Bank

Camp Betz

Hammond Baseball

Hammond Tech

White Castle






  Patrol Boys   Cedar Lake    

Visit Hohman Avenue - Hammond, Indiana

  1890   1900   1920   1930   1940   1950   1960   2010

These images and the web pages are maintained by Richard Barnes, HHS'59.

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