Street Address
5720 N. Belt West
Suite 20-301
Belleville, IL 62226
Mailing Address
5720 N. Belt West
Suite 20-301
Belleville, IL 62226
The Museum has no physical location.
Museum Type(s)
Neil Gale, Founder
phone: 800-736-1036


The Museum presents exhibits in a straight forward and concise manner, maximizing enjoyment and minimizing annoying mouse clicks. We present the front and back of almost every postcard on exhibit because our founder believes that a part of the fascination with old postcards is reading the printed descriptions, the senders message, viewing handwriting styles, and by examining a postcards true character.


The Chicago Postcard Museum is a privately endowed, independent organization devoted to collecting and presenting Chicago history through picture postcard imagery and correspondence. The Museum displays collections of Rare, Antique, vintage and contemporary Chicago postcards.


Founded November 1, 2007, the Museum strives to become the premier online archive of Chicago postcards. Unlike other Museums, the Chicago Postcard Museum offers all of our digital postcard images to the general public for free. The Museum owns each postcard displayed and will not post any images of postcards not owned by the Museum.