300 West Main Avenue
Myerstown, Pennsylvania 17067
The Institute of American Deltiology was privately incorporated December 28, 1993 as a research center, library and gallery for the study, display and use of picture postcards as documents of American history, art, and culture. Donald R. Brown, founder, is shown standing outside the Institute in 2003, sixty years after starting to collect on August 20, 1943. A library of books, journals, club bulletins, news clippings and slides supports the Institute's postcard collections. The IAD is located in a modified classical revival structure in the vernacular built in 1848-49 by Thomas Bassler, an entrepreneur along Pennsylvania's Union Canal.
Photo 2003 Anthony L. Lezzi
This postcard is unused, but is autographed , Best Wishes, Donald R. Brown.