If you have an affinity for vintage postcards and the city of Kalamazoo, this is the page for you.

I stumbled upon this Facebook page purely by accident. It randomly popped up on my feed and quickly caught my attention because of the name; Greetings from Kalamazoo: A Vintage Postcard a Day. 

The name is pretty self explanatory but the description of the page reads in part,

I've been collecting postcards since 1992. Besides the challenge and fun of the "hunt", I was drawn to them as a vehicle to learn the history of my community. Over the years I have amassed a collection of over 1000 cards.

David Kohrman, the person running this Facebook page, goes on to say that he also published a book featuring 215 of the collected postcards. The book, The Kalamazoo Postcard History Series, can be found here.

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Now, he's hoping to showcase he collection even further by sharing it with the public.

Here, you see a postcard from 1910 when Kalamazoo was known as the Celery City:

This postcard shows what WMU looked like in the early 1900's:

This is one of my favorites. It comes with a brief history of the Bronson Park fountain which was demolished in 2018:

Or, how about a glimpse of the Kalamazoo Mall when it first opened?

You get the idea. If there's a vintage postcard related to Kalamazoo, Mr. Kohrman probably has it!

The page, which was started in September of 2020, has kept true to its word of sharing a unique post card a day. And, with 1000 collected cards, David Kohrman writes,

Rest assured, I have enough cards to last several years! I hope you enjoy!

You can find all previous posts by following the Greetings from Kalamazoo: A Vintage Postcard a Day Facebook page.

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