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By Don Ogle 

Postcards hold interesting look into Sidney's history

 

Postcards printed by Harold Sanborn show buildings around Sidney in the 1940s. Postcard courtesy of John Meissner. See more post cards in today's edition.

As Sidney prepares to celebrate its 150 years of history, a Colorado-based historian is looking at the town's past from a different angle.

John Meissner, director with the Estes Park (Colorado) Archives recently discovered a group of collectables with ties to Sidney, postcards by a renowned photographer that could hold special value.

Meissner has for a number of years been collecting postcard works by Harold Sanborn distributed by Sanborn Souvenir Company in the early 1900s. Part of Sanborn's souvenir line, the postcards were developed from photographs of towns, villages and other points of...



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