Postcards from Prospect Park
When Prospect Park opened to the public in 1867, it instantly became a beloved destination for millions of visitors. Hundreds of postcards featuring the Park were produced and sent, accompanied by handwritten messages—often on the front of the card, as was the custom in that era. Each of these cards is a time capsule of 19th-century life. Here, read a few of the postcards collected in the Prospect Park Archives.
“This is where Minnie plays tennis from Decoration Day to Thanksgiving. Perhaps she is even in this picture.” 1905