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Chattanooga, Lookout Mountain, and Chickamauga Battlefield postcards

Identifier: MS-090

Scope and Contents

This collection contains 23 postcards of Chattanooga, Tennessee from the 20th century.


  • Creation: 1900s-1970s


Language of Materials

This collection contains materials in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright status of this collection has not been evaluated.

Biographical / Historical

Many of the items in the Chattanooga, Lookout Mountain, and Chickamauga Battlefield postcards collections were published by the Detroit Publishing Company, which held exclusive rights to Photocrom, a photograph processing technique that allowed the company to mass produce color postcards. The company was founded in the late 1800s by William A. Livingstone and photographer Edwin H. Husher, but did not call itself the Detroit Publishing Company until 1905. The company declared bankruptcy in 1924 and was liquidated in 1932.

Other postcards in the collection were published by the W.M. Cline Company, a Chattanooga, Tennessee enterprise established in 1938 by Walter Matson Cline, Jr. who took over the family business, Cline Studios. Cline Studios produced photographs for local newspapers and advterisers, and in 1938, Cline began published postcards using the images taken by his father and himself. In 1958, Cline opened a color plant. The company stopped producing postcards in the 1960s or 1970s.


0.21 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased by The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga from Walter Kransky on 2005 February 28.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital reproductions of the collection are available electronically at

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Chattanooga, Lookout Mountain, and Chickamauga Battlefield postcards
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Collection Area Details

Part of the Manuscripts Collection Area

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Library
c/o Special Collections
600 Douglas Street
Chattanooga Tennessee 37403 United States