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Wish you were here: 25,000 vintage postcards go up on Flickr

While we don't envy the intern who had to scan in the Boston Public Library's collection of 25,000 vintage postcards, we do appreciate the effort. The library just uploaded its cache of Tichnor Brothers cards (from the 1940s to the 1960s) to Flickr so we can all enjoy a nostalgic trip through mid-century America -- when men were men, and raccoons played a lot of basketball. No seriously, scroll down.

Miami, Florida

Long Beach, California

Colorado

boardwalk

Asbury Park, New Jersey

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Hollywood, California

Hollywood, California

Hollywood-by-the-Sea, Florida

Hollywood-by-the-Sea, Florida

Muskegon, Michigan

Muskegon, Michigan

New York, New York

New York, New York

New York, New York

New York, New York

Coney Island, New York

Coney Island, New York

Coney Island, New York

Coney Island, New York

DC

Washington, DC

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

New Mexico

New Mexico

Tuscon, Arizona

Tuscon, Arizona

alabama

Alabama

mississippi

Mississippi

Missouri

Missouri

World's Greatest Rollerskating Rink

Hollywood, California

Arkansas

Arkansas

Arkansas

Arkansas

Michigan

Michigan

Minnesota

Minnesota

Sophie-Claire Hoeller is Thrillist's über-efficient German associate travel editor, and is wondering when chickens stopped dancing. Follow her @Sohostyle