The Local & Family History Department holds around 13,000 postcards,photos and scans of people and places across Perth and Kinross. Early 20th century postcards make up more than half of that and there are about 6,000 photographs, mostly in black and white. Our largest photographic collection is a series showing the buildings of Perth which was professionally taken between the 1960s and 1990s by a local photographer, Dr W H Findlay. Some of our image collection is included in the library catalogue and some is included in our image database.

However, the collection is not fully catalogued, so please ask staff if you are looking for something specific.

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