Nice Card Company

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The Nice Card Company products capture specific moments in time, offering a broad spectrum of historic subject matter from architecture, ancient ruins and Americana to sports, transportation and turning points in history.

We work with original source photographic images. Each image is carefully chosen and meticulously restored to museum quality.

Feel free to browse through our extensive collection of images and to read more about them. To do so, simply click on the thumbnail. Click, enlarge and learn. It's like a one-minute history lesson.

Our product line includes notecards, magnets, jigsaw puzzles and fine art prints.

Also, be sure to visit our sister companies, Jigsaw Puzzle Club, and The Pictured Past. The Pictured Past features high quality, hand-enlarged giclee prints of images from institution and museum collections worldwide.


Our Story                                                                 

Founded in 1992 with a goal of preserving the culturally significant past, and influenced by an appreciation of historical photography, The Nice Card Company designs and furnishes products featuring fine black and white photography from various American and foreign collections. We select and restore images that reflect positively on people, places and events that have shaped our world.

The Nice Card Company

Those of you who are familiar with The Nice Card Company already know that we embrace history and promote its preservation by providing historical facts and anecdotes relative to the subject matter. We work with published historians and archivists, as well as accomplished writers, to uncover the facts that tell a story.

Our current product lines feature historical and vintage images ranging from renowned architecture and landmarks, to street scenes, cultural events, sports and transportation. We offer not only notecards, but gift items as well.

If you are interested in learning more about us and our products, e-mail us, or give us a call at 773-467-8450. We would be glad to hear from you.

Our Sister Companies

The Pictured Past

The Pictured Past is a natural extension of its founding company, The Nice Card Company.
Working with museums, both large and small, libraries and private collections, The Pictured Past is intent to not only preserve visual history but to also present glimpses of the past that might otherwise remain unseen.

We offer you a varied selection of historic black and white photographic giclee prints to purchase for display in your home, office or business. Some of these images might provoke a memory, some are hidden gems, and others capture a moment of a significant event or place in time. We select our images for their content, their relevance and their beauty.

Our printers and restoration experts have been working in the graphics arts community for over twenty years and have studied photography and photographic history at the Rhode Island School of Design and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. With a focus on the photographic past, our professional staff is trained in both the arts and computer technology. This blend of talent guarantees that each image is skillfully restored and printed for a true museum-quality reproduction. Visit site.


The Jigsaw Puzzle Club Logo

Jigsaw Puzzle Club presents high-quality jigsaw puzzles that feature classic black and white historical photographs. These timeless puzzles are not only interesting to build, but beautiful to view when completed. Each offers a glimpse of the past, along with a word about that past. Every puzzle image has been researched and written about, giving you an insight into the image you are about to build. In the world of jigsaw puzzles, our distinctive line of black and white photographic images combines artistry with craftsmanship, offering a truly unique puzzle experience.

With a one-year membership, you will receive an 18" x 24" 500-piece jigsaw puzzle every three months.

Enroll today and start enjoying the rich details and artistry of bygone days. It's a great way to slow down, relax and spend quiet time being unplugged.

Or give gift memberships to friends, family or business associates. With subject matter ranging from architecture, sports and transportation to landscape and historical events, these puzzles offer something of interest for everyone. Visit site.