Types Of Vintage Postcards

Are you passionate about collecting vintage postcards? Want to learn about Angola and Steuben County? The book brings you classic postcards set in Angola and Steuben County.

Types Of Vintage Postcards

Are you passionate about collecting vintage postcards? Want to learn about Angola and Steuben County? The book brings you classic postcards set in Angola and Steuben County. Through the pictures, you will be able to see the daily activities and changes of Steuben County's town. From busy play areas to peaceful meadows.

Vintage Postcards from the African World

It was not the best lot by far, but it did have a few of the type of postcards that the French call scenes et types that show typical scenes of life in France and around the world. The scenes et types postcards it seemed were the most ...

Vintage Postcards from the African World

For over forty years, professor and culinary historian Jessica B. Harris has collected postcards depicting Africans and their descendants in the American diaspora. They are presented for the first time in this exquisite volume. Vintage Postcards from the African World: In the Dignity of Their Work and the Joy of Their Play brings together more than 150 images, providing a visual document of more than a century of work in agricultural and culinary pursuits and joy in entertainments, parades, and celebrations. Organized by geography—Africa, the Caribbean, and the United States—as well as by the types of scenes depicted—the farm, the garden, and the sea; the marketplace; the vendors and the cooks; leisure, entertainments, and festivities—the images capture the dignity of the labors of everyday life and the pride of festive occasions. Superb and rare images demonstrate everything from how Africans and their descendants dressed to what tools they used to how their entertainments provided relief from toil. Three essays accompany the postcards, one of which details Harris’s collection and the collecting process. A second presents suggestions on how to interpret the cards. A final essay gives brief information on the history of postcards and postcard dating and its increasing use and value to scholars.

Washington D C in Vintage Postcards

A by - product of Washington tourism is the proliferation of postcards illustrating the various sites in the ... For additional information about postcards and illustrations of different types , please visit : www.geocities . com ...

Washington  D C  in Vintage Postcards

Created as a Federal City over two centuries ago, Washington, D.C., was designed by architect Pierre L'Enfant on land purchased by the government from Maryland and Virginia. L'Enfant's vision of wide, tree-lined avenues, mixed with modifications by the McMillan Commission in the early 1900s and exemplified by many other architects and sculptors, has evolved into a unique, fast-paced, and politically focused Capital City of the United States of America.

Stockton in Vintage Postcards

Another special type of postcard used was the “ real photo " postcard . Real photo postcards , also known as mailable photographs , were used as early as 1900. These cards , produced in small quantities by publishers or individuals ...

Stockton in Vintage Postcards

Today's Stockton is a modern California city, home to a quarter of a million people. But few remember the details of its illustrious past. Influenced by strategic waterways and rich soil, Stockton attracted a succession of miners, farmers, shipbuilders, and industrial entrepreneurs. Throughout the years Stockton has evolved from a rough-and-tumble harbor town to an agricultural, business, and transportation center and has done so with a great amount of style and finesse. This collection of vintage postcards showcases Stockton's early days from 1900 to 1950, capturing the elegance and industry of a young city on the journey to the modern era. This book contains over 200 images of Stockton including the waterfront, paddlewheel steamers, beautiful hotels, graceful estates, sprawling farm vistas, and the ornate buildings of downtown.

Riverside in Vintage Postcards

Four year old Orange Grove in Riverside , Cal . ORANGE GROVE , C. 1910. This card was directed at the potential investor who could view from afar a four - year - old grove . Many of these types of postcards were sent throughout the ...

Riverside in Vintage Postcards

Riverside has been a vital center of agriculture and government throughout the growth of Southern California. Postcards sent from this city to those far away usually depict it as a resort, situated on the western edge of the Colorado Desert, where the historic Mission Inn has been a vacation destination for generations. Illustrating many facets of this world-renowned, garden-like gathering spot, these attractive images also showcase Riverside's Main Street, public buildings, parks, broad avenues, the sharply rising Mt. Rubidoux on the edge of town, and the influence of the citrus industry.

Winston Salem in Vintage Postcards

This compilation of vintage Winston - Salem postcards brings them back to their origination ; they have come home . ... This type of postcard is called the " undivided back ” and was printed from 1901 to 1907.

Winston Salem in Vintage Postcards

The Moravian town of Salem joined with its industrial neighbor, Winston, to officially become the city of Winston-Salem in 1913. Located in the Piedmont section of North Carolina, at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Winston-Salem has a rich cultural heritage. Tourists and residents alike visit Old Salem to experience the restored Moravian village and participate in traditional events. Some come to explore Winston-Salem's historic homes and neighborhoods and to sample the city's varied culinary treats. Others come to tour picturesque college campuses, attend sporting events, and partake in the city's vast array of arts offerings.

South Dakota 1900 1930 in Vintage Postcards

INTRODUCTION Ever since their invention more than a century ago , picture postcards have been popular with travelers and tourists ... Antique postcards gained attention as prices skyrocketed for other types of photographs and works of ...

South Dakota  1900 1930  in Vintage Postcards

Postcards provide an easy way to go back in time to the early days of South Dakota, to see what the place looked like, to catch a glimpse of how people saw themselves, to begin to understand what has changed and what remains constant. This is the first book to focus entirely on historical postcards from South Dakota, including images from more than 50 counties and 100 different communities.The book also explores how postcard images helped create and perpetuate myths about the "Wild West," and how South Dakotans accepted and adapted those myths. Included are scenes of farming, ranching, industry, and small-town life from the early-1900s. While postcards pictured busy streets, town festivals, and new civic improvements, they also captured periodic disasters-natural and man made. Postcards show the development of important tourist sites from their earliest years, including the Black Hills, Badlands, Corn Palace and Mount Rushmore. Residents and tourists alike will enjoy seeing South Dakota before interstates and billboards took over.

Ocean Grove in Vintage Postcards

... Asbury Park , NJ Shown in this Valentine and Sons postcard of the Ocean Grove and Asbury Park Depot is one of the steam engines that serviced this station in the early days of the resorts . The locomotive is an American - type 4-4-0 ...

Ocean Grove in Vintage Postcards

Ocean Grove in Vintage Postcards explores the history of one of America's first planned Victorian communities and one of the most successful camp meetings ever founded. It chronicles the story of this unique Jersey Shore community, using postcards that bear not only rare pictures but also fascinating messages. Thus, the book sheds light on both the place and the vacationers who came here by the tens of thousands. For more than one hundred thirty-five years, people have journeyed to Ocean Grove, seeking both the religious and the secular.

Troup County in Vintage Postcards

Color postcards, often printed in Germany, became popular in the first decade of the century. ... Another kind of card that became popular in the early 20th century involved having photographs of families, homes, ...

Troup County in Vintage Postcards

Troup County in Vintage Postcards traces a major period of growth and development for this Georgia community, from the late 19th through the mid-20th century. Snapshot glimpses of history preserved on postcards reveal the second courthouse, which burned in 1936; the textile mills that opened at a rapid pace as the county entered the era of the "New South;" the early days of LaGrange Female College, which became co-ed in 1954; Southern Female College, which closed in 1919; Ferrell Gardens, which began in 1832 and is now a landmark in the county; as well as scenes of schools, churches, homes, farms, and businesses.

Rome Georgia in Vintage Postcards

types of recreation. Seventy acres of beauty included a springfed lake, a pavilion, picnic grounds, a casino, a baseball field, and a driving range for horse races. Rome's City Electric Railway provided transportation to and from the ...

Rome  Georgia in Vintage Postcards

When Rome was founded in 1834, Col. Daniel R. Mitchell suggested the name because of the surrounding hills, much like those of ancient Rome, Italy. Known today as "The City of Seven Hills," Rome has been voted one of the most livable cities in the South. It is the medical center of Northwest Georgia with a population of over 30,000, and a thriving community with abundant opportunities for business, education, and recreation. Historic views of Rome, seen through the eyes of the traveling postcard photographer, fill the pages of this engaging volume. Longtime residents of the community will delight in remembering area landmarks, including the old Clock Tower, Shorter College, Berry College, Myrtle Hill Cemetery, the downtown business section of Broad Street, and the neighboring communities of Lindale and Cave Spring.

Fort Campbell in Vintage Postcards

Air assault would involve every type of helicopter stationed at Fort Campbell. Maj. Gen. John Cushman began Week of the Eagle in 1973 as a way to recruit soldiers. Soldiers exit in tandem from a Black Hawk. In the early 1990s, ...

Fort Campbell in Vintage Postcards

Since its establishment in 1941, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, has grown to approximately 30,000 soldiers on over 100,000 acres. With its Southern culture, the base has a rich and interesting history. German prisoners of war were held here during World War II, and Campbell Army Air Field has always been a favorite stopover of NASA shuttle crews. Fort Campbell units have inspired numerous movies and books, such as Black Hawk Down, Band of Brothers, and Shadow Warriors. Through over 200 vintage postcards and photographs, this pictorial history tells the unique story of an army base and its brave soldiers who have fought to defend our country.

Salem in Vintage Postcards

INTRODUCTION Collecting postcards is a popular activity that began in what is considered the “ Golden Age of Postcards ” ( 1897–1917 ) ... The authors have brought together a variety of postcard types beside those from the “ Golden Age .

Salem in Vintage Postcards

From the 1890s through the 1920s, the postcard was an extraordinarily popular means of communication, and many of the postcards produced during this "golden age" can today be considered works of art. Postcard photographers traveled the length and breadth of the nation snapping photographs of busy street scenes, documenting local landmarks, and assembling crowds of local children only too happy to pose for a picture. These images, printed as postcards and sold in general stores across the country, survive as telling reminders of an important era in America's history. This fascinating new history of Salem, Massachusetts, showcases more than two hundred of the best vintage postcards available.

Winona in Vintage Postcards

Drawing mostly from the collections of the authors , this book features a variety of postcards of all these types , from all of these eras , depicting Winona and the surrounding area . A few other non - postcard images of interest are ...

Winona in Vintage Postcards

Before its founding by white settlers, Winona, Minnesota, was the home of a band of Sioux led by the great Wapasha dynasty. After white settlement began in 1851, the city's growth was fueled by the Mississippi riverboat trade. Groups of immigrants passed through the "Gate City," and many stayed, founding enduring ethnic communities and building a city that for a brief time rivaled Minneapolis. The settlement covered the sandy flats with houses, churches, colleges, and factories, and carved the hill "Wapasha's Cap" into the landmark now known as Sugar Loaf. Yesterday's riverboats have given way to today's recreational vehicles, but Winona's factories and businesses still sell products to the national market, and the colleges-now universities-are a significant part of the city's life. Through their combined collections of rare postcards, authors Chris Miller and Mary Pendleton take readers on a visual tour of Winona's history, exploring the city's Native American heritage, natural scenery, development, historic landmarks, and long relationship with the Mississippi River.

Beaver Dam in Vintage Postcards

Alfred Stanley Johnson Jr. of Waupun created these types of postcards for towns and cities throughout the nation . This particular postcard uses the backdrop of the downtown depot to extol the size of fish caught in Beaver Dam Lake .

Beaver Dam in Vintage Postcards

In 1841, Thomas Mackie journeyed south along a winding river to an open meadow. There, alongside a bubbling spring, he erected a small cabin, establishing the beginnings of the community now known as Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. The city gained fame as the jewel of Dodge County, a family community that stressed hard work, good play, and awe for the almighty. This book examines that lifestyle through the unlikely means of the penny postcard. It is ironic that the postcard, which was meant to act as a disposable means of communication, has endured to become one of the greatest resources of pictorial history of small-town America.

East Orange in Vintage Postcards

However , I believe that the reader will be able to assess the time period from the information provided above , the dress of the people , the type of pavement , and the types of vehicles in the images . East Orange is a pictorial ...

East Orange in Vintage Postcards

By the close of the nineteenth century, East Orange was a community of mansions, tree-lined streets, and undisturbed serenity. With the addition of luxury apartment buildings in the 1920s and the continued development of Main Street and Central Avenue, East Orange quickly became one of the largest and busiest cities in New Jersey. East Orange captures the tranquillity and innocence of the city at the turn of the century. Over two hundred photo-postcards brilliantly illustrate the evolution of East Orange between 1900 and 1960, while fact-filled captions convey the passion of the residents for their hometown.

Parkersburg in Vintage Postcards

Postcards can be divided into two basic types , printed and real photo . Printed cards were usually mass - produced . Real photo postcards were normally produced in far smaller quantities . Some were one - of - a - kind creations made ...

Parkersburg in Vintage Postcards

Historically, ParkersburgA[a¬a[s rapid development can be attributed to its position at the junction of the Ohio and Little Kanawha Rivers. Steamboats and, later, rail transportation sealed the areaA[a¬a[s destiny as a successful community. In 1896, Parkersburg resident Gustavus Edward Smith produced images of Parkersburg on a newly developing novelty, the picture postcard. The first in West Virginia, these picture postcards were created two years before the cards were even legally recognized by the United States Postal Service. At the turn of the 20th century, as citizens were enjoying ParkersburgA[a¬a[s business, political, and social atmosphere, the postcards industry was thriving on the publicA[a¬a[s demand for likenesses of interesting buildings, streets, parks, events, and even disasters.

Kane County in Vintage Postcards

Postcard types include color lithography, collotype, photoprint, halftone (color or black and white), photoengraving, and colored collotype. Some early cards were hand watercolored. Postcards today are regarded as an original art form.

Kane County in Vintage Postcards

Rich land at the edge of a great prairie with the wonderful Fox River flowing through it, providing a source of power-this is what the settlers of Kane County found when they arrived. Early pioneers came from the eastern United States in the 1830s, and later migrated from Europe. Kane County in Vintage Postcards tells the story of the beginning of Kane County through its first 100 years, 1838 through 1938, featuring images of that period. This new history of Kane County includes an essay on the importance of postcards as historical data, a general history of the county, and a section-by-section look at 27 cities and villages. More than 200 pictures and colorful narratives tell of the accomplishments by those first few generations who lived and died in the county.

Saginaw in Vintage Postcards

The style is of a composite of different types of church architecture . The materials were brick and concrete , with facing of dark paving brick and trimmings of stone . An early member , Latham A Burrows , served the church as organist ...

Saginaw in Vintage Postcards

Because of its excellent river system, Saginaw developed from an Indian village into a bustling lumber town. In its early days, investors came from eastern cities and became wealthy lumber barons. They built beautiful mansions, hotels, and public buildings while they also supported civic projects. Before consolidating, there were two cities: East Saginaw and Saginaw City, separated by the Saginaw River. Many German societies, schools, and churches were organized in the area, due to the large number of residents with a German heritage. The early residents survived fires, floods, and the end of the lumber boom. Other industries developed and the city continued to grow. The rare postcards that appear in this book depict many historical buildings, the two separate cities, the German influence, and the philanthropy of the lumber barons. Join author Roberta Morey on a journey through Saginaw's rich industrial and cultural history.

Virginia Beach in Vintage Postcards

The water provided many forms of entertainment. Boats of various sizes and types were available for rent, and this card shows what seems to be a regatta. The Cavalier Yacht and Country Club sponsored several each year.

Virginia Beach in Vintage Postcards

First visited by English settlers in 1607, Virginia Beach has been a popular tourist destination ever since. The sea, sand, and sun are the most popular attractions, but throughout history the city has also been known for its unique architecture. The first geodesic dome built in the United States, designed by Buckminster Fuller, was the city's convention center for many years. The Cavalier Hotel, when built in 1927, was the state's largest brick structure. The new Cape Henry lighthouse, completed in 1881, remains the tallest cast iron lighthouse in the country. The lighthouse it replaced, a structure that still stands today, was erected in 1791 and was the first federally funded structure built in the United States.

Robeson County in Vintage Postcards

The school was for grammar , science , French , Spanish , agriculture classes , home economics , and music . Three types of diplomas were offered : academic , for those whose talents were literary so that they could enter college easier ...

Robeson County in Vintage Postcards

Carved out of fertile farmland along the border of the Carolinas in 1787, Robeson County is North Carolina's largest county, spanning 948 square miles. The county is called “The State of Robeson” not only because of its size, but because of its fierce independence and self-reliance. Unique in its equally balanced tri-racial population, Robeson County has residents that are Native American, African American, and white. Over the centuries, these people have worked together to create a culturally diverse community.