Catskills: In Vintage Postcards (Postcards of America Series) by Irwin Richman, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Catskills: In Vintage Postcards (Postcards of America Series)

Catskills: In Vintage Postcards (Postcards of America Series)

by Irwin Richman
     
 

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From the 1890s through the 1920s, the postcard was an extraordinarily popular means of communication. Many of the postcards produced during this "golden age," and even some from later years, 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

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From the 1890s through the 1920s, the postcard was an extraordinarily popular means of communication. Many of the postcards produced during this "golden age," and even some from later years, 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 and five and dimes across the country, survive as telling reminders of an important era in America's history. This fascinating new history of the Catskills of New York showcases more than two hundred of the best, most evocative vintage postcards available.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738503080
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Series:
Postcards of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
821,287
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.38(d)

Meet the Author


Collected and interpreted by Irwin Richman, professor of American Studies at Penn State-Harrisburg, the images in this informative volume provide readers with a delightful trip down memory lane, bringing an important period of the area's historyto life for visitors and members of the younger generation.

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