Classic American Diners: Collectible Postcards and Matchcovers

Classic American Diners: Collectible Postcards and Matchcovers

by Donald Preziosi
     
 

The classic diner is an icon of the American roadside. As cars were mass-produced, so were these aluminum gems, whose metal bodies and neon signs came to characterize modernity in the mid-twentieth century. From the 1920s to the 1950s, these eye-catching eateries promoted themselves on many giveaway matchcovers and postcards. Today, these highly collectible pieces

Overview

The classic diner is an icon of the American roadside. As cars were mass-produced, so were these aluminum gems, whose metal bodies and neon signs came to characterize modernity in the mid-twentieth century. From the 1920s to the 1950s, these eye-catching eateries promoted themselves on many giveaway matchcovers and postcards. Today, these highly collectible pieces of ephemera provide a colorful visual record of diners from all over the country. Nearly 450 examples are included here, along with a history of the diner and related information about postcards and matchcovers of the era. Enjoy a nostalgic, state-by-state tour of architecturally unique, vintage American diners.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764326103
Publisher:
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
07/28/2007
Series:
Schiffer Book Ser.
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
11.30(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.90(d)

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