From Abbeville to Zebulon: Early Post Card Views of Georgia

From Abbeville to Zebulon: Early Post Card Views of Georgia

by Doster, Gary L. Doster
     
 

From “Depot Street, looking North” in Abbeville to a “Street Scene” in Zebulon, this delightful gathering of more than six hundred vintage post-card images presents the panorama of daily life in early-twentieth-century Georgia.

Family outings, veterans’ reunions, harvests, baptisms, and market days are just a few of the occasions

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Overview

From “Depot Street, looking North” in Abbeville to a “Street Scene” in Zebulon, this delightful gathering of more than six hundred vintage post-card images presents the panorama of daily life in early-twentieth-century Georgia.

Family outings, veterans’ reunions, harvests, baptisms, and market days are just a few of the occasions depicted here, with many of the cards representing the only surviving visual record of schools, homes, churches, businesses, and public buildings long lost to “progress” or disasters.

Bursting with civic pride, boasting of a newfangled product, or simply conveying “Greetings from. . . ,” these post cards are an unexpected and invaluable resource for historians, collectors, and nostalgia buffs.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Some 600 photographs taken between 1900 and 1920 record life in the cities, towns, and rural communities of Georgia. Includes brief introductions to each grouping of photos. Indexed by county and town. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the Publisher
"An evocative portrait of a time when postcards were such a hot novelty that farmers mailed them to themselves when they went to town on Saturdays."—Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Many fascinating glimpses into the way we lived."—Macon Magazine

“Highly recommended . . . A book to be treasured by all Georgians.”—Georgia Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820313344
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Publication date:
06/01/1991
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.74(w) x 11.29(h) x 0.86(d)

Meet the Author

Gary L. Doster is a resident of Oconee County, Georgia. His post card collection, which currently includes more than seven thousand images, is one of the most extensive of the state during the period from 1900 to 1920.

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