Manchester, New Hampshire (Postcard History Series)

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Here, for the first time exclusively through the medium of vintage postcards, the people, streets, businesses, institutions, and recreational areas of bygone Manchester return to life. Manchester presents images of the world's largest producer of textiles, which attracted a patchwork of cultures from many lands. It tells where the first telephone conversation by a U.S. president occurred. It evokes the city that colorful individuals such as a nearly lifelong hermit, the smallest married couple in the world, a ...
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Overview


Here, for the first time exclusively through the medium of vintage postcards, the people, streets, businesses, institutions, and recreational areas of bygone Manchester return to life. Manchester presents images of the world's largest producer of textiles, which attracted a patchwork of cultures from many lands. It tells where the first telephone conversation by a U.S. president occurred. It evokes the city that colorful individuals such as a nearly lifelong hermit, the smallest married couple in the world, a famous comic strip cartoonist, a best-selling novelist, the founders of cosmetics and fast-food empires, and a comedic superstar all called home.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738537832
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 6/1/2005
  • Series: Postcard History Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,444,311
  • Product dimensions: 6.54 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.33 (d)

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Since the mid-1970s, Robert B. Perreault has promoted his hometown's history as a writer, public speaker, tour guide, and photographer. His works of nonfiction and fiction in both English and French have appeared in book and periodical form in the United States, French Canada, and France. He teaches conversational French at Saint Anselm College.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2005

    Down Memory lane

    I went through the book and loved it. It brought back to mind a lot of the places I vaguely remember when I was just a kid back in the 50's & 60's, but are now long since gone. One in particular was the old orphanage on Hanover St., just east of where Sacred Heart hospital building is(was). I never thought much about it until I saw the picture and all of a sudden I remembered the building! Again, very good book. Definitely worth it for jogging all the cobwebs loose on some of the buildings that still existed when I was growing up

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