Oakland in Vintage Postcards (Postcard History Series)

Oakland in Vintage Postcards (Postcard History Series)

by Annalee Allen, Ed Clausen
     
 


Oakland became a transportation and industrial hub in the late 19th century as its oak-studded ranches and fruit orchards evolved into urban neighborhoods. Just as the postcard was born at the 1893 Chicago Columbian Exposition, Oakland began its transformation into a major city. As postcards grew in popularity, Oakland grew astride, led by two ambitious mayors,… See more details below

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Oakland became a transportation and industrial hub in the late 19th century as its oak-studded ranches and fruit orchards evolved into urban neighborhoods. Just as the postcard was born at the 1893 Chicago Columbian Exposition, Oakland began its transformation into a major city. As postcards grew in popularity, Oakland grew astride, led by two ambitious mayors, Frank K. Mott and John L. Davie. Mott, a proponent of the "City Beautiful" movement, fostered the creation of grand boulevards and imposing civic buildings, while his successor Davie oversaw expansion of the port, a regional parks system, and one of the first commercial airports in the nation. All of these, along with picturesque Lake Merritt, made excellent subjects for hundreds of postcards.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738530147
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
08/17/2005
Series:
Postcard History Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,355,128
Product dimensions:
6.62(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.37(d)

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