Ohio in Historic Postcards: Self-Portrait of a State

Ohio in Historic Postcards: Self-Portrait of a State

by H. Roger Grant
     
 

The first section of Ohio in Historic Postcards describes the rise of the picture postcard and its Golden Age and gives a sketch of turn-of-the-century Ohio, a burgeoning economic power. Section two is an album of postcards divided into ten sections: Ohio Landscapes, Commercial Structures, Public Buildings, Monuments and Memorials, Religion, Education, Transportation,… See more details below

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The first section of Ohio in Historic Postcards describes the rise of the picture postcard and its Golden Age and gives a sketch of turn-of-the-century Ohio, a burgeoning economic power. Section two is an album of postcards divided into ten sections: Ohio Landscapes, Commercial Structures, Public Buildings, Monuments and Memorials, Religion, Education, Transportation, Industry, Ohioans at Work, and Ohioans at Play. Each unit of postcards begins with an overview of Ohio's progress in the areas depicted on the cards. H. Roger Grant effectively illustrates the importance of the cards, both as artifacts and as images, and ties them to the story of Ohio.

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An introduction discussing the picture postcard in Ohio during the early years of the century is followed by an album divided into ten sections covering such themes as landscapes, commerce, religion, education, and Ohioans at play. While the images themselves are revealing of everyday life in the state, each section also includes a brief commentary. 7.5x7.5<">. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9780873385695
Publisher:
Kent State University Press
Publication date:
05/12/1997
Pages:
257
Product dimensions:
7.42(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.85(d)

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