Remembering Charlotte: Postcards from a New South City, 1905-1950

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From early hand-colored cards printed in Germany to photographic views in both color and black and white, Mary Boyer's extensive collection of postcards yields a unique glimpse of Charlotte, North Carolina, during the time of extraordinary growth that underpins today's dynamic city.

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Overview

From early hand-colored cards printed in Germany to photographic views in both color and black and white, Mary Boyer's extensive collection of postcards yields a unique glimpse of Charlotte, North Carolina, during the time of extraordinary growth that underpins today's dynamic city.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
As is absolutely crucial in a book of this sort, the production values are very good indeed.

Virginia Quarterly Review

[These] postcard images reflect the pride, energy, and immense change that transformed Charlotte into . . . 'an extraordinary New South city.'

Our State

A charming visual record . . . that will be treasured by long term and new residents of the city.

North Carolina Traveler

History buffs and postcard fans alike will adore this volume.

Creative Loafing

Catherine Bishir
Filled with colorful images and nuggets of local history, Remembering Charlotte is a postcard from the past, recalling the energy and elegance of bygone days in the booming business capital of the Carolinas. Every Charlottean, oldtimer or newcomer, will find treats in this book.
Virginia Quarterly Review
As is absolutely crucial in a book of this sort, the production values are very good indeed. The paper is heavy, the reproductions of the cards beautifully done.
North Carolina Traveler
A charming visual record of a Charlotte that has largely vanished, one that will be treasured by long term and new residents of the city and welcomed by the legions of postcard collectors all over the world.
Creative Loafing
History buffs and postcard fans alike will adore this volume. The reproductions are clear, crisp and mostly in color, and the history is conversational and well researched.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807848715
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 10/23/2000
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,433,246
  • Product dimensions: 10.07 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Charlottean Mary Kratt is an award-winning author of twelve books of history, biography, and poetry, including Charlotte: Spirit of the New South and Legacy: The Myers Park Story. She has taught English and American studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Mary Manning Boyer has been collecting postcards for decades, and her collection, on which this book is based, numbers about eight hundred. Boyer has been recognized by the Mint Museum of Art and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission for her contributions to local historic preservation. She lives in Cornelius.

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Table of Contents

Preface ix
Introduction 1
Chapter 1. Around Town: City and Street Views 11
Chapter 2. Where We Lived: Residences and Neighborhoods 27
Chapter 3. Leisure Time: Entertainment, Clubs, Recreation, Parks, Sports 45
Chapter 4. Governmental Business: Courthouses, City Halls, Public Buildings 63
Chapter 5. Visiting in Town: Hotels and Restaurants 71
Chapter 6. Where We Worshipped: Churches 81
Chapter 7. Doing Business: Commercial, Industry, Textiles 91
Chapter 8. Treating the Sick: Hospitals 117
Chapter 9. Getting There: Transportation 123
Chapter 10. Places of Learning: Schools and Colleges 131
Chapter 11. Soldiers and Heroes: Military, Parades, and Monuments 141
Chapter 12. Messages: Novelty Cards 153
Selected Bibliography 155
Index 159
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