San Francisco, California (Postcard History Series)

San Francisco, California (Postcard History Series)

by Robert W. Bowen
     
 

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The golden age of postcards coincided with several momentous events in San Francisco history, including a major earthquake and fire destroying over one third of the city, rapid reconstruction, strikes, political upheaval, parades, festivals, and a world's fair. From World War I through World War II, jazz-age San Francisco experienced a building boom of houses,

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The golden age of postcards coincided with several momentous events in San Francisco history, including a major earthquake and fire destroying over one third of the city, rapid reconstruction, strikes, political upheaval, parades, festivals, and a world's fair. From World War I through World War II, jazz-age San Francisco experienced a building boom of houses, skyscrapers, and engineering marvels such as the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge, creating a marvelous Bay Area landscape documented on thousands of ubiquitous, inexpensive picture postcards popular with both visiting tourists and local residents.

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In the past two hundred years, San Francisco has survived numerous fires, earthquakes, and acts of ecological upheaval. During that same period, they have experienced more than one astonishing building boom and several unplanned surges of urban growth. All of these have resulted in an ever-changing city, a metropolis where history not aggressively grasped is soon lost. San Francisco: Postcard History captures vintage black-and-white postcard of the City by the Bay caught in transition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738580852
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
08/24/2010
Series:
Postcard History Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.82(w) x 11.28(h) x 0.37(d)

Meet the Author


Robert W. Bowen, a past president of the San Francisco Bay Area Post Card Club, provides a unique look at San Francisco history from his family collection of vintage San Francisco postcards. Bowen was awarded the San Francisco History Association's 2009 Dr. Albert Shumate Award in appreciation of his dedication to the preservation of San Francisco history.

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