John Palmer, a reference librarian in the Local History and Genealogy Room of the St. Joseph County Public Library prior to his retirement, is a member of the Northern Indiana Historical Society, the South Bend Area Genealogical Society, and the Support the Fort Group, Inc. He is the author of South Bend: Crossroads of Commerce, also published by Arcadia.
South Bend in Vintage Postcardsby John Palmer
immigrants flooded into the area. Photo postcards, originally a quick and inexpensive form of communication, became key documents of South
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In the early 20th century, South Bend, Indiana's population more than tripled. Established industries like Studebaker and the Singer Sewing company rose to unprecedented heights of production, new businesses took root, and
immigrants flooded into the area. Photo postcards, originally a quick and inexpensive form of communication, became key documents of South Bend's growth, recording events,
businesses, landmarks, and people. Through nearly 200 vintage postcards, this book details South Bend's story from the turn of the 20th century to the aftermath of World War II. These images give a glimpse of lost glamour, representing the city as past generations witnessed it.
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