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South Boston, Massachusetts (Postcard History Series)

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During the early part of the 20th century, technological advances in the printing industry spawned a new fad: postcard collecting. Publishers dispatched photographers to communities throughout the country and produced iconic images that formed a portrait of the nation. Travelers used postcards to communicate with friends and family and to maintain a visual record of their itineraries. Although the fad was short lived, thousands of postcards and, in some cases, entire collections survive to this day. Through ...
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Overview

During the early part of the 20th century, technological advances in the printing industry spawned a new fad: postcard collecting. Publishers dispatched photographers to communities throughout the country and produced iconic images that formed a portrait of the nation. Travelers used postcards to communicate with friends and family and to maintain a visual record of their itineraries. Although the fad was short lived, thousands of postcards and, in some cases, entire collections survive to this day. Through vintage postcards, South Boston shows one of Boston's most beautiful neighborhoods with miles of sandy beaches, shaded thoroughfares, and well-kept brick and wood frame homes. South Boston is an Irish American enclave that has probably undergone fewer physical and social changes than any other section of the city.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738555287
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 11/28/2007
  • Series: Postcard History Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 961,182
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Sullivan, an English teacher at South Boston High School, has accumulated an extensive array of South Boston postcards. In South Boston, he provides a richly detailed historical context for these fascinating images of a bygone era.
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