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From the 1890s through the 1920s, the postcard was an extraordinarily popular means of communication, and many of the postcards produced during this "golden age" can today be considered works of art. Postcard photographers traveled the length and breadth of the nation snapping photographs of busy street scenes, documenting local landmarks, and assembling crowds of friends and neighbors only too happy to pose for a picture. These images, printed as postcards and sold in general stores across the country, survive as telling reminders of an important era in America's history. This fascinating new history of Mississippi showcases more than two hundred of the best vintage postcards available, all organized into six geographical areas. Several family histories and other historical facts add to the richness of this book.
|Publisher:||Arcadia Publishing SC|
|Series:||Postcard History Series|
|Product dimensions:||9.00(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Collected and interpreted by Wynelle Scott Deese, the images in this informative volume encourage a thoughtful contemplation of the past. Musing through Towns in Mississippi takes readers on a trip down memory lane, bringing to life an important period of the area's history for visitors and members of the younger generation.