By Daniel Gifford

ISBN-10: 0786478179

ISBN-13: 9780786478170

within the early twentieth century, postcards have been some of the most vital and well known expressions of vacation sentiment in American tradition. thousands of such postcards circulated between networks of group and kinfolk as a part of a bigger American postcard craze. despite the fact that, their makes use of and meanings have been faraway from universal.
This e-book argues that vacation postcards circulated basically between rural and small city, Northern, white ladies with Anglo-Saxon and Germanic heritages. via research of a huge diversity of assets, Daniel Gifford recreates the background of postcards to account for those particular audiences, and reconsiders the postcard phenomenon as an image-based dialog between unique teams of usa citizens. numerous narratives are therefore printed: the debates generated via the rustic lifestyles circulation; the empowering manifestations of the recent girl; the civic privileges of whiteness; and the position of rising technologies.
From Santa Claus to Easter bunnies, flag-waving turkeys to gun-toting cupids, vacation postcards initially appear to be fun expressions of a halcyon previous. but with wisdom of viewers and ancient conflicts, this ebook demonstrates how the postcard photos show deep divides on the top of the revolutionary Era.

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