By Daniel Gifford
This ebook argues that vacation postcards circulated essentially between rural and small city, Northern, white ladies with Anglo-Saxon and Germanic heritages. via research of a large diversity of resources, Daniel Gifford recreates the heritage of postcards to account for those particular audiences, and reconsiders the postcard phenomenon as an image-based dialog between unique teams of usa citizens. a number of narratives are hence published: the debates generated via the rustic lifestyles flow; 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 a laugh expressions of a halcyon earlier. but with wisdom of viewers and old conflicts, this e-book demonstrates how the postcard photographs display deep divides on the top of the revolutionary Era.
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American Holiday Postcards, 1905–1915: Imagery and Context by Daniel Gifford