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By Daniel Gifford

ISBN-10: 0786478179

ISBN-13: 9780786478170

within the early twentieth century, postcards have been the most very important and renowned expressions of vacation sentiment in American tradition. thousands of such postcards circulated between networks of group and relations as a part of a bigger American postcard craze. notwithstanding, their makes use of and meanings have been faraway from universal.
This publication argues that vacation postcards circulated essentially between rural and small city, Northern, white girls with Anglo-Saxon and Germanic heritages. via research of a vast variety of assets, Daniel Gifford recreates the heritage of postcards to account for those particular audiences, and reconsiders the postcard phenomenon as an image-based dialog between specific teams of usa citizens. various narratives are therefore printed: the debates generated by means of the rustic existence stream; the empowering manifestations of the hot lady; the civic privileges of whiteness; and the function of rising technologies.
From Santa Claus to Easter bunnies, flag-waving turkeys to gun-toting cupids, vacation postcards at the start appear to be fun expressions of a halcyon prior. but with wisdom of viewers and ancient conflicts, this ebook demonstrates how the postcard photos exhibit deep divides on the peak of the revolutionary Era.

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