By Daniel Gifford
This e-book argues that vacation postcards circulated basically between rural and small city, Northern, white girls with Anglo-Saxon and Germanic heritages. via research of a vast 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 particular teams of american citizens. various narratives are therefore published: the debates generated by way of the rustic lifestyles move; the empowering manifestations of the recent 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 before everything appear to be fun expressions of a halcyon prior. but with wisdom of viewers and ancient conflicts, this publication demonstrates how the postcard photos show deep divides on the peak of the innovative Era.
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American Holiday Postcards, 1905–1915: Imagery and Context by Daniel Gifford