Download e-book for iPad: American Holiday Postcards, 1905–1915: Imagery and Context by Daniel Gifford

By Daniel Gifford

ISBN-10: 0786478179

ISBN-13: 9780786478170

within the early twentieth century, postcards have been probably the most vital and renowned expressions of vacation sentiment in American tradition. hundreds of thousands of such postcards circulated between networks of group and relatives as a part of a bigger American postcard craze. in spite of 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 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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