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 wide 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 american citizens. numerous narratives are therefore published: the debates generated by means of the rustic lifestyles circulation; the empowering manifestations of the recent girl; 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 first and foremost appear to be fun expressions of a halcyon previous. but with wisdom of viewers and ancient conflicts, this e-book demonstrates how the postcard photos 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