Download American Holiday Postcards, 1905–1915: Imagery and Context by Daniel Gifford PDF

By Daniel Gifford

within the early twentieth century, postcards have been the most very important and well known expressions of vacation sentiment in American tradition. thousands of such postcards circulated between networks of neighborhood and kinfolk as a part of a bigger American postcard craze. although, their makes use of and meanings have been faraway from universal.
This e-book argues that vacation postcards circulated essentially between rural and small city, Northern, white ladies with Anglo-Saxon and Germanic heritages. via research of a huge variety 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. various narratives are hence published: the debates generated via the rustic existence circulate; the empowering manifestations of the hot 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 before everything appear to be a laugh expressions of a halcyon earlier. but with wisdom of viewers and historic conflicts, this publication demonstrates how the postcard photographs exhibit deep divides on the top of the innovative Era.

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