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In the first book of its kind, landscape historian John Jakle turns his attention to early-twentieth-century views of America's cities at night, in this collection of rare postcards.
Title: Postcards of the Night: Views of American Cities (New)
Publisher: Museum of New Mexico Press: 2003
ISBN Number: 0890134561
ISBN Number 13: 9780890134566
Book Condition: New
Jacket Condition: New
Item: 26.00 Item
Seller ID: 035504
Description: Illustrated with eighty vintage city postcards made between the turn of the twentieth century and through the 1970's (with the emphasis on the first four decades), historical geographer, John A Jakle turns his attention to early-twentieth-century nocturnal views of America's cities and to the role of the picture postcard in popular culture. 'Postcard images', the author writes, "offered important visual 'fixes' -- mental templates for visualizing cities -- the vista of a downtown street at night, or a bird's eye view of a vividly lit downtown, or the dramatic lighting of monuments and other architectural landmarks. As a result, the popularity and proliferation of the penny postcard influenced how Americans thought about cities as landscape displays." New copy in publisher's shrink wrap. This book would make a great gift. Full refund if not satisfied.