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    John A. Jakle(Author)

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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 visualising 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."
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  • PDF | 124 pages
  • John A. Jakle(Author)
  • Museum of New Mexico Press; 1st Edition edition (1 Aug. 2003)
  • English
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  • History

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  • By Stewart J. Brown on 10 March 2009

    The author has selected an excellent range of images, with wide coverage in terms of time and geography. If you're interested in postcards or in US urban development, this book is well worth having.


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