By Daniel Gifford
This booklet argues that vacation postcards circulated basically between rural and small city, Northern, white girls with Anglo-Saxon and Germanic heritages. via research of a extensive variety of assets, Daniel Gifford recreates the historical past of postcards to account for those particular audiences, and reconsiders the postcard phenomenon as an image-based dialog between specific teams of usa citizens. a number of narratives are hence published: the debates generated by means of the rustic lifestyles flow; 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 a laugh expressions of a halcyon previous. but with wisdom of viewers and ancient conflicts, this booklet demonstrates how the postcard pictures show deep divides on the peak of the revolutionary Era.
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