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 vital and renowned expressions of vacation sentiment in American tradition. thousands of such postcards circulated between networks of group and kinfolk as a part of a bigger American postcard craze. although, their makes use of and meanings have been faraway from universal.
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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