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The Resource As we were : American photographic postcards, 1905-1930, Rosamond B. Vaule ; foreward by Richard Benson

As we were : American photographic postcards, 1905-1930, Rosamond B. Vaule ; foreward by Richard Benson

Label
As we were : American photographic postcards, 1905-1930
Title
As we were
Title remainder
American photographic postcards, 1905-1930
Statement of responsibility
Rosamond B. Vaule ; foreward by Richard Benson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Today, no one seriously doubts the value, both aesthetic and historic, of the ubiquitous American photographic postcard. This was the medium that really brought photography to the masses; these cards were affordable, they were topical, and they could be sent for a penny anywhere in the country. The variety of imagery, much of it developed anonymously in small studios, much of it taken by inspired amateurs, displays early-twentieth-century America in all its variety and vitality." "Most postcards were mass produced and printed in ink by the collotype or halftone process. But a few were original photographic prints, exposed directly from glass plates or film negatives."
  • "In this book, Rosamond B. Vaule selects the best of them, from all over the country, addressing their social and historical contexts, explaining the mysteries of their manufacture and dissemination, and describing the characteristics and identities of their makers, many of whose names and studios are listed in the book. But without doubt, it is the images themselves that still hold us: storefronts and townships, frisky children and sober adults, airships and barn raisings. More than two hundred are reproduced here, each in fine-line duotone."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vaule, Rosamond B
Dewey number
779/.997391
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E168
LC item number
.V385 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Postcards
  • Photography
  • United States
  • United States
  • Postkarte
  • Photographie
  • Soziale Situation <Motiv>
Label
As we were : American photographic postcards, 1905-1930, Rosamond B. Vaule ; foreward by Richard Benson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 214-[216])
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
55055410
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
215 pages, 1 unnumbered page
Isbn
9781567922509
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004008813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)55055410
Label
As we were : American photographic postcards, 1905-1930, Rosamond B. Vaule ; foreward by Richard Benson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 214-[216])
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
55055410
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
215 pages, 1 unnumbered page
Isbn
9781567922509
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004008813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)55055410

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