Allentown is many things to many different people. It is a historical city, a city of churches, a city of immigrants, and a place that values hard work, education, and recreation. This is a city with rich and unique stories to tell. Allentown captures historical stories such as the hiding of the Liberty Bell, early railroad and canal transportation, and the training of World War I ambulance drivers. Other stories include how politics influenced the building of a world-class park system. This rare collection of postcards depicts how the people of Allentown shaped the city into their idea of the American dream.
About the Author
Allentown native Kevin S. Gildner assembled a collection of vintage postcards to take readers back to a simpler time and remind them of Allentown's unusual charm and character.