A Delaware Album, 1900-1930

A Delaware Album, 1900-1930

by George Miller

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A Delaware Album, 1900-1930 contains over 300 postcard photographs from the entire state taken during the period from 1900 to 1930. Arranged by subjects—City and Town Views; Delaware Beaches; Amusements; Industry and Agriculture; Signs of the Times; Trains, Trolleys, and Automobiles; Water Transportation; Schools; Religion; Businesses; Hotels and Motels—each photo has a caption ranging from a sentence or two to several paragraphs. The book's introduction detail how the cards were produced, analyzes the subject matter depicted on the cards, documents the history of several of the most prominent local photographers in the state whose work is found almost only on postcards, and traces the evolution and popularization of postcard photography.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611490459
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
Publication date: 04/15/2011
Series: Cultural Studies of Delaware and the Eastern Shore
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

George Miller is a professor of English at the University of Delaware and a former Chair of the Department. Miller has collected and written about Delaware postcards for several decades, edited a Delaware historical society newsletter, and lectured throughout the state on Delaware history and postcards through the Delaware Humanities Forum. The author of seven books and over 200 articles, he has written extensively about postcards and American popular culture at the turn of 20th century. He co-authored Picture Postcards in the United States, 1893-1918 (Clarkson N. Potter, 1976), the definitive history of the American postcard, and A Pennsylvania Album (Penn State Univ. Press, 1979), a collection similar to this.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Acknowledgements
Chapter 3 Appendix
Chapter 4 City and Town Views
Chapter 5 Delaware Beaches
Chapter 6 Amusements
Chapter 7 Industry and Agriculture
Chapter 8 Signs of the Times
Chapter 9 Trains, Trolleys, and Automobiles
Chapter 10 Water Transportation
Chapter 11 Schools
Chapter 12 Religion
Chapter 13 Businesses
Chapter 14 Hotels and Motels
Chapter 15 For Further Reading

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