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  • Postcards

    True Stories That Never Happened

    by Jason Rodriguez

    “The inventive writers and illustrators who crafted these transporting stories just may convince you to trash your BlackBerry and buy some stamps.”–Frank Warren, author of PostSecretYou’ve seen them at flea markets and in antique shops and used-book stores across the country: Vintage postcards inscribed with handwritten notes, evocative messages that capture a thought, an expression, a concern, a ... Read more

    $8.79 AUD

  • The Mark Twain Collection

    by Mark Twain

    Samuel Langhorne Clemens known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. His novels include The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn(1885), the latter often called "The Great American Novel".Twain was raised in Hannibal, Missouri, which later provided the setting for Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD

  • Seattle

    by Mark Sundquist

    The Puget Sound region was inhabited by Native Americans for thousands of years before settlers arrived. After initially landing at Alki Beach in West Seattle, the Denny Party established a settlement on the eastern shores of Elliott Bay in 1852. For years, the cultural and commercial life centered around Yesler�s Wharf and Sawmill. The city grew rapidly following the 1870s after the discovery of ... Read more

    $19.95 AUD

  • Western Pennsylvania's Oil Heritage

    by Charles E. Williams

    series Postcard History Series
    The discovery of oil flowing from a well in the wilds of northwestern Pennsylvania shook the modern world in 1859. Refined as kerosene for lamps, a lubricant for home and industrial needs, and ultimately as a fuel for transportation in the form of gasoline, oil literally changed the world and defined global economics and politics. Western Pennsylvania�s Oil Heritage profiles the history of ... Read more

    $19.95 AUD

  • Amsterdam

    by Gerald R. Snyder and 1 more

    In the 1700s, Amsterdam was just a small trading village in upstate New York. Utilizing its superior location astride critical waterways, the village grew during the westward expansion of the early 1800s to become an industrial powerhouse. By the 20th century, Amsterdam had become America�s foremost rug-making center, nicknamed the �Carpet City,� and the seventh largest city in New York. Waves of ... Read more

    $19.95 AUD

  • Along Iowa's Historic Highway 20

    by Michael J. Till

    series Postcard History Series
    US Highway 20 was designated a federal highway in 1926. For the first half of the 20th century, it was the most important east-west road across northern Iowa, extending from the Mississippi to the Missouri River. The road connected 13 counties, four major metropolitan areas, and many smaller communities along its route. Fortunately, the historic two-lane road remains almost completely intact and ... Read more

    $19.95 AUD

  • Walker County, Alabama

    by Pat Morrison

    Walker County is a unique place inhabited by a unique people. Characters including George "Goober" Lindsey, Tallulah Bankhead, Sybil Gibson, and Eric "Butterbean" Esch, and communities including Cordova, Carbon Hill, and Day's Gap and Horse Creek-or as we know them today, Oakman and Dora-have all contributed to the county's rich history. In this volume of vintage postcard images, readers will ... Read more

    $19.95 AUD

  • As Cores Nos Selos Ordinários Brasileiros

    by Romeu Vani De Natale

    Um estudo sobre as nuances de cores nos selos ordinários brasileiros. ... Read more

    $12.31 AUD

  • Aberdeen in Vintage Postcards

    by Tom Hayes and 1 more

    series Postcard History
    Plotted and planned as a crossroads town along the developing Milwaukee Railroad, Aberdeen, South Dakota was first settled in 1881. With the arrival of the railroad in 1882, Aberdeen flourished. It earned the nickname of Hub City, serving as a railroad junction and agricultural center. Aberdeen's ability to adapt to a changing economy has led to steady growth and has made it the third largest city ... Read more

    $19.95 AUD

  • Swannanoa Valley

    by Mary McPhail Standaert and 1 more

    series Postcard History Series
    The Swannanoa Valley lies to the east of Asheville, North Carolina, and is surrounded by some of the highest mountains in the eastern United States. The eastern boundary of the valley follows the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and travelers entering through the Swannanoa Gap emerge into the beautiful �Land of the Sky.� In the 1900s, multiple large religious assemblies were founded here. ... Read more

    $19.95 AUD

  • Southeast Georgia in Vintage Postcards

    by Gary L. Doster

    series Postcard History Series
    From the 1890s through the 1920s, the postcard was an extraordinarily popular means of communication, and many of the postcards produced during this �golden age� can today be considered works of art. Postcard photographers traveled the length and breadth of the nation snapping photographs of busy street scenes, documenting local landmarks, and assembling crowds of local children only too happy to ... Read more

    $19.95 AUD

  • City of Westminster

    Photographs and Postcards From The Archives of Judges of Hastings Ltd

    by Warren Grynberg

    London is the largest capital city in Europe, and is more than just one city. London is two very different cities. To the east is the City of London, the financial city where London began 2,000 years ago. To the west is the City of Westminster, the city of government, religion and entertainment, with many theatres, cinemas, cafés, restaurants and pubs, shopping, and most importantly, 1,000 years ... Read more

    $21.44 AUD

  • Delray Beach

    by Dorothy Patterson and 1 more

    series Postcard History Series
    Travel the roads and waterways of Delray Beach history through lovingly collected postcards. In the 1890s, a diverse group of settlers began gathering on the southeast coast of Florida to build a new community. These pioneers sought the freedom, adventure, and economic opportunity provided by the new Florida East Coast Railway. Delray�s population was distinctive for its respect for education, ... Read more

    $19.95 AUD

  • Altoona

    by David W. Seidel

    The Pennsylvania Railroad was incorporated in 1846 and immediately began the task of finding an all-rail route to connect Philadelphia with Pittsburgh. The Pennsylvania Railroad surveyed possible routes and arrived on a valley floor at the base of the Allegheny Mountains in 1849 that was primarily occupied by the David Robeson farm. As people arrived for employment opportunities, the railroad ... Read more

    $19.95 AUD

  • Cocktails Across America: A Postcard View of Cocktail Culture in the 1930s, '40s, and '50s

    by Diane Lapis and 1 more

    50 20th century cocktail recipes, illustrated with vintage postcardsCocktail culture boomed in the United States after Prohibition, starting with the jazz-filled cocktail lounges and elegant supper clubs in New York City and, as rail and automotive travel advanced, flowing all the way to the postwar-era resorts and cabaret night spots of California and beyond. Barkeepers and mixologists across the ... Read more

    $25.84 AUD

  • Allentown

    by Kevin S. Gildner

    series Postcard History Series
    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 ... Read more

    $19.95 AUD

  • Homestead and Mifflin Township

    by Jim Hartman and 1 more

    Homestead and Mifflin Township shows an era of days gone by through the medium of postcards. Mifflin Township was one of the seven original townships when Allegheny County was formed, and it covered the Monongahela River as well as the present-day communities of Clairton, Duquesne, Dravosburg, Hays, Homestead, Jefferson Hills, Lincoln Place, Munhall, Pleasant Hills, West Elizabeth, West Homestead, ... Read more

    $19.95 AUD

  • Open Letters

    Russian Popular Culture and the Picture Postcard 1880-1922

    by Alison Rowley

    During the fin-de-siècle and early revolutionary eras, picture postcards were an important medium of communication for Russians of all backgrounds. In Open Letters, the most comprehensive study of Russian picture postcards to date, Alison Rowley uses this medium to explore a variety of aspects of Russian popular culture. The book is lavishly illustrated with more than 130 images, most of which ... Read more

    $89.75 AUD

  • Southeastern Berks County

    by Patricia Wanger Smith

    series Postcard History Series
    Berks County was established in 1752 from portions of Chester, Lancaster, and Philadelphia Counties, but its early settlers had already left their marks on the area. Southeastern Berks County covers a mythical trip between the villages Oley, Englesville, Exeter, Yellow House, Earlville, Amityville, Douglassville, Pine Forge, Little Oley, Greshville, Moreysville, Boyertown, Gabelsville, Shanesville ... Read more

    $19.95 AUD

  • West Chester

    by Bruce Edward Mowday

    series Postcard History Series
    West Chester has grown from the sleepy village originally known as Turk�s Head in the 1700s to a bustling community hosting West Chester University, a thriving educational institution. The selection of West Chester as the seat of Chester County�s government in 1785 led citizens to march on the town �armed with a field-piece, a barrel of whiskey, and other warlike munitions.� Architect Thomas U. ... Read more

    $19.95 AUD

  • San Francisco

    by Robert W. Bowen

    The golden age of postcards coincided with several momentous events in San Francisco history, including a major earthquake and fire destroying over one third of the city, rapid reconstruction, strikes, political upheaval, parades, festivals, and a world�s fair. From World War I through World War II, jazz-age San Francisco experienced a building boom of houses, skyscrapers, and engineering marvels ... Read more

    $19.95 AUD

  • Sebastian and Crawford Counties

    by Steven Hanley and 1 more

    Sebastian and Crawford Counties are among Arkansas�s most historic areas with their location on what was once the edge of the frontier. In this book, the authors capture the transition of both the large and the small communities from the 1800s into the middle of the 20th century through historic postcards. With carefully researched interpretation of the images, the book offers a fascinating walk ... Read more

    $19.95 AUD

  • Saugerties

    by Marjorie Fallows Block

    series Postcard History Series
    Saugerties, nestled between Esopus Creek and the Hudson River on one side and the Catskill Mountains on the other, is an old village first settled by the Dutch. Following the opening of the Erie Canal, industrialist Henry Barclay set into motion plans to use the area�s waterpower to turn Saugerties into an industrial community. The village became home to the Ulster Iron Works and Barclay�s paper ... Read more

    $19.95 AUD

  • Ventura

    by Glenda J. Jackson

    The city of Ventura traces its heritage back to the founding of Mission San Buenaventura in March 1782. The intervening eras have seen cattle drives down Main Street, revival tents in the marshy area now known as Pierpont, and the days when the Ventura trolley was the quickest way around town. The attractive images in this postcard tour through bygone times also include the stately Schiappapietra ... Read more

    $19.95 AUD