The Hudson-Fulton Celebration of 1909 honored the tercentennial of Henry Hudsonís great find for the Dutch and the centennial of Robert Fultonís steamboat. These events anchored settlements along the Hudson River valley and helped to define this famous region. The celebration, which coincided with the heyday of the penny postcard, was a multi-week, cross-state parade and party. Among its many vintage images, Hudson-Fulton Celebration of 1909 features unique postcards from the magnificent event by blockbuster artist Bernhardt Wall, renowned publisher Raphael Tuck, and an official souvenir series from the Redfield Brothers.
Author Bio: Edward F. Levine began collecting vintage postcards 40 years ago. Specializing in exposition cards, he has assembled one of the largest groupings of Hudson-Fulton Celebration postcards. Roger Panetta is a visiting professor of history at Fordham University, curator of Fordham University Librariesí Hudson River Collection, and an adjunct curator for history at the Hudson River Museum. His publications have focused on the history and culture of the Hudson River valley, and he appeared in Bill Moyerís 1999 television documentary, Americaís First River.
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