San Antonio in the 1920s and 1930s

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While recounting the story of a childhood in San Antonio, Mary Linvingston also tells the story that exemplifies the opportunities and struggles faced by countless people growing up during this time of opportunity and change in America. The author's memories and reflections are illustrated by over 100 photographs, providing readers with an authentic view of life in San Antonio in the early twentieth century. From detailed accounts of canning fruits and vegetable during the Depression, watching movies at the Majestic Theater, and life on a "domestic zoo," to colorful antecdotes about makeing tamales, shopping for shoes using an X-ray machine, and visiting the San Antonio parks and missions, this entertaining and educational book will give older readers and younger readers a glimps of a way of life that is long gone, but not forgotten.
ISBN: 9780738501529
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Texas
Series: Voices of America
Images: 200
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Mary Livingston spent years recording her remembrances with amazing clarity, while her sister, Frances Pryor, edited the text and provided the photographs from family scrapbooks as well as the Institute of Texan Cultures. Their effort has produced a book that will provide readers with a veritable picure of San Antonio as it grew into the vibrant and colorful city we know today.
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