Westfield in Vintage Postcards

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The early twentieth century was a vibrant era for the world of postcards. Here, in this stunning collection from the Westfield Athenaeum, the history of the town is told, using rare and antique postcards. The old trolleys and street scenes come to life in this volume, along with the parades and celebrations of early Westfield. Hampton Ponds and Stanley Park, two popular recreation spots in town, can be seen in days gone by. Postcards were also used for local advertising to sell everything from men's clothing to hotels. Westfield is sure to entertain and enlighten readers with its diverse images.
ISBN: 9780738504766
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Massachusetts
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Joan B. Ackerman is the coauthor of two Arcadia Publishing titles on the history of Westfield. She is the reference librarian at the Westfield Athenaeum and an avid postcard collector. Here, she presents a wonderful compilation selected from the athenaeum archives, the Western Hampden Historical Society, and private collections.
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