Shreveport in Vintage Postcards

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Between the end of the 19th century and the present day, roughly 2,000 postcards were produced depicting scenes and landmarks in the city of Shreveport and the surrounding area. Most of these were made and distributed during the golden age of postcards, from approximately 1905 through the 1920s. In all, more than half of Shreveport's 170-year history is represented on postcards. Ranging from advertising and promotional cards to scenic views and fold-out souvenirs, the cards showcased the community's growth and development.
ISBN: 9780738517469
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Louisiana
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Well-known Shreveport journalist and historian Eric J. Brock, author of 12 books on Shreveport and Louisiana subjects, draws from his personal collection of postcards to produce this unique history of his home city. From the benign to the bizarre and everything in-between, the postcards of Shreveport's past show us what previous generations of citizens saw as significant about their home. Shreveport in Vintage Postcards acts as a mirror of the city, reflecting the memories, events, people, and places of bygone days.
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