Hudson-Fulton Celebration of 1909

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The Hudson-Fulton Celebration of 1909 honored the tercentennial of Henry Hudson's great find for the Dutch and the centennial of Robert Fulton's 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.
ISBN: 9780738562810
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 223
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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 Libraries' 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 Moyer's 1999 television documentary, America's First River.
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