Bristol to Knoxville: A Postcard Tour

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Bristol to Knoxville: A Postcard Tour takes us on a journey back to a simpler time, 1939, and invites us to tour the towns of East Tennessee by means of the picture postcard. The 1930s were fascinating years in America. It was a time of struggle, and yet of hope; of hardship, and yet of optimism. America fought her way through the Depression to emerge the better for it, and those who came through were determined to live the American dream. In 1939, as in previous decades, the postcard was a supremely popular means of fast and easy communication. Postcard companies sent their photographers all overAmerica, to cities and crossroads alike. These photographers captured on film scenes that would prove popular commercially, but in doing so, they were unknowingly creating a tremendous archive of historical images that are of great value today for the insights they offer into the way life was lived in the early twentieth century.
ISBN: 9780738568621
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Tennessee
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
In this book, Elena Irish Zimmerman asks us to imagine that we are traveling from Bristol to Knoxville in the 1930s, perhaps in a 1937 Ford, in order to view the communities of Bristol, Elizabethton, Johnson City, Jonesboro, Erwin, Tusculum, Greeneville, Newport, Dandridge, Kimberlin Heights, and Knoxville. With a wide variety of postcards accompanied by interesting and informative historical information, this tour is a delightful trip down memory lane that can be enjoyed from the car or from the armchair, and one that will be treasured by young and old, resident and visitor alike.
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