San Francisco
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The golden age of postcards coincided with several momentous events in San Francisco history, including a major earthquake and fire destroying over one third of the city, rapid reconstruction, strikes, political upheaval, parades, festivals, and a world’s fair. From World War I through World War II, jazz-age San Francisco experienced a building boom of houses, skyscrapers, and engineering marvels such as the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge, creating a marvelous Bay Area landscape documented on thousands of ubiquitous, inexpensive picture postcards popular with both visiting tourists and local residents.
Arcadia Publishing
: 9780738580852
: Arcadia Publishing
: 08/23/2010
: California
: Postcard History Series
: 224 Black And White
: 128
: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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Robert W. Bowen, a past president of the San Francisco Bay Area Post Card Club, provides a unique look at San Francisco history from his family collection of vintage San Francisco postcards. Bowen was awarded the San Francisco History Association’s 2009 Dr. Albert Shumate Award in appreciation of his dedication to the preservation of San Francisco history.
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