Westport and Weston in Vintage Postcards

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From the 1890s through the 1920s, the postcard was an extraordinarilypopular means of communication, and many of the postcards producedduring this "golden age" can today be considered works of art.Westport, Connecticut, a tourist mecca with an artistic reputation, hasbeen captured on numerous postcards featuring scenes of the New Englandtown's shore, its restaurants and inns, and its stately homes and gardens.The neighboring town of Weston, where the beauty of the surroundings isparamount, featured captivating nature scenes. These images, printed aspostcards and sold in general stores across the country, survive as tellingreminders of an important era in America's history.This fascinating new history of Westport and Weston, Connecticut,showcases more than two hundred of the bestvintage postcards dating fromthe late 1800s to the 1950s.
ISBN: 9780738590424
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Connecticut
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Collected by William L. Scheffler and local historical societies, the snapshots in this informative volume provide readers with a delightful trip down memory lane, bringing an important period of the area's history to life for visitors and members of the younger generation.
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