St. Tammany Parish Postcards: A Glimpse Back in Time

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Features more than one hundred vintage postcards from the author's extensive personal collection. These images, originally published from the 1900s to the 1960s, capture many familiar sights and landmarks from this historic region north of New Orleans, including the White Kitchen in Slidell and the Mugnier Hotel in Mandeville. Collectors and historians alike will treasure the memories evoked by this collection of a priceless part of Louisiana's past.
ISBN: 9781589802476
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
State: Louisiana
Series: Parish Histories
Images: 25
Pages: 80
Dimensions: 9 (w) x 9 (h)
Ashleigh Austin's first book was inspired by her own collection of vintage postcards. As a Louisiana native now living in the Ozarks, she sought out cards that not only reminded her of home, but that also recorded local landmarks that have disappeared. "I am so grateful to all those early postcard photographers and publishers for having the foresight to capture pieces of history," she says. Ms. Austin was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her family later left the city, moving across Lake Ponchartrain to St. Tammany Parish when the author was nine years old. She graduated from Slidell High School and attended Southeastern Louisiana University as an English major. Ms. Austin continues to explore and celebrate her Southern heritage through her writing and through her historical and genealogical research. She is also an accomplished singer. Ashleigh Austin lives in Springfield, Missouri.
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