Title: Remembering Charlotte: Postcards from a New ...
Publication Date: 2000
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Edition: 1st Edition.
KRATT, MARY. Remembering Charlotte: Postcards from a New South City, 1905- 1950. The University of North Carolina Press, (2000). 163 pp., 1st ed., hdcvr, many illus., v.g.+/v.g.+. Bookseller Inventory # 47828
Synopsis: From early hand-colored cards printed in Germany to photographic views in both color and black and white, Mary Boyer's extensive collection of postcards yields a unique glimpse of Charlotte, North Carolina, during the time of extraordinary growth that underpins today's dynamic city.
The postcards--many of them rare and valuable--portray people, hotels, parks, city and street views, residences, schools, sports venues, government buildings, churches, theaters, and more. Many of the buildings portrayed in the cards were subsequently demolished to make way for larger, more modern structures. The extensive captions go well beyond simply describing the scene on each postcard, offering little-known details of Charlotte's diverse social history and lore.
The resulting pictorial history forms a charming visual record of a Charlotte that has largely vanished, one that will be treasured by long-term and new residents of the city and welcomed by the legions of postcard collectors all over the world.
"This is a handsome book, based on an inspired idea given a quite satisfying treatment. . . . As is absolutely crucial in a book of this sort, the production values are very good indeed. The paper is heavy, the reproductions of the cards beautifully done. One could be sitting in the parlor of a handsome old DAR, going through a scrapbook meticulously kept of a time in the New South no longer so new anymore. . . . A lovely book."-- Virginia Quarterly Review
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