Central Park

Author: Edward J. Levine
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738555072
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Since it opened in 1858, Central Park has been one of New York's most-photographed landmarks. However, while some of the park remains as it was then, much of the park's landscape has changed over the years. Through historic images and contemporary photographs by Denise Stavis Levine, Central Park provides a previously unseen glimpse of the park's hidden history and brings it up to date.

Mansfield in Vintage Postcards

Author: Timothy Brian McKee
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738531724
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Take a trolley tour around Mansfield, Ohio, by way of this collection of vintage postcards. Starting the tour with The Square, see the series of ornate government seats built here, like the 1840 Greek Revival and 1878 Victorian courthouses, as well as the fountain and the gazebo located there. Next, traveling into the Downtown now encompassed by the Carousel and Central Park Districts, explore Main Street and the old hotels, the stone churches, and the railroad depots. From there, progressing to The Flats, catch a glimpse of the industries and the now-vanished agricultural works. Heading into The Neighborhoods from Downtown, visit the schools, the churches, and the Children's Home. And finally, following the tracks out past the Sturges area and Senator Sherman's mansion, ride to the end of the tracks to see Luna Park, Kingwood, and the Ohio State Reformatory.

Louisville

Author: John E. Findling
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738567884
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Founded in 1778 as a portage point on the lower Ohio River, Louisville was closely tied to river commerce for a century. In the 1880s, the Southern Exposition and the growth of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad did much to establish the city as an important commercial link between the North and South. By 1900, Louisville was the 18th largest city in America, with a population of just over 200,000. The city had a vibrant downtown with elegant office buildings and hotels and one of the finest park systems in the country, designed by the Olmsted brothers in the 1890s. In Louisville, more than 200 postcards present a visual record of the institutions, prosperity, and charm of the river city.

Oxnard

Author: Jeffrey Wayne Maulhardt
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738569376
Format: PDF
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The Southern California city of Oxnard has its roots in agriculture. From the original dry-farming crops to labor-intensive sugar beets and most recently strawberries, each crop brought a new group of people to Ventura Countys largest city, located 60 miles north of Los Angeles. Many chapters of Oxnards enduring history have been captured on postcards and distributed to family and friends around the world. Arcadia Publishings Postcard History series allows these images to come home and tell the story once again.

Henderson

Author: Susan Sommers Thurman
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738553559
Format: PDF
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These vintage picture postcards take readers on a trip through the history of Henderson. Featured are the city's many remarkable parks, businesses, hotels, schools, and homes--some lost to time and some transported into the 21st century. The images and stories in this book will entertain and educate architecture buffs, rail fans, river enthusiasts, historians, and visitors and residents, past and present.

Winter Park in Vintage Postcards

Author: Robin Chapman
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439629897
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The perfume of the orange blossoms . . . the beauty of every scene, combine to make me wonder whether I am not in Paradise, wrote one visitor to Winter Park, Florida, in 1918. Just five miles north of Orlando, Winter Parks oak-lined brick streets and its quiet lakes have been attracting visitors since the late 19th century, when U.S. president Chester A. Arthur declared, This is the prettiest spot I have seen in Florida. The New Englandlike city in the heart of the subtropics was once home to the Seminole Hotel, the largest resort south of Jacksonville. In 1885, prestigious Rollins College was founded here, the first institution of higher learning in Florida.

Allentown

Author: Kevin S. Gildner
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439617783
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Allentown is many things to many different people. It is a historical city, a city of churches, a city of immigrants, and a place that values hard work, education, and recreation. This is a city with rich and unique stories to tell. Allentown captures historical stories such as the hiding of the Liberty Bell, early railroad and canal transportation, and the training of World War I ambulance drivers. Other stories include how politics influenced the building of a world-class park system. This rare collection of postcards depicts how the people of Allentown shaped the city into their idea of the American dream.

Grinnell in Vintage Postcards

Author: Bill Menner
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738532271
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From an abolitionist hotbed to the home of a prestigious liberal arts college, Grinnell, Iowa, is known across the country as a "jewel of the prairie." Originally conceived as a Congregationalist utopia, Grinnell developed a reputation as a highly-educated community with a wealth of incredible architecture. It was also a turn-of-the-century industrial hub, despite a population of less than 5,000, where buggies, early automobiles, and gloves were made. The historic postcards in this book recall a community on the verge of transition, from a small agriculture-based town on the prairie to a thriving center of commerce and higher education. They provide a remarkable glimpse of the buildings that make up what is now a "Historic Commercial District" on the National Register of Historic Places. Still others are visual reminders of great buildings-both in the community and on the Grinnell College campus-that now exist only in memory.

Manhattan s Musical Heritage

Author: Tara Preston
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738544502
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Manhattan is an important site in the evolution of all the major innovations in American music, ranging from vaudeville and big bands to folk music, modern jazz, and rock and roll. Manhattan's Musical Heritage, a fascinating postcard history, takes readers on a journey back in time and place to the scenes of seminal musical events and performances. Individual musical greats from Al Jolson to John Lennon are featured, as this book details the locations forever associated with their lives and careers. Armchair travelers and those who enjoy walks in the streets of Manhattan will find this volume useful in discovering the amazing musical history of this special place.

Macon in Vintage Postcards

Author: Vickie Leach Prater
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738502007
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From the 1890s through the 1920s, the postcard was an extraordinarily popular means of communication, and many of the postcards produced during this "golden age" can today be considered works of art. Postcard photographers traveled the length and breadth of the nation snapping photographs of busy street scenes, documenting local landmarks, and assembling crowds of local children only too happy to pose for a picture. These images, printed as postcards and sold in general stores across the country, survive as telling reminders of an important era in America's history. This fascinating history of Macon, Georgia, showcases more than 200 of the best vintage postcards available.