Rehoboth Beach in Vintage Postcards

Author: Gianni DeVincent Hayes
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738506869
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Rehoboth Beach is heralded as the “nation's summer capital.” Located along the Atlantic Coast within 100 miles of Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia, Delaware's treasured resort has provided millions of tourists with unforgettable memories along its mile-long boardwalk and white, sandy beach. Vintage postcards and photographs will allow readers to experience the thrill of this renowned beach and see why many have made Rehoboth their choice for vacations, holidays, and getaways time and time again-and why some call it home year-round. This photo album features then-and-now scenes of the beach, documents the rise of other attractions surrounding the area, pays homage to storms that shook the seacoast, and showcases some of the people, festivals, hotels, and motels that make this a special place to visit.

Delaware in Vintage Postcards

Author: Ellen Rendle
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738513805
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If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the 200 historic views in Delaware in Vintage Postcards provide eloquent commentary on the First State in the early part of the twentieth century. Capturing the era between 1905 and 1925, this charming retrospective takes readers on a journey from Selbyville and Fenwick Island to Claymont, Arden, and Hockessin, and down the picturesque Main Streets of more than fifty Delaware towns. Illustrated postcards, which became popular at the turn of the last century, highlight the economic importance of land and sea, the state's varied architectural beauty, and the everyday lives of Delaware citizens.

Wilmington in Vintage Postcards

Author: Marjorie G. McNinch
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738506470
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Situated strategically in the midst of such large urban centers as Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City, the city of Wilmington, Delaware, boasts its own unique character as well as a fascinating and continuously evolving history that has spanned more than 350 years. Officially chartered in 1832, this determined community has steadily developed a prosperous business economy--fueled in earlier times by the demands of war and more recently by a liberal tax structure--as well as a dynamic residential life for the thousands who make Wilmington home.

Wicomico County and Delmar in Vintage Postcards

Author: John E. Jacob
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738500003
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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 new history of Wicomico County and Delmar showcases more than two hundred of the best vintage postcards available.

Cape May in Vintage Postcards

Author: Don Pocher
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738537757
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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When the twentieth century was young, visitors to Cape May knew exactly how to show the folks back home the attractions, accommodations, and ambiance of "the Nation's Oldest Seaside Resort": they sent a penny postcard. Publishers such as local entrepreneur Joseph K. Hand provided a vast choice of views, capturing white sands crowded with colorful tents and wool-suited bathers or beachfront hotels such as the Stockton, Lafayette, and Congress Hall. Popular postcards depicted amusement centers and nearby diversions: the Casino, Red Mill, Corinthian Yacht Club, Fun Factory, Convention Hall, and Cape May Point Lighthouse. Reprinted Victorian views of hotels destroyed by fire served as reminders of the resort's glory days. Real-photo cards chronicled newsworthy events including the creation of the harbor, construction of the huge Hotel Cape May, and the 1907 fire at the Iron Pier.

Ripley County in Vintage Postcards

Author: Alan F. Smith
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738507347
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As every collector knows, postcards were in the past and are today a means of both promoting one's home town, and of sending a short, to-the-point message to a relative or friend. In this exciting new volume, collector and author Alan F. Smith shares his postcards and photos of Ripley County, Indiana. These images allow the reader to respect the trials, tribulations, and triumphs experienced by those who lived in Ripley County through the years. The towns and villages featured in this volume, like those in all rural areas, had their favorite saloons, general stores, hotels, churches, homes, and interesting historic landmarks. Fortunately for us, these carefully preserved postcards and photographs provide us with a glimpse into this fascinating past.

Along the Brandywine River

Author: Bruce Edward Mowday
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738509402
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This fascinating new history of the historical river that winds through Chester County, Pennsylvania, and the upper regions of Delaware and emptying into the Christina River in Wilmington, Delaware, showcases more than two hundred of the best vintage postcards available. The collected postcards show the countryside as it appeared during the Revolutionary War Battle at Brandywine through the time of nineteenth-century settlements in the region and into the twentieth century.

Wawarsing

Author: Pamela Kuhlmann
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738562605
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Established in 1806, the town of Wawarsing is located in the beautiful Shawangunk Mountains in Ulster County. The town is comprised of many small hamlets, as well as the village of Ellenville. The abundance of mountain streams provided electricity to run factories, and in the early 1900s, these communities were flourishing. The Delaware and Hudson Canal opened in 1828 and provided a venue for factories to transport goods. Following the close of the canal in 1898, the Ontario and Western Railroad took over, shuttling summer vacationers from New York City. The vintage postcards in Wawarsing provide views of the Delaware and Hudson Canal, the Ontario and Western Railroad, and a glimpse back to a quieter time when the mountain and valley landscape provided picturesque locations for lovely hotels and boardinghouses.

Somerset County in Vintage Postcards

Author: John E. Jacob
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738513720
Format: PDF
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When Somerset County, named in honor of Lord Baltimore's sister Lady Mary Somerset, was first established by the Colony of Maryland in 1666, it encompassed more than 16,000 square miles on the Eastern Shore, including what are today's Worcester and Wicomico Counties and part of lower Delaware. By the end of the 18th century, the county, much smaller in geography by then, had become home to more than 15,000 residents. Communities such as Crisfield, Deal Island, Princess Anne, Smith Island, and others have thrived since that time, with the industries of agriculture, seafood, and tourism sustaining the hardworking and spirited residents who have made their home in this county by the Chesapeake Bay.