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
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Winter Park in Vintage Postcards

Author: Robin Chapman
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439629897
Format: PDF
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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.

Miami in Vintage Postcards

Author: Patricia Kennedy
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738506432
Format: PDF, Docs
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In the brief 100 years since its inception, Miami, which began its life on the shores of the Miami River, has been transformed into an international city that continues to blossom under the warm South Florida sun. Home to just 30,000 pioneering souls in 1920, the greater Miami area has grown to be 2.1 million residents strong and boasts a unique heritage made up of grand hotels and skyscrapers, aviation and marine history, as well as famous people and places.

Miami Beach in Vintage Postcards

Author: Patricia Kennedy
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738506449
Format: PDF, Mobi
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From the early 1900s, when visitors reached the sparkling new bathing resort by ferry, to the heydey of Art Deco hotels in the 1930s and beyond, Miami Beach has cast its spell over millions of people and been transformed into a world-class travel destination. Sandy beaches, a balmy climate, a vibrant local community, and a distinctive architectural heritage certainly make Miami Beach a one-of-a-kind city.

Down the Ocean

Author: Bert Smith
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780801861918
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Postcards depict scenes of seaside life during the first half of the twentieth century

Bridgeport

Author: Andrew Pehanick
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439621535
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Bridgeport: 1900-1960 presents a fascinating look into the history of Bridgeport through vintage postcards from the city’s formative years. These vintage postcards depict the change and expansion in Bridgeport during the 20th century, from the growth of the University of Bridgeport from a small junior college into a major university to the changes in transportation from the horse and buggy to early automobiles and trolley cars. Bridgeport’s waterfront played an important role in the development of the city, drawing visitors and wealthy residents who built homes along the shore. Following the two world wars, the city saw a large population increase, and a building boom soon followed. Factories and homes were built, retail stores moved in, and recreational options increased to serve the needs of the thousands of people who came to Bridgeport seeking employment.

Delaware County

Author: Norma Lasley
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 073859430X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Named for the Delaware Indians who lived in the area from about 1794 to 1820, this Indiana county was organized in 1827. It soon developed an economy based around agriculture, which remains important today. The area's first railroad, from Indianapolis to Bellefontaine, Ohio, came to Muncie in 1852. Indiana's first commercial gas well was drilled in Eaton, and many more wells were drilled in the area, which brought glass, metal, and other industries to the county, especially in towns such as Albany, Eaton, and Muncie. After the gas supply failed, automobile components--from gears to batteries--became a thriving industry. During World War II, Delaware County produced goods for the war effort ranging from land mines to submarine interiors. Ball canning jars were the area's most famous product until Jim Davis's Garfield (the cat) came along. In the 1950s and 1960s, Delaware County experienced growth and prosperity with the addition of machine and tool shops and small businesses.