From Abbeville to Zebulon; Early Post Card Views of Georgia

James Stacy [Hand Lettering] Athens, GA: The University of Georgia Press, 1991. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xviii, 222 pages. Illustrations. Index to Counties. Index to Towns. Name of previous owner on fep. The post cards are reproduced at 86% to 96% of original size. The post card was, or could be, an inexpensive means of advertising. Cards postmarked in the city that was the subject of the view were particularly sought after. In 1909 one national post card collector's club based in Philadelphia claimed to have ten thousand members. After the Columbian Exposition, several companies began to issue limited edition series of postcards. In the early 1900's Eastman Kodak developed a postcard size paper which photographs could be printed on. The first picture post cards from Georgia were a set of twelve views commemorating the Cotton States Exposition held in Atlanta in 1895 and sold from vending machines. The rest is history and is documents in this monumental and intriguing work. The editor was a resident of Watkinsville, Georgia. His post card collection, which at the time of this publication included more that five thousand images, is one of the most extensive of the state covering the period from 1900 to 1920. Condition: Very good / Very good.

Keywords: Picture Postcards, Georgia, Main Streets, Town Squares, Public Buildings, Residences, Schools, Colleges, Churches, Agriculture, Commerce, Industry, Transportation, Leisure, Hotels, Soldier's Life, Memorabilia, Collectibles

ISBN: 0820313343

[Book #74533]

Price: $50.00

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