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The Resource Postcard America : Curt Teich and the imaging of a nation, 1931-1950, Jeffrey L. Meikle

Postcard America : Curt Teich and the imaging of a nation, 1931-1950, Jeffrey L. Meikle

Label
Postcard America : Curt Teich and the imaging of a nation, 1931-1950
Title
Postcard America
Title remainder
Curt Teich and the imaging of a nation, 1931-1950
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey L. Meikle
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From the Great Depression through the early postwar years, any postcard sent in America was more than likely a "linen" card. Colorized in vivid, often exaggerated hues and printed on card stock embossed with a linen-like texture, linen postcards celebrated the American scene with views of majestic landscapes, modern cityscapes, roadside attractions, and other notable features. These colorful images portrayed the United States as shimmering with promise, quite unlike the black-and-white worlds of documentary photography or Life magazine. Linen postcards were enormously popular, with close to a billion printed and sold. Postcard America offers the first comprehensive study of these cards and their cultural significance. Drawing on the production files of Curt Teich & Co. of Chicago, the originator of linen postcards, Jeffrey L. Meikle reveals how photographic views were transformed into colorized postcard images, often by means of manipulation--adding and deleting details or collaging bits and pieces from several photos. He presents two extensive portfolios of postcards--landscapes and cityscapes--that comprise a representative iconography of linen postcard views. For each image, Meikle explains the postcard's subject, describes aspects of its production, and places it in social and cultural contexts. In the concluding chapter, he shifts from historical interpretation to a contemporary viewpoint, considering nostalgia as a motive for collectors and others who are fascinated today by these striking images." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
TxU/DLC
Dewey number
741.6/830973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NC1875.U6
LC item number
T456 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Postcard America : Curt Teich and the imaging of a nation, 1931-1950, Jeffrey L. Meikle
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"They do say it's real" : an introduction to linen postcards -- Curt Teich and the early history of postcards -- The linen postcard : innovation and aesthetics -- Landscapes in linen postcards : a national imaginary -- Portfolio I: Landscapes -- Representative vistas -- The Southwest: A regional aesthetic -- Travel and tourism -- Scenic people -- Resources -- Infrastructure and transportation -- Cityscapes in linen postcards : images of modernity -- Portfolio II: Cityscapes -- Overviews -- Skyscrapers -- Main streets -- Landmarks -- Recreation -- World's Fairs -- Accommodations -- From a rearview mirror : contemporary reflections
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 508 pages
Isbn
9780292726611
Lccn
2015023704
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)907205894
Label
Postcard America : Curt Teich and the imaging of a nation, 1931-1950, Jeffrey L. Meikle
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"They do say it's real" : an introduction to linen postcards -- Curt Teich and the early history of postcards -- The linen postcard : innovation and aesthetics -- Landscapes in linen postcards : a national imaginary -- Portfolio I: Landscapes -- Representative vistas -- The Southwest: A regional aesthetic -- Travel and tourism -- Scenic people -- Resources -- Infrastructure and transportation -- Cityscapes in linen postcards : images of modernity -- Portfolio II: Cityscapes -- Overviews -- Skyscrapers -- Main streets -- Landmarks -- Recreation -- World's Fairs -- Accommodations -- From a rearview mirror : contemporary reflections
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 508 pages
Isbn
9780292726611
Lccn
2015023704
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)907205894

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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