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The Art of Pixar: 100 Collectible Postcards
Pixar Animation Studios (Producer), Disney (Publisher)
0811849554
October 1, 2005
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Book Description
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Pixar Animation Studios with film and concept art from every Pixar feature-length and short film to date.


Remembering Charlotte
Mary Norton Kratt
0807848719
Oct 2000
Paperback
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Review
As is absolutely crucial in a book of this sort, the production values are very good indeed. The paper is heavy, the reproductions of the cards beautifully done. (Virginia Quarterly Review)
[These] postcard images reflect the pride, energy, and immense change that transformed Charlotte into what [the authors] call 'an extraordinary New South city.' (Our State)
A charming visual record of a Charlotte that has largely vanished, one that will be treasured by long term and new residents of the city and welcomed by the legions of postcard collectors all over the world. (North Carolina Traveler)
History buffs and postcard fans alike will adore this volume. The reproductions are clear, crisp and mostly in color, and the history is conversational and well researched. (Creative Loafing)...


Postcards
Annie Proulx
068480087X
August 1994
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Book Review
Reproduced as graphics that preface narrative sections, the postcards in this novel -- communications between the Blood family and their son Loyal, as well as other personal mail and advertising material -- progressively reveal the insecurity of the rural Bloods in the changing post-war world. Loyal has fled into exile after an accidental killing, but cannot find a haven of rest. The family patriarch, Mink, writes vitriolic letters to local agricultural agents when the real object of his ire is his absent son. Loyal's brother sends off for an artificial arm to replace the one he lost in an accident; his sister answers a mail order ad for a husband. Through the mail, Proulx inventively reveals the inchoate longings of a difficult existence in this winner of the 1993 PEN/Faulkner Award.

From...


Postcards from the Boys
Ringo Starr
081184613X
December 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Ringo loved to receive mail, especially from his band mates. Didn't matter much what the notes said—"everything here is still going well, except we miss you," "doing nothing at all" or "YOU ARE THE GREATEST DRUMMER IN THE WORLD"—he saved them, and now, 38 years after getting a postcard from Paul from Spain ("not understanding a word but having fun"), he shares them in this intimate, funny and moving collection. The fronts of the cards are displayed on left-hand pages—there are Copenhagen rooftops, topless Zulu women, topless Australian scuba divers, Prince Charles, the Statue of Liberty, topless Hawaiian ukulele players—while the backs appear on right-hand pages. The notes allow readers into an insider club of sorts, shedding light on the good, the bad and making music, and Ringo offers...


Hello World: A Life in Ham Radio
Danny Gregory, Paul Sahre
156898281X
March 1, 2003
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Wired, April 2003
"[In the HAM radio world] identifying yourself is mandatory... Now that's an altogether different kind of network protocol."

Vanity Fair, April 2003
"Danny Gregory and Paul Sahre broadcast a life in ham radio in HELLO WORLD."

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St. Tammany Parish Postcards
Ashleigh Austin
1589802470
Jan 2005
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Book Description
In "St. Tammany Parish Postcards: A Glimpse Back in Time," Louisiana native Ashleigh Austin presents more than one hundred vintage postcards from her extensive personal collection. These images, originally published from the 1900s to the 1960s, capture many familiar sights and landmarks from this historic region north of New Orleans. From the several bridges spanning Lake Pontchartrain to gone-but-not-forgotten eateries such as the White Kitchen in Slidell to lost hotels such as the Mugnier Hotel in Mandeville, the memories evoked by this collection are a priceless part of Louisiana’s past.

About the Author
Ashleigh Austin’s first book was inspired by her own collection of vintage postcards. As a Louisiana native now living in the Ozarks, she sought out cards that...


Hula Honeys: 30 Postcards (Collectible Postcards) [BOX SET]
Jim Heimann (Illustrator)
0811829340
January 1, 2001
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Book Description
Celebrating the enduring myth, tropical mystique, and charming allure of the Polynesian Hula girl, these postcards are the perfect way to say aloha to your friends and family around the world.

About the Author
Jim Heimann is a graphic designer, illustrator, and educator whose previous books include California Crazy: Roadside Vernacular Architecture, also published by Chronicle Books.


Erte Postcards in Full Color: 24 Ready-to-Mail Postcards
Erte (Illustrator)
0486247309
November 1984
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Book Description
Twenty-four exquisite masterpieces by the greatest theatrical and fashion illustrator of the 20th century are reproduced in full color in postcard form for mailing. "Harlequin," "Oriental Tale," "Stolen Kisses" and famous designs for Manon, Rigoletto, Legendary Kings, etc. feature Erté’s chic female temptresses. 24 full-color illustrations on postcard stock. Publisher’s Note.


New Orleans & the River Road
Richard Sexton
0811844080
July 2004

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About the Author
Richard Sexton is a New Orleans-based photographer, writer, and lecturer. He also teaches photography at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including Southern Accents, Garden Design, and Smithsonian. His many books include Vestiges of Grandeur (0-8118-1817-9) and Gardens of New Orleans (0-8118-2421-7).


Collecting Picture Postcards
Geoffrey A. Godden
0850339286
January 1, 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
Who has not sent or received a picture postcard? From the 1890s the sending and collecting of postcards became a world-wide craze. In recent times these ‘message-carriers’ have been recognised by countless new collectors and by social and local historians.


Bygone Backwoods
Earl Brechlin
0892726369
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The fourth volume in Earl Brechlin’s "Bygone . . . " series of old-postcard books focuses on how our grandparents and great-grandparents had fun in the outdoors: hiking, canoeing, visiting parks and natural wonders, communing with nature at remote mountain resorts, and roughing it at fishing and hunting camps. In addition to such energetic relaxation, some of these wonderful old postcards show the serious business of the backcountry: logging camps, early dams, the rail lines that pierced the wilderness. Short informative descriptions accompany the one hundred antique postcard views, which cover all of New England, from northern Maine to Rhode Island.

About the Author
Earl Brechlin is the author of several books and the editor of the newspaper Mount Desert Islander, on...


Bizarre 30 Postcards
Staff Taschen
3822885150
July 1996
Paperback
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Route 66 Postcards
Michael Wallis
0312099045
Sept 1993
Paperback
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Book Description
Before the advent of frequent-flier miles, eight-lane interstate highways, and cellular telephones, dream vacations took place on America's highways, and no road was greater than Route 66...Then, postcards respresented not only a form of communication, but also a way of telling your friends and family that you had, believe it or not, been there.

Route 66 Postcards: Greetings from the Mother Road presents thirty of the finest classic postcards from that golden era of America's past.

Come with us as we visit:

Chicago's Famous Architectural Skyline
The Chain of Rocks Bridge Spanning the Mighty Mississippi
Ben Stanley's Vintage Cafe in Miami, Oklahoma
The Largest Longhorn Steer Alive, measuring over 6 feet
Maisel's Quaint Indian Trading Post in Albuquerque
The City of...


Look! It's An Airstream: 40 Collectible Postcards [BOX SET]
Bryan Burkhart
0811826546
April 15, 2000
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Book Description
Airstream trailers have been turning heads on the highways since they first started caravanning across America in the 1930s. Forty amazing images of Airstream trailers—parked in front of the Pyramids at Giza, cruising through the Grand Tetons, overlooking a moonlit Golden Gate Bridge—vividly demonstrate Airstream's lasting appeal as an enduring icon of sleek, aerodynamic living. Ideal for collectors of Americana and fans of the open road.


Fashion Angels - Chronicles and Collectibles
The Bead Shop
1400634245
August 2005
Other Format
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An Old Fashioned Halloween Postcard Book : Postcards from the Good Old Days (Postcards from the Good Old Days)
Ellen Clapsaddle (Illustrator)
1557093210
September 15, 2004
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Book Description
This delightful collection of Halloween cards, illustrated by noted postcard designer Ellen Clapsaddle with her trademark cherubic ghosts and goblins, will warm hearts and BOOst holiday sales.

About the Author
Ellen Hattie Clapsaddle (1865 - 1943) was a commercial artist who trained in New York City and Germany until the outbreak of World War I. Clapsaddle was employed by the International Art Co., for whom she produced over 3000 postcard designs, mostly of children in holiday settings.


Postcard Dogs
Libby Hall
1582344698
March 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
A beautiful collection of private photographs and amusing commercial postcards from the turn of the last century that celebrate our love for man's best friend.


While visiting postcard fairs and browsing their collections, Libby Hall, author of Prince and Other Dogs I and II, found herself won over by these cards. Wildly sentimental images that in a modern light might seem over the top-a dog crying real tears while thinking of his master fighting on the front lines during World War I, an Edwardian tea party given for a child's favorite pet, a canine family toasting their uncle's good health-suggest a genuine love and respect for the animals that were beginning to become a fixture of the modern nuclear family. For both collectors and general readers, Postcard Dogs will charm and amuse you with its odd yet...


Heart of the Home Postcard Collection
Susan Branch
0316106615
Oct 1994
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The Artist-Signed Postcard Price Guide, Second Edition: A Comprehensive Reference
J. L. Mashburn
1885940114
July 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This book was written and compiled by J.L. Mashburn specifically for the collectors of Artist-Signed postcards issued from 1898 to 1950, both U.S. and Foreign. It is a very easy to use reference containing works of the World's greatest, as well as minor postcard artists and lists many near-complete checklists with values of each card. Included are chapters on Beautiful Ladies, Beautiful Children, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, French Glamour, Color Nudes, Blacks, Sports, Comics, Animals, Miscellaneous and Linen-era artists. Some of the cards pictured are worth up to $15000 each. Many others are worth hundreds of dollars. This book should be in every collectors library. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Barr's Postcard News, October 12, 1993
This book, "The...


Vintage Postcards for The Holidays: Identification and Value Guide
Robert Reed
1574324764
November 2005
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The Postcard Century
Tom Phillips
0500975906
Nov 2000
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Entertainment Weekly, 8 December 2000
Featuring every imaginable image . . . this collection of postcards includes fascinating transcripts of the personal messages written on each dispatch.

From Booklist
Postcards, ubiquitous throughout the twentieth century, depict everything from bathing beauties to battleships, tourist attractions to smutty cartoons, giant vegetables to skylines, while keeping pace with changing aesthetics, social mores, and technologies. Artist and avid collector Phillips sees postcards as invaluable windows onto the attitudes and tastes of their times by virtue of both their images and written messages, and he describes this remarkable and thoroughly captivating assemblage of primarily British and American postcards as a "composite illustrated diary in which nearly 2000...


Postcards
Annie Proulx
0684833689
October 1996
Hardcover
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Book Review
Reproduced as graphics that preface narrative sections, the postcards in this novel -- communications between the Blood family and their son Loyal, as well as other personal mail and advertising material -- progressively reveal the insecurity of the rural Bloods in the changing post-war world. Loyal has fled into exile after an accidental killing, but cannot find a haven of rest. The family patriarch, Mink, writes vitriolic letters to local agricultural agents when the real object of his ire is his absent son. Loyal's brother sends off for an artificial arm to replace the one he lost in an accident; his sister answers a mail order ad for a husband. Through the mail, Proulx inventively reveals the inchoate longings of a difficult existence in this winner of the 1993 PEN/Faulkner Award.

From...


Georgia O'Keeffe: A Book of Postcards

1566400228
December 2000
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Clearfield
Julie Rae Rickard
0738511137
Nov 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Cearfield brings to life a time when carriages traveled the streets, lumber floated down the river, William Jennings Bryan visited Curwensville, Houtzdaleís ìAlley Popperî railway was running, and people enjoyed fine dining and dancing at the Dimeling Hotel. Postcards, once a convenient and easy way to communicate, inadvertently became an important way of preserving history. The cards of this exciting new collection bear witness to many moments in Clearfield history, including World War I soldiers marching down Market Street, the 1936 flood, the collapse of the Nichols Street Bridge, and the aftermath of the Opera House fire. ÝÝ

About the Author
To compile this pictorial history, author Julie Rae Rickard used the resources of the Clearfield County...


The Black Hills and Badlands in Vintage Postcards
Richard L. Popp
0738519642
June 2002
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Book Description
As soon as postcards appeared for sale in the early 1900s, Black Hills residents and visitors began sending them to friends and family across the country. The images and messages on these cards now form a historical record of the towns, mines, ranches, and people that made up the Black Hills and Badlands region. ÝÝThe postcard images chosen for this book show the development of the Black Hills and Badlands from the gold rush to modern times. Long-time residents will enjoy seeing what familiar places looked like in bygone days, while newcomers can learn how todayís tourist attractions developed over time, including the Hot Springs mineral baths, Wind Cave, Custer State Park, Badlands National Park, Mount Rushmore, and Crazy Horse Mountain Memorial. ÝÝ

About the...


Real Photo Postcards: Unbelievable Images from the Collection of Harvey Tulcensky
Laetitia Wolff (Editor)
1568985568
October 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Sometimes the detritus of human history, that which was meant to be disposed of and forgotten, carries a greater and more lasting impact than those artifacts saved specifically for their purported historical value. In 1907 the U.S. Postal Service made an abrupt reversal of a law forbidding messages from being written on the backs of postcards. This change, coinciding with Kodak's introduction of an affordable, easy-to-use portable camera that printed out photographs onto heavy card stock, inspired a flurry of homespun postcards akin to the current digital photography craze. Because the photos were one-of-a-kind snapshots, produced predominantly by ordinary folks whose goal was to send a frozen moment, a fond wish or just a giggle to a friend or loved one, they tend toward an authenticity and an idiosyncrasy often...


Postmarked Yesteryear: 30 Rare Holiday Postcards
Pamela E. Apkarian-Russell (Editor)
1888054557
December 11, 2001
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Book Description
Before the telegraph and telephone, before email alerts and instant messaging, people sent postcards when they had something to say. In Postmarked Yesteryear: 30 Rare Holiday Postcards, you will find a selection of the best holiday postcards from the unique art history book, Postmarked Yesteryear: Art of the Holiday Postcard. This collection of 30 rare postcards celebrates the naughty gnomes, dancing pumpkins, and car-driving rabbits of vintage holiday postcards. Such postcards once served as a simple yet elegant way to share holiday wishes with far-away friends and relatives, long before instant communication became possible. Originally selected by senders for their visual appeal, today they are treasured artifacts as well as important historical documents from around the world. Now, you too can enjoy these nostalgic...


Halloween: Romantic Art and Customs of Yesteryear Postcard Book
Diane C. Arkins
1565548353
September 2000
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Wizard of Oz Postcards in Full Color: 24 Ready-to-Mail Cards
Theodore Menten
0486250334
March 1986
Paperback
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Book Description
24 classic W. W. Denslow illustrations from first edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz are skillfully adapted in colorful postcard form.


Hollywood Postcards
Thomas Dangcil
073852073X
July 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
With the advent of new, inexpensive photographic technology emerging in the United States during the mid-19th century, communication by postcard became a very popular way to exchange travel stories, news, and gossip over the decades. ÝÝDrawing on a private collection of vintage postcards, this new book features a history of Hollywood, spanning half a century. Exploring Hollywood before and after it became the entertainment capital of the world, these images offer readers a glimpse of some of the cityís most interesting places during its Golden Years. Long before motion pictures arrived, when the area was a residential neighborhood of beautiful homes and lemon groves, Hollywood was just another suburb of Los Angeles striving to become a community. From the familiar sights of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios...

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