By Marlin L. Heckman
From the Nineties in the course of the Twenties, the postcard was once an awfully renowned technique of communique, and plenty of of the postcards produced in this "golden age" can this present day be thought of artistic endeavors. Postcard photographers traveled the size and breadth of the kingdom snapping photos of busy highway scenes, documenting neighborhood landmarks, and assembling crowds of neighborhood young ones merely too satisfied to pose for an image. those photographs, revealed as postcards and offered often shops around the state, continue to exist as telling reminders of an enormous period in America's background. This interesting background of Lordsburg and los angeles Verne, California,showcases greater than two hundred of the simplest classic postcards on hand.
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Lordsburg and La Verne in Southern California (Postcard History) by Marlin L. Heckman