Postcards from the Past

A Novel
Author: Marcia Willett
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466846518
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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Beloved novelist Marcia Willett continues to captivate readers with her inspiring novels about family, friendship, and love. In Postcards from the Past Siblings Billa and Ed share their beautiful, grand old childhood home in rural Cornwall. With family and friends nearby, and their living arrangements free and easy, they seem as contented as they can be. But when postcards start arriving from a sinister figure they thought belonged well and truly in their pasts, old memories are stirred. Why is he contacting them now? And what has he been hiding all these years?

Postcards from the Past

Edwardian Images of Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley
Author: Fred Thirkell,Bob Scullion
Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781895811230
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 176
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City of Vancouver Heritage award winner, 2003 Postcards From The Past provides a nostalgic and enlightening glimpse of Vancouver and surrounding environs during its first great decade of growth, years now known as the Edwardian Era. Authors Fred Thirkell and Bob Scullion have presented a collection of outstanding postcard images, complemented by historical anecdotes and amusing asides. Complete with maps showing the sites of the original photos, this collection allows readers to gain a new perspective of a grand time and a magnificent place.

Postcards from the Past

Portraits of People and Places
Author: Sam Oglesby
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462843213
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 217
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"Cool, beautiful, intelligent and elegantly arrogant, Dr. Estelle Granger ran the hospital with an iron hand.......I was stunned one morning when she burst into my office, lips trembling with rage and tears streaming from her bruised, swollen eyes......Near collapse she hoarsely implored me, 'You Americans are the big shots now. Can't you do something? Everything is collapsing and nobody is in control! I don't care about myself! It's the patients! It's Vietnam!' Her words troubled me as much as the incident itself. And what she said was true. Nobody was in control. Meanwhile the Viet Cong and the NVA watched and waited." (Chapter 3 - Terres Rouges). "Postcards from the Past" takes the reader on a journey through time and many places; from Southeast Asia to Europe to the streets of New York City. These are all true stories although some identities and nationalities have been changed. Some are humorous, some poignant; others are filled with intrigue and murder.They are all fascinating tales which chronicle the lives of a diverse collection of people - simple villagers in Java, jaded royalty in Thailand, a 60 year-old maid in Manhattan and a host of other characters including a bunch of jailbirds.

Postcards from the Past


Author: Charles Clayton
Publisher: Charles A. Clayton
ISBN: 1526203359
Category:
Page: 271
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A collection of prose with many photographs, to dip into and find items of interest. It includes a novella and a short story, along with reminiscences from places as far apart as Greece and the Pacific, Arabia and Africa to the Antarctic.Much of the book is autobiographical, written from jottings made whilst waiting at airports or during long train and coach journeys over the past thirty years.

Shropshire Postcards from the Past

Telford and Around
Author: Ray Farlow,David Trumper
Publisher: Breedon Books Publishing
ISBN: 9781859835203
Category: Postcards
Page: 192
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Appealing to anyone with an interest in Shropshire's local history, the photographs in this title are taken from Ray Farlow's unique collection of old picture postcards and show the buildings, countryside and the lives of the people who lived in the area long before the new town of Telford was envisaged.

Postcards from the Río Bravo Border

Picturing the Place, Placing the Picture, 1900s–1950s
Author: Daniel D. Arreola
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292752822
Category: Social Science
Page: 280
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Between 1900 and the late 1950s, Mexican border towns came of age both as tourist destinations and as emerging cities. Commercial photographers produced thousands of images of their streets, plazas, historic architecture, and tourist attractions, which were reproduced as photo postcards. Daniel Arreola has amassed one of the largest collections of these border town postcards, and in this book, he uses this amazing visual archive to offer a new way of understanding how the border towns grew and transformed themselves in the first half of the twentieth century, as well as how they were pictured to attract American tourists. Postcards from the Río Bravo Border presents nearly two hundred images of five significant towns on the lower Río Bravo—Matamoros, Reynosa, Nuevo Laredo, Piedras Negras, and Villa Acuña. Using multiple images of sites within each city, Arreola tracks changes both within the cities as places and in the ways in which the cities have been pictured for tourist consumption. He makes a strong case that visual imagery has a shaping influence on how we negotiate and think about places, creating a serial scripting or narrating of the place. Arreola also shows how postcard images, when systematically and chronologically arranged, can tell us a great deal about how Mexican border towns have been viewed over time. This innovative visual approach demonstrates that historical imagery, no less than text or maps, can be assembled to tell a compelling geographical story about place and time.

Postcards from Vermont

A Social History, 1905-1945
Author: Allen Freeman Davis
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 9781584651581
Category: History
Page: 326
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A vivid picture of four decades of social and cultural history in the Green Mountain State.

Postcard From The Past


Author: Tom Jackson
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008220549
Category: Humor
Page: 160
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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MARK HADDON In Postcard From The Past, Tom Jackson has gathered a collection of the funniest, weirdest and most moving real messages from the backs of old postcards.

Greetings from Grand Canyon Arizona


Author: J.A. Parks Company
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9780879059606
Category: Travel
Page: 20
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Take a nostalgic trip to the Grand Canyon with reproductions of 20 vintage post cards originally sold in and around the park. Full color.