Postcard Dogs by Libby Hall

Postcard Dogs by Libby Hall

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Who could resist a dog crying real tears while thinking of his master at the front in World War One, or an Edwardian tea party given for a child's dog? This work features a collection of over 260 colour postcards of dogs and their masters, circa 1900 to 1940.

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At the turn of the last century a passion for postcard collecting raged through Europe and the United States. By 1910 hundreds of millions of cards were being sent through the post every year. A democracy of picture postcards had captured the imagination of a young century, and as the passion for collecting grew, it became increasingly common to have photographs of the whole family, including dogs, printed as postcards. Postcard Dogs is a combination of beautiful private photographs and beguiling commercial postcards, circa 1900 to 1940, collected together for the first time. Wildly sentimental images, that in a modern medium might seem sickly and unattractive, become something quite different when looked back at through a hundred intervening years. Who could resist a dog crying real tears while thinking of his master at the front in World War One, or an Edwardian tea party given for a child's dog?

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SKU GOR007109914
Title Postcard Dogs
Author By (author) Libby Hall
Condition WELLREAD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Year Published 2004
Number of Pages 160
ISBN 10 0747573298
ISBN 13 9780747573296
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book.
Ex Library No
Description

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At the turn of the last century a passion for postcard collecting raged through Europe and the United States. By 1910 hundreds of millions of cards were being sent through the post every year. A democracy of picture postcards had captured the imagination of a young century, and as the passion for collecting grew, it became increasingly common to have photographs of the whole family, including dogs, printed as postcards. Postcard Dogs is a combination of beautiful private photographs and beguiling commercial postcards, circa 1900 to 1940, collected together for the first time. Wildly sentimental images, that in a modern medium might seem sickly and unattractive, become something quite different when looked back at through a hundred intervening years. Who could resist a dog crying real tears while thinking of his master at the front in World War One, or an Edwardian tea party given for a child's dog?
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR007109914
Title Postcard Dogs
Author By (author) Libby Hall
Condition WELLREAD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Year Published 2004
Number of Pages 160
ISBN 10 0747573298
ISBN 13 9780747573296
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book.
Ex Library No