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Local History as Experienced through Real Photo Postcards
#: SP23    ID: LOC    Section: 01
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Description:
From about 1890 until the First World War, traveling photographers would roam the country snapping shots of families, homes and farmland. Real photos are printed on postcard stock, purchased in bulk and sent to families in Europe by those wishing to display their prosperity in the New World. Real photo postcards are a wonderful cultural archive items that capture the times and show what life was like back then. For example, a postcard sent to a Mrs. Smith in San Francisco reads, “Hello Girlie – How are you? and yours? So terribly warm here today am almost roasted. Had a dandy time at Frank Eaton and Ruby Hudson Eaton’s’ reception. I suppose you heard that they were married?” It is a completely new research opportunity engaging in real photo postcard (“RPP”) history. It allows individuals to learn about their community, helps others to remember the area and remind new residents of the reasons they moved out here.
 
Day(s):
Tu 
Time:
1:00 PM
Sessions:
1
Cost:
$19.00
Class Size:
40
Seats Left:
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Dates & Times:
1/17/2023   1:00PM - 3:00PM
LMC Brentwood Center Room TBD