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The Real Photo Postcard Guide is an informative comprehensive and practical treatment of this wildly popular American phenomenon that dominated the United States photographic market during the first third of the twentieth century Robert Bogdan and Todd Weseloh draw on extensive research and observation to address all aspects of the photo postcard from its history origin and cultural significance to practical matters like dating purchasing condition and preservationIllustrated with over 350 exceptional photo postcards taken from archives and private collections across the country the scope of the Real Photo Postcard Guide spans technical considerations of production characteristics of superior images collecting categories and methods of research for dating photo postcards and investigating their photographersIn a broader sense the authors show how real photo postcards document the social history of America From family outings and workplace awards to lynchings and natural disasters every image captures a moment of American cultural history from the society that generated themBogdan and Weseloh's book provides an admirable integration of informative text and compelling photographic illustrations Collectors archivists photographers photo historians social scientists and anyone interested in the visual documentation of America will find the Real Photo Postcard Guide indispensable


10 thoughts on “Real Photo Postcard Guide The People's Photography

  1. says:

    This is probably my favorite book on postcards full disclosure I used to know both authors slightly Weseloh as a dealer in postcards and Bogdan both as a dealer and through his academic work It's completely solid as a scholarly work but also interesting and useful for anyone who's into real photo postcards It's well illustrated with many examples from many different genres; I might ideally like to see the photos a little bigger they're about 23 actual size I'd say but still uite good It's certainly the book I recommend most often on postcards and one I return to myself often


  2. says:

    This is the definitive guide to real photo postcards Mr Bogdan reviews the history of photography as it applies to postcard production as well as the associated marketing of these postcards Social history as captured by the images in real photo postcards is also well covered in Mr Bogdan's bookProduced in a similar manner as a coffee table book this book is of high uality High uality paper high uality images and superb writingAnyone that collects postcards would appreciate this book as it ranks as one of the best postcard related books written


  3. says:

    Real photo postcards is a hobby of mine so this was a no brainer of a book to buy It was informative and well written This is not a coffee table book There was as much text as there were photographs As a novice collector I felt a bit talked down to in some areas The author often discussed how advanced collectors do things Maybe there was no other way to say what he needed to say but that's how i felt


  4. says:

    Excellent resource