OUT-OF-PRINT, but worth the hunt

Prairie Fires and Paper Moons: The American Photographic Postcard: 1900-1920
 is a book I've had in my collection for a long time. Though out-of-print it can still be found at Amazon. If you have an interest in old photos, real photo postcards, Americana, you'll enjoy this book.

Originally published in 1981 by David R. Godine, Publisher; 191 pages + frontmatter. Sepia color photos throughout.

The text includes a foreword and introduction about real photo postcards along with 7 chapters: In the Photographer's Studio, At Home and at Play, At Work, At War, Outside the Law, Local Scenes and Events, Gala Occasions. There is also a 4 page appendix entitled Methods of Dating Photographic Postcards with illustrations of the various postal stamps.

I have posted a link in the left margin under Vernacular Photography Books Worth Owning. Unfortunately Amazon does not include a cover image so I have posted one here.

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