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The emergence of standardized, idealized, and placeless landscapes in Midwestern main streets postcards

Auteurs :
DEBRES, K.
SOWERS, J.

Description :
The symbolic connection of Main Streets derives from the Midwest in the first half of the 20th century, a time that coincides with the golden age of the picture postcard. A sample of 140 postcards from small towns in Kansas and Nebraska was selected from books, personal collections, and Internet auction sites. There was a disconnect between picture postcard and reality, and an increased importance of connotative signs unifying a homogenous Main Street ideal. Three distinct eras of manipulation emerged from the data.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
The Professional geographer, issn : 0033-0124, 2009, vol. 61, n°. 2, p. 216-230, nombre de pages : 15, Références bibliographiques : 73 ref.

Date :
2009

Editeur :
Pays édition : Etats-Unis, Cambridge, MA, Blackwell

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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