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A postcard craze gripped the kingdom from 1905 to 1920, because the upward push of out of doors images coincided with a wave of payment and prosperity in Texas. 1000s of individuals took up cameras, and photographers of word selected a few of their most sensible paintings for duplication as picture postcards—sold for a nickel and mailed for a penny to far-off pals and relatives.
These postcards, which now get pleasure from one other type of craze within the accumulating international, left what writer John Miller Morris calls a "significant visible legacy" of the background and social geography of Texas. For greater than a decade, Morris has been discovering and learning the photographers and methodically amassing their postcards. In Taming the Land, he stocks these unearths with readers, introducing each one photographer and supplying interpretive descriptions of the locations, humans, or occasions depicted within the pictures. The tales the playing cards tell—in the pictures captured and the messages carried—add a superb size to our knowing of lifestyles in rural Texas a century ago.
Taming the Land offers postcards from twenty-four counties within the booming Texas Panhandle. this can be the 1st booklet in a collection referred to as Plains of sunshine, for you to acquire and rfile turn-of-the-twentieth-century picture postcards from all over the place West Texas.

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