Ohio s Railway Age in Postcards

In his informative and fascinating introduction, H. Roger Grant tells the story of Ohio's relations with the railroad from the 1830s to the present and traces the popularity of the picture postcard, particularly those that still charmingly ...

Ohio s Railway Age in Postcards

Ohio s Railway Age in Postcards

When America's love affair with trains met its craze for the picture postcard, a new version of commercial illustration was born. And nowhere was this more true than in the heartland of the country, in a state where corridors of steel rails brought together large urban centers, small towns, and farms that fed the nation. From unpublished collections of quality railroad picture postcards, including rare "real-photo" cards, H. Roger Grant has selected more than 150 black-and-white views of the railway age in Ohio. These scenes of steam trains and electric interurban lines, of railroad workers and depots and travelers, focus on the period 1900 to 1915, when Ohio railroading was in its heyday and the great American postcard passion was at its height. In his informative and fascinating introduction, H. Roger Grant tells the story of Ohio's relations with the railroad from the 1830s to the present and traces the popularity of the picture postcard, particularly those that still charmingly evoke the images of an era long past.

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Ohio's Railway Age in Postcards
Language: en
Pages: 203
Authors: H. Roger Grant
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher:

When America's love affair with trains met its craze for the picture postcard, a new version of commercial illustration was born. And nowhere was this more true than in the heartland of the country, in a state where corridors of steel rails brought together large urban centers, small towns, and
Ohio in Historic Postcards
Language: en
Pages: 257
Authors: H. Roger Grant
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher: Kent State University Press

This text presents 208 examples of postcards from early 20th century Ohio. It provides a sketch of Ohio, its economic growth and progress in the areas depicted in the cards, and ties them to the historical context and story of Ohio.
Technology and Culture
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: H. Roger Grant
Categories: Electronic journals
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher:

Books about Technology and Culture
Railroad History
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: H. Roger Grant
Categories: Railroads
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher:

Books about Railroad History
Ohio on the Move
Language: en
Pages: 210
Authors: H. Roger Grant
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher:

Few American states can match the rich and diverse transportation heritage of Ohio. Every major form of public conveyance eventually served the Buckeye state. From the "Canal Age" to the "Interurban Era," Ohio emerged as a national leader. The state's central location, abundant natural resources, impressive wealth, shrewd business leadership,

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