Remembering Charlotte

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Remembering Charlotte by Kratt, Mary Norton, 9780807848715
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  • ISBN: 9780807848715 | 0807848719
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/1/2000

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From early hand-colored cards printed in Germany to photographic views in both color and black and white, Mary Boyer's extensive collection of postcards yields a unique glimpse of Charlotte, North Carolina, during the time of extraordinary growth that underpins today's dynamic city. The postcards--many of them rare and valuable--portray people, hotels, parks, city and street views, residences, schools, sports venues, government buildings, churches, theaters, and more. Many of the buildings portrayed in the cards were subsequently demolished to make way for larger, more modern structures. The extensive captions go well beyond simply describing the scene on each postcard, offering little-known details of Charlotte's diverse social history and lore. The resulting pictorial history forms a charming visual record of a Charlotte that has largely vanished, one that will be treasured by long-term and new residents of the city and welcomed by the legions of postcard collectors all over the world.

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