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Greetings from Alabama : A Pictorial History in Vintage Postcards: From the Wade Hall Collection of

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Although he was a native of Bullock County, Alabama, Wade Hall -- teacher, writer, poet, critic, interviewer, folklorist, and documentarian -- spent most of his fifty-year career in Kentucky. But he was never emotionally far from his home as evidenced by his passion for collecting vintage Alabama postcards. In his lifetime he amassed 10,000, which he then graciously gave to the University of Alabama Libraries and Troy University in a large joint bequest that also included rare books, quilts, folk art, letters and more. These postcards date from the late 1800s to the mid-20th century and offer a fascinating and diverse picture of the state. The meaning of postcards that could be purchased as a travel souvenir is largely forgotten today when cameras are commonplace. But the value of Hall's stunning collection cannot be missed. The some 400 cards featured in Greetings from Alabama are revealing of scenes familiar and rare. From Birmingham's Vulcan to Mobile's Bellingrath Gardens, from Enterprise's boll weevil monument to Huntsville's rockets, from Helen Keller's home to William Rufus King's resting place, the scenes offer captivating glimpses of Alabama history.
Number of Pages: 203
Genre: Antiques + Collectibles
Sub-Genre: Postcards
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Author: Wade H. Hall
Language: English
Street Date: October 24, 2016
TCIN: 51134130
UPC: 9781588383204
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-1368
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