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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

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

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

DEBRES K. ; SOWERS J. ;

Abstract

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

Source

Article of periodic

published at : The Professional geographer / ISSN 0033-0124

Editor : Blackwell, Cambridge, MA - ETATS-UNIS (1946)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 61, no2 [pp. 216-230]

Bibliographic references : 73 ref.

Collation : 6 fig., 2 tabl.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 9188

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