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The Picture Postcard

A new window into Edwardian Ireland

by Ann Wilson (Author)
Monographs XIV, 268 Pages

Summary

The Picture Postcard, a new window into Edwardian Ireland uses the material culture of the picture postcard as a lens through which to examine life on the island of Ireland during the Edwardian period (1902-10). Picture postcards became extremely popular worldwide at the start of the twentieth century, when literally hundreds of billions of them were produced and sold. This book draws on postcard collections to access the everyday lives of people who rarely make it into conventional historical narratives, and to make connections in an Irish context between their «small histories» and broader, well-studied discourses such as identity, nationalism, empire, modernity, emigration, tourism and the roles of women.

Details

Pages
XIV, 268
ISBN (PDF)
9781788740807
ISBN (ePUB)
9781788740814
ISBN (MOBI)
9781788740821
ISBN (Book)
9781788740791
Language
English
Publication date
2021 (June)
Published
Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, New York, Wien, 2021. XIV, 268 pp., 12 b/w ill., 61 b/w ill.

Biographical notes

Ann Wilson (Author)

Dr Ann Wilson lectures in visual culture and photography history in the Media Communications department in the Munster Technological University in Cork. Her research mainly focuses on late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century visual and material culture in Ireland.

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