2014 Conference

Event Title

Panel 11: "Early 20th century postcard industry and the standard practice of using tourism to control and burry urban blight"

Presenter Information

Sarah Gange, University of Wyoming

Location

Business Building, Room #24

Start Date

4-12-2014 2:15 PM

End Date

4-12-2014 3:30 PM

Description

Early 20th century postcards depicted gender and class changes of post-industrialization public space and codified aesthetic standards of the tourism industry. The postcards reflected sentiments of American Empire and Exceptionalism and concurrent industry developments in steel production, the United States mail system and the completion of the transcontinental railroad. By analyzing the content and context of these postcards, this paper draws connections between the early 20th century postcard industry and the standard practice of using tourism to control and burry urban blight.

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Panel Chair: Cole Ehmke

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Panel 11: "Early 20th century postcard industry and the standard practice of using tourism to control and burry urban blight"

Business Building, Room #24

Early 20th century postcards depicted gender and class changes of post-industrialization public space and codified aesthetic standards of the tourism industry. The postcards reflected sentiments of American Empire and Exceptionalism and concurrent industry developments in steel production, the United States mail system and the completion of the transcontinental railroad. By analyzing the content and context of these postcards, this paper draws connections between the early 20th century postcard industry and the standard practice of using tourism to control and burry urban blight.