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Greetings Form Ormand Beach : Schiffer Books - SPENCER DONALD

Greetings Form Ormand Beach

Schiffer Books

Paperback Published: 1st December 2007
ISBN: 9780764328091
Number Of Pages: 128

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From early hand-colored cards to photographic views in both color and black and white, this extensive collection of postcards yields a unique glimpse of Ormond Beach, Florida, during the first half of the twentieth century. Through the pictures, you'll travel on the picturesque Tomoka River, ride a horse and attend an auto race on the beach racecourse, visit the winter home of John D. Rockefeller and the site of a 240 year-old Rum Distillery, pick oranges in beautiful citrus groves, stop at the Ormond Hotel, and stroll the banks of the Halifax River. Over 230 postcards?many both rare and valuable?portray the people, street views, hotels, parks, race cars, residences, churches, gardens, and boat trips of this special place. Many of the buildings portrayed were subsequently demolished. The captions go well beyond simply describing the scenes, they offer little-known details of Ormond Beach?s local social history and lore. This book will be treasured by both long-time and new residents of the city and visitors, and be welcomed by postcard collectors world-wide. Approximate dates and values of the postcards make this a thorough reference of these historic treasures. AUTHOR: Donald Spencer is an internationally known educator and writer. He received his Ph.D. in computer science and is the author of over 250 books published by several publishers. For the past several years, Dr Spencer has been writing history books about Florida cities, rivers, attractions, beaches, animals, forts, plantations and other topics. A number of these books have dealt with vintage postcards, which Spencer has been collecting for the past thirty-five years, and their related history. << 238 postcards

ISBN: 9780764328091
ISBN-10: 0764328093
Series: Schiffer Books
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st December 2007
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.6  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.64