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There's no doubt that postcards offer a unique perspective to history. This is your chance to visit New York City through beautiful vintage postcards. This book offers a unique view of what New York City looked like in the early 1900s. Whether you are a collector, a New Yorker, or a tourist, there's something for everyone in this beautiful book.
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William Lanting has loves postcards; they are his passion and his obsession. These beautiful, colorful antiques bring an early America alive. These solid cardboard treasures reveal the turn of the century in this country. What did America look and feel like over a hundred years ago? For Lanting, it started with the purchase of a stamp collection that included a shoebox full of postcards. He was fascinated by the variety, color, and history in that box. Then he bought over one hundred postcards from a souvenir shop in Greenwich Village that had a fantastic collection of old New York City postcards and his collection began. He eventually collected from all fifty states, holidays, and many other topics. The collection is now over 200,000 and still growing strong. He has decided to share his collection with the world and publish it all. Others can enjoy the beauty, passion, and emotion that postcards have brought to him. Enjoy this spectacular treasure.
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