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The Resource Postcards from the Río Bravo border : picturing the place, placing the picture, 1900s-1950s, by Daniel D. Arreola

Postcards from the Río Bravo border : picturing the place, placing the picture, 1900s-1950s, by Daniel D. Arreola

Label
Postcards from the Río Bravo border : picturing the place, placing the picture, 1900s-1950s
Title
Postcards from the Río Bravo border
Title remainder
picturing the place, placing the picture, 1900s-1950s
Statement of responsibility
by Daniel D. Arreola
Creator
Contributor
Issuing body
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Between 1900 and the late 1950s, Mexican border towns came of age both as tourist destinations and as emerging cities. Commercial photographers produced thousands of images of their streets, plazas, historic architecture, and tourist attractions, which were reproduced as photo postcards. Daniel Arreola has amassed one of the largest collections of these border town postcards, and in this book, he uses this amazing visual archive to offer a new way of understanding how the border towns grew and transformed themselves in the first half of the twentieth century, as well as how they were pictured to attract American tourists. Postcards from the Río Bravo Border presents nearly two hundred images of five significant towns on the lower Río Bravo-Matamoros, Reynosa, Nuevo Laredo, Piedras Negras, and Villa Acuña. Using multiple images of sites within each city, Arreola tracks changes both within the cities as places and in the ways in which the cities have been pictured for tourist consumption. He makes a strong case that visual imagery has a shaping influence on how we negotiate and think about places, creating a serial scripting or narrating of the place. Arreola also shows how postcard images, when systematically and chronologically arranged, can tell us a great deal about how Mexican border towns have been viewed over time. This innovative visual approach demonstrates that historical imagery, no less than text or maps, can be assembled to tell a compelling geographical story about place and time
Cataloging source
DLC
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1950-
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Arreola, Daniel D.
Dewey number
307.760972/10904
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HT127.7
LC item number
.A774 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies
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  • Cities and towns
  • Urbanization
  • Mexico, North
  • Postcards
  • Matamoros (Tamaulipas, Mexico)
  • Reynosa (Tamaulipas, Mexico)
  • Nuevo Laredo (Mexico)
  • Piedras Negras (Mexico)
  • Ciudad Acuña (Mexico)
  • Cities and towns
  • Postcards
  • Urbanization
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
  • Mexico, North
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
Label
Postcards from the Río Bravo border : picturing the place, placing the picture, 1900s-1950s, by Daniel D. Arreola
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Published in cooperation with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University."
Antecedent source
file reproduced from an electronic resource
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Postcards
  • II.
  • Postcard Views
  • 3.
  • Gateways
  • 4.
  • Streets
  • 5.
  • Plazas
  • 6.
  • List of Illustrations
  • Attractions
  • 7.
  • Businesses and Landmarks
  • 8.
  • Everyday Life
  • III.
  • Sight into Site
  • 9.
  • View of the Place, Place of the View
  • Appendix: Postcard Writings
  • Preface and Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Introduction
  • I.
  • Places and Postcards
  • 1.
  • Río Bravo Border Towns
  • 2.
Control code
820678665
Dimensions
27 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 258 pages
File format
multiple file formats
Isbn
9780292752818
Lccn
2012044413
Level of compression
lossless
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Quality assurance targets
present
Reformatting quality
replacement
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)820678665
Label
Postcards from the Río Bravo border : picturing the place, placing the picture, 1900s-1950s, by Daniel D. Arreola
Publication
Note
"Published in cooperation with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University."
Antecedent source
file reproduced from an electronic resource
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Postcards
  • II.
  • Postcard Views
  • 3.
  • Gateways
  • 4.
  • Streets
  • 5.
  • Plazas
  • 6.
  • List of Illustrations
  • Attractions
  • 7.
  • Businesses and Landmarks
  • 8.
  • Everyday Life
  • III.
  • Sight into Site
  • 9.
  • View of the Place, Place of the View
  • Appendix: Postcard Writings
  • Preface and Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Introduction
  • I.
  • Places and Postcards
  • 1.
  • Río Bravo Border Towns
  • 2.
Control code
820678665
Dimensions
27 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 258 pages
File format
multiple file formats
Isbn
9780292752818
Lccn
2012044413
Level of compression
lossless
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Quality assurance targets
present
Reformatting quality
replacement
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)820678665

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