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Douglas-Williams House (Douglas Historical Society)

1001 D Ave.
Douglas, AZ 85621 United States
(520) 364-7370 http://www.douglasazhistoricalsociety.net/

April 2015

Reading Mexican Border Town Pasts with Photographic Postcards

April 19, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Douglas-Williams House (Douglas Historical Society), 1001 D Ave.
Douglas, AZ 85621 United States
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What did Mexican border towns look like in the past? Is there a way to reconstruct the visual past of these towns using popular imagery? The picture postcard is one way to rediscover that past. This project examines the use and application of photographic postcards to the historical geographic study of towns on the Mexican border. Arranged and analyzed systematically, picture postcards permit us to visualize a serial view of people and place thereby enhancing our understanding of changes in…

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