I selected this because of its uniqueness and beautiful collection of vintage U.S. postcards. It was fun to walk through history examining each card for its symbolism. Each postcard is printed on high quality and glossy paper, measured and perfect for mailing or for some other type of use. Every image is high quality and photographic, so very clear even though from some long ago.
Postcards displaying U.S. flags throughout history are portrayed as well as pictures of our military, objects and artifacts with our flag, etc. Very cool collection!
This is the perfect gift for a U.S. History fan, teacher or for an artist who wishes to incorporate vintage pieces into their art. I will be using mine for a U.S. collage, send a few as postcards and some as Ephemera.
What I also love is the very cool and useful decorative box that all the cards fit perfectly in. It can be used again for something else once the cards are gone (if you choose to use them)!
I hope this creator repeats this effort into another subject.
**I received this collection from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review**
From one of the world’s leading graphic designers comes a stunning tribute to America’s most enduring icon-the Stars and Stripes.The Revolutionary Congress resolved in 1777 that “the flag of the United States be 13 stripes, alternate red and white, that the Union be 13 white stars in a blue field representing a new constellation.” Since that time, the American flag has been raised high in wartime triumph and peacetime celebration; burned in fervent protest; sewn lovingly onto quilts, caps, pillows, and bags; appropriated by the commercial sphere to sell goods as varied as cigars, and designer clothing, and rock-and-roll albums; and faithfully honored every 4th of July to celebrate America’s independence. This collection of more than 3,000 Stars and Stripes artifacts ranges from Civil War-era banners and Native American braided moccasins to an early 20th-century “friendship” kimono and original flag art by several of the world’s leading designers. In its deluxe format with over 500 illustrations, LONG MAY SHE WAVE gives wide berth to the flag in all its manifestations, and the result is a stunning visual history of America’¬?s most treasured symbol.Full-color throughout, with over 500 illustrations in a deluxe 11 x 14-inch volume-LONG MAY SHE WAVE is the perfect gift for folk-art appreciators, history buffs, and collectors.Features the 3,000-piece exhibit that was displayed at the American Institute of Graphic Arts and the San Jose Museum of Art in 2000. From toy soldiers to collectable spoons, cigar blankets to historic flags—the breadth of the collection is unrivaled.For a list of appearances by this author, check out our Calendar of Events.