Author: David Galassie

Neenah-Menasha in Vintage Postcards: 1890-1970    

Author and Menasha native David Galassie returns to the library to discuss highlights of his new book paying tribute to Neenah-Menasha as it was portrayed during the Golden Age of postcards.

Old postcards can evoke memories of the past and provide glimpses into our history and culture. During the Golden Age of postcards (1898-1918), millions of postcards were sent because they were an affordable, fast, and colorful way of communicating. Later, postcards became mainstays of resorts, hotels, restaurants, and roadside tourist attractions in the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s.

Learn about the postcard craze and see postcards that depicted Neenah and Menasha from over 100 years ago along with their long past messages. Please feel free to bring along any old postcards you might have of the Twin Cities to share.

Mr. Galassie will be available after the program to sign copies of his book, which will be available for purchase.

For more information about the author and his work on the history of Menasha visit his blog.

All programs at the Elisha D. Smith Public Library are free and for everyone.  Those with special needs are encouraged to call the library office at 920.967.3662 within 24 hours of an event to assure that specific needs with regards to parking, building and meeting room accessibility are met.  

Todos los programas de la Biblioteca Elisha D. Smith son gratuitos y para todos. Aquellos con necesidades especiales pueden llamar a la oficina de la biblioteca 920.967.3662 con 24 horas de anticipación a un evento para asegurar que las necesidades específicas  de parqueo, acceso al edificio o acceso a las salas de reunión puedan ser satisfechas.
 

 

 

Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 2:00pm
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