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Newport Mansions: Postcards of the Gilded Age
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Schiffer Pub Ltd
Publication date July 31, 2006
Pages 112
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780764324970
ISBN-10 0764324977
Dimensions 0.25 by 11.15 by 8.50 in.
Weight 1.28 lbs.
Original list price $24.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Newport, Rhode Island, nicknamed "The Queen of Resorts," has been celebrated in beautiful postcard portrayals for over a hundred years. Today, these vintage cards illuminate the glories of the Gilded Age, when huge mansions or "cottages" built by competing industrialists blossomed along Bellevue Avenue and The Cliff Walk, turning a once-quiet New England watering hole into the apex of nouveau riche destinations. With most Newport cards depicting images of these fabulous mansions, they illustrate pictorially how the new "American royalty" spent their leisure time and their wealth. This captivating book features over 200 period images of the mansions, the beautiful beaches, and the shopping areas where the Newport Summer Colony gathered to do what they did best: spend money. See how Newport was forever changed by the prolific growth of "cottages" during the late 19th century. Today, many of these testaments to power and wealth are open to the public as house museums, where thousands visit annually to see firsthand how the rich and famous lived. Includes a guide to postcard values and collector tips.

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With Federico Santi | 2 revised edition from Schiffer Pub Ltd (December 28, 2016)
9780764352096 | details & prices | 120 pages | List price $24.99
About: Newport, Rhode Island, nicknamed "the Queen of Resorts," has been celebrated in beautiful postcard portrayals for over a hundred years.
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With Federico Santi | from Schiffer Pub Ltd (July 31, 2006)
9780764324970 | details & prices | 112 pages | 11.15 × 8.50 × 0.25 in. | 1.28 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Newport, Rhode Island, nicknamed "The Queen of Resorts," has been celebrated in beautiful postcard portrayals for over a hundred years.

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