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Orlando in Vintage Postcards, Postcard History

"Beautiful weather here. When are you coming?" Those words have been written millions of times on postcards mailed from Orlando. Known today as home to America's most famous theme parks, Orlando has always been a destination for visitors from all over the world. During its early period as "The Phenomenal City," through the years as "The City Beautiful," to the era of "The Action Center of Florida," Orlando has a story to tell.

Lynn M. Homan, Thomas Reilly

In Orlando in Vintage Postcards, authors Lynn M. Homan and Thomas Reilly chronicle the history of a community that became home to cattle ranchers and citrus growers, polo-playing English expatriates and real estate speculators, military personnel and ordinary people seeking a home or vacation in the warm Florida sunshine. Through postcards that first became popular in the United States in the late 1800s, the authors showcase the buildings, landmarks, and lifestyles of Orlando as it once was.

Arcadia Publishing