July 19, 2020

Author: Terry Bryan

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The Elephant Hotel

Dr. Terry A. Bryan

The Elephant Hotel

Imagine the shock to seafarers off the coast of New Jersey in 1881.  A huge elephant appeared on the undeveloped beach

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Sign a Song of Postcards!

Dr. Terry Bryan

Sing a Song of Postcards!

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Sheet music became commonplace in homes starting about 1840. The rise of the middle class, increased leisure time, and the Industrial Revolution were trends that led to a more educated population with enhanced music literacy.

Patrons of theaters and

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Civil War Monuments

Dr. Terry Bryan

Civil War Monuments

The Civil War was still fresh in many minds in the early days of postcards. Communities spent large amounts to commission memorials to their hometown soldiers and sailors. An entire generation of young men was decimated in the horrible conflict. The countryside was strewn

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