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    Lightships

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    Lightships were intricate pieces of marine history here at home and around the world, but the romance of long careers full of exciting events usually happened elsewhere. The work on lightships was hazardous, tedious and dreadfully boring, sometimes for months on end. There is still little reward for work that benefits the traveling public.

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The golden age of postcards experienced a dramatic spike when men like Burton Holmes began selling souvenirs of his travel lectures in the first decades of the 20th century. Every place Holmes traveled was photographs and postcards were made to remind those who heard his lectures how wonderful it was to ride in a horse-drawn carriage across a European landscape.

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