Newport Mansions: Postcards of the Gilded Age (Paperback)

Newport Mansions: Postcards of the Gilded Age By Federico Santi, John Gacher Cover Image
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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. This updated and expanded second edition 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 nineteenth century. Today, many of these testaments to power and wealth are house museums, where thousands visit annually to see firsthand how the rich and famous lived. Includes a guide to postcard values and collector tips.

About the Author

Federico Santi and John Gacher have lived in Newport, Rhode Island, since 1985 and established their antiques business, The Drawing Room, that same year. They are also the authors of Zsolnay Ceramics: Collecting a Culture and Art Nouveau Ironwork of Austria & Hungary.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780764324970
ISBN-10: 0764324977
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
Publication Date: July 14th, 2006
Pages: 112
Language: English