Although he was a native of Bullock County, Alabama, Wade Hall -- teacher, writer, poet, critic, interviewer, folklorist, and documentarian -- spent most of his fifty-year career in Kentucky. But he was never emotionally far from his home as evidenced by his passion for collecting vintage Alabama postcards. In his lifetime he amassed 10,000, which he then graciously gave to the University of Alabama Libraries and Troy University in a large joint bequest that also included rare books, quilts, folk art, letters and more.
These postcards date from the late 1800s to the mid-20th century and offer a fascinating and diverse picture of the state. The meaning of postcards that could be purchased as a travel souvenir is largely forgotten today when cameras are commonplace. But the value of Hall's stunning collection cannot be missed. The some 400 cards featured in Greetings from Alabama are revealing of scenes familiar and rare. From Birmingham's Vulcan to Mobile's Bellingrath Gardens, from Enterprise's boll weevil monument to Huntsville's rockets, from Helen Keller's home to William Rufus King's resting place, the scenes offer captivating glimpses of Alabama history.
Among the most popular prints ever produced, C. M. Coolidge's poker-playing dogs have found a niche in American pop culture. Even those who don't recognize this artist's name know his fun-loving canines, whose all-too-human antics never fail to bring a smile. In this whimsical card collection, a Saturday-night mood of pool halls, poker tables, and cigar-smoking camaraderie combine for a winning hand of twelve humorous vignettes, each repeated twice.Â
Small business owners and marketing managers must generally formulate competitive marketing while being saddled with farless- than-competitive budgets. In Hot Marketing, Cool Profits, 200 proven marketing ideas help to narrow the perception gap between the haves and have-nots. Twelve sections cover key areas relevant to small business marketers, from outlining a forceful marketing strategy to attracting free publicity, increasing marketing creativity, and more.
"This Scrap Book was expressly put together to help you secure more business - get new customers - increase your sales to your old customers - with the result that you will make more profit - the necessary in any business." - from the first paragraph. Contains a large variety of ads and images used for stenciling.