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Archive for June 22nd, 2009

The recently-passed “cash for clunkers” bill isn’t government’s first try at encouraging motorists to trade up. In 1938, as the automobile industry struggled to free itself from the Depression, Gov. Clyde Hoey asked North Carolinians to do their part during National Used Car Exchange Week: “The accumulation of used cars in the hands of automobile […]

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Early postcards were often images drawn and colored from photographs of places or events.  You can easily see this when you have two nearly identical postcards from different publishers or colorists.  An advantage to working from a photograph is the ability to idealize the reality of a scene.  Postcard producers frequently removed unsightly utility poles, […]

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