Imagining a Better Future by Re-imagining the Past

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Postcards From The Past

As America of the 1930s came out of the dark ages of Prohibition, cocktails could finally be enjoyed legally again. With the return to legality, mixologists had greater access to quality spirits. The result was a boom in new and better cocktails for people to enjoy. With this renaissance in drinks came the growth of cocktail culture around the nation. 

The book Cocktails Across America by Diane Lapis and Anne Peck-Davis looks at the cocktail culture of the 1930s - 1950s. Not into cocktails? Don’t worry. Cocktails Across America is bursting full of images of postcards from that era on nearly every page. Each image of a postcard is of high quality and in full color. In the back of the book, there’s something extra. There are reproductions of several color postcards just as they were with both sides.

Cocktails Across America is a fun book that everyone can enjoy, even for the teetotalers. I highly recommend it.

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