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Old Birmingham Shops from Old Photographs Eric Armstrong

Old Birmingham Shops from Old Photographs By Eric Armstrong

Old Birmingham Shops from Old Photographs by Eric Armstrong


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A marvellous, wide ranging, pictorial view of the history of shops in Birmingham.

Old Birmingham Shops from Old Photographs Summary

Old Birmingham Shops from Old Photographs by Eric Armstrong

During the nineteenth century, Britain had experienced impressive industrial growth, which enabled the country to become a major world power. This expansion brought economic improvement and a wide variety of imports which fuelled demand for a better quality of goods and higher quantities of shops at home in the British Isles. During the earlier years of the last century, many shops were to be found in Birmingham, by now a major industrial centre. The shopkeepers of Birmingham catered for their customers in whatever way they could. Indeed, the diversity of things sold in these shops ranged from foodstuffs,such as bread and milk, to cycling equipment and pet food. A marvellous, wide ranging view of shops in Birmingham, highly illustrated with over 100 fascinating postcards, Old Birmingham Shops from Old Photographs will not only appeal to lovers of shopping, but also to local historians. Many of the postcards that appear in the book feature the numerous types of products sold, a significant number from the period 1900 - 14, a time known as 'the golden age of postcards'. Advertising their wares became highly important for shopkeepers, a development which is seen on a worldwide scale today, and these adverts throw some light on the social conditions of the time, including accelerating change.

About Eric Armstrong

Eric Armstrong was born, raised and educated in Handsworth, Birmingham. Following army service during 1942 to 1947, he became a student at Birmingham University. During retirement he has developed a keen interest in postcards of old Birmingham and has written a number of historical books about the city.

Additional information

GOR010708120
9781445605111
1445605112
Old Birmingham Shops from Old Photographs by Eric Armstrong
Used - Like New
Paperback
Amberley Publishing
20110915
128
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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