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The Golden Gate Bridge: Building  A San Francisco Landmark Book of Postcards
The Golden Gate Bridge: Building  A San Francisco Landmark Book of Postcards
The Golden Gate Bridge: Building  A San Francisco Landmark Book of Postcards
The Golden Gate Bridge: Building  A San Francisco Landmark Book of Postcards
The Golden Gate Bridge: Building  A San Francisco Landmark Book of Postcards
The Golden Gate Bridge: Building  A San Francisco Landmark Book of PostcardsThe Golden Gate Bridge: Building  A San Francisco Landmark Book of PostcardsThe Golden Gate Bridge: Building  A San Francisco Landmark Book of PostcardsThe Golden Gate Bridge: Building  A San Francisco Landmark Book of PostcardsThe Golden Gate Bridge: Building  A San Francisco Landmark Book of Postcards
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The Golden Gate Bridge: Building A San Francisco Landmark Book of Postcards

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Thirty duotone reproductions bound in a handy postcard collection.

Oversized postcards measure 6½ x 4¾ in.

ISBN 9780764937873
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The Golden Gate Bridge: Building A San Francisco Landmark Book of Postcards
The concept of bridging the mile-wide Golden Gate Strait between San Francisco and Marin County, California, was proposed as early as 1872 by railroad magnate Charles Crocker. In 1916 the idea was revived by San Francisco newspaperman James Wilkins, whose editorial campaign for a bridge caught the attention of San Francisco City Engineer Michael O’Shaughnessy. O’Shaughnessy began a national inquiry among engineers regarding the feasibility of such a project. Most said the bridge couldn’t be built; some said it was possible but would cost more than $100 million. One, Joseph Baermann Strauss, a designer of nearly four hundred spans, said such a bridge was not only feasible but could be built for $25 to $30 million.

On June 28, 1921, Strauss submitted preliminary sketches to O’Shaughnessy, estimating construction costs of $27 million. Strauss then dedicated himself to convincing civic leaders to go ahead with the span. In November 1932 contracts totaling $23,843,905 were awarded, and on January 5, 1933, construction of the Golden Gate Bridge began. As the bridge took shape over more than four years of work, the construction process was captured on film by Ted Huggins, a public relations representative for Standard Oil Company and an enthusiastic proponent of the bridge. Thirty of his photographs, taken 1934–1937 are reproduced in this book of postcards.

Pomegranate’s books of postcards contain up to thirty top-quality reproductions bound together in a handy, artful collection. Easy to remove and produced on heavy card stock, these stunning postcards are a delight to the sender and receiver. Postcards are oversized and may require additional postage.