October 18, 2008

Meet the Author, Elaine Blackmon Henson, October 20th @ Federal Point History Center

Elaine Blackmon Henson, author of the postcard-history book "Carolina Beach," will be featured speaker at the next meeting of the Federal Point Historic Preservation Society, 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Federal Point History Center, next to the Carolina Beach Town Hall, 1121-A North Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach. Her topic: "Bathing Beauties in Vintage Postcards."

About the book:
Carolina Beach, North Carolina, has been a destination for beachgoers, boaters, and fishermen since the 1880s. Visitors came first by the combination of river steamers and a train and later by automobiles to seek respite from the summer’s heat and the daily grind. This book shares the history of this seaside community through the postcards its visitors sent home. From the early handcolored cards printed in Germany to the modern chrome cards of today, we see the people and places of Carolina Beach.

About the Author:

Elaine Blackmon Henson grew up in nearby Wilmington and has loved going to the beach all of her life. A career educator, she and her husband bought a 1940s cottage at Carolina Beach as a summer rental. In searching for vintage pictures to use in the cottage, she began collecting old postcards, and curiosity about the history of the images in those cards led to this book.

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