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How Women Are Portrayed in Florida Postcards Over Time


This exhibit was created to showcase how the relationship between women depicted in early and current Florida postcards has evolved over time. To determine whether a change has occurred involving the depiction of women, this exhibit explores themes of gender, sexuality, and even race. These postcards were mainly created in the twentieth century, and are divided into two time periods, which include the earlier half of the century, ending around the late 1960s, and pick up from there, ultimately leading to the present day. Between each time period, the postcards were subdivided into two categories, which feature women at the beach and women in general, daily life. Both similarities and differences were drawn solely based on evidence taken from the image and text on the front of the postcard, as well as the textual descriptions on the back of each postcard.

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