From the spires of Churchill Downs and the Cathedral of the Assumption, to the bluegrass farms of its outlying areas and the blueblood roots of its historic districts, Louisville has something to offer every native and visitor. Over 200 vintage hand-tinted and black and white postcards from the 1900s to the 1940s take readers on a journey back in time to tour old Louisville, showcasing some of the city's most famous landmarks and sites. Tour an antebellum plantation house, have a Hot Brown at the Brown Hotel, travel on a steamboat down the Ohio River, walk the grounds of Fort Kx or on a lawn of Kentucky blue grass, and cheer on the longshot from the stands of Churchill Downs.
Mary L. Martin is proprietress of the Mary Martin Postcards, a three-generation family business and the largest postcard operation in the world. Karen Choppa has worked in the world of vintage ephemera and illustrated arts for many years. Her previous publications include a book on artist Besse Pease Gutman.