Postcards from The Highwaymen

Gary Monroe

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"From the late 1950's into the early 80's these colorful landscapes were ubiquitous decorations in Florida homes, offices, restaurants, and motel rooms. They shaped the state's popular image as much as oranges and alligators."--New York Times

"A valuable document of Florida's rich cultural past, showing how black artists contributed to the dreamy visions of Florida that were being aggressively marketed at a time when air conditioning and mosquito repellent in the 1950s made the state a desirable destination."--Miami Herald

The days are long past when tourists could buy an original landscape painting on the side of the road for as little as $50 dollars--sometimes before the paint dried. This new book of postcards allows you to experience the thrill of owning (miniature) versions of these exquisite paintings.

Gary Monroe is professor of fine arts and photography at Daytona State College and author of numerous books including Harold Newton: The Original Highwayman and The Highwaymen Murals: Al Black's Concrete Dreams.

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