Photography in nineteenth-century America

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Amon Carter Museum, 1991 - Photography - 335 pages
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Six essays by noted scholars examine the varied ways in which photographs reflected and influenced 19th-century American life. Contributors include: Alan Trachtenberg, Barbara McCandless, Keith F. Davis, Peter B. Hales, Sarah Greenough, and the editor. Includes 244 photographs, many never-before-reproduced.

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This substantial contribution to the history of photography accompanies a traveling exhibition at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. Images borrowed from 52 institutions and a number of ... Read full review


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Martha A. Sandweiss is professor of history and American studies at Amherst College.

Alan Trachtenberg is Neil Grey Professor of American Studies and English Literature at Yale University.

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