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Detroit Photographic Co

Overview
Works: 2,173 works in 2,186 publications in 1 language and 2,892 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  History  Fiction  Catalogs  Photographs  Maps 
Roles: Photographer, Printer, Other
Classifications: E168, 973
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Most widely held works by Detroit Photographic Co
The birth of a century : early color photographs of America by Jim Hughes( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final decades of the nineteenth century and the birth of the twentieth in America are illustrated as never before in this book of unique color images that actually predate the invention of color photography. The secret process which produced them combines the delicacy of watercolors with the look and feel of modern color photographs. The pictures are largely the work of the legendary William Henry Jackson, the pioneer photographer who explored the frontiers of the old American west with huge wet-plate cameras and a portable darktent strapped to the back of his trusty mule. Jackson's name is synonymous with high adventure, and Jim Hughes' richly detailed introduction tells a gripping story. Jackson was born in 1843 in New York, and by the 1860s he was on his first trip west, working as a bullwhacker on a wagon train when the nation's unfinished rail lines would take him no further. Finally, on the edge of the western frontier, he began photographing the wild and often spectacularly beautiful landscape of a wilderness soon to be forced into submission by the advancing railroads. Over the next three decades Jackson became the most celebrated of a small and hardy band of pioneer photographers, creating a striking photographic record of the rapidly changing face of America. When his photographs of Yellowstone were credited with helping to persuade Congress to make the region the first National Park, his place in history was secure. From the Rockies to California, from the Great Lakes to the deep South, from teeming New York City to forested New Hampshire these photographs capture both urban and rural landscapes to provide a unique picture of the social and physical evolution of the United States. The book is arranged as a visual tour of the country, and is written with fascinating insights into America's places and politics at the turn of the century. In 1897 Jackson sold the bulk of his enormous archive of photographs to the Detroit Photographic Company, which he joined as a partner. The firm had recently licensed Photochrom, a secret Swiss process for turning black-and-white photographs into color. Completely distinct from today's four-color reproduction, Photochrom is a continuous-tone color rendition of a black-and-white photograph that uses multiple impressions from lithographic stones. The color produced was astonishingly naturalistic, and it was to this process that Jackson devoted his final years of active photography. Gone now was the mule, as he traveled North America in a specially equipped railroad car in search of images to tell the story of the closing of one epoch and the dawning of another. William Henry Jackson died in 1942 after a lifetime that spanned almost the entire history of photography. In recent years, thousands of never distributed Photochrom prints were discovered in a Montana warehouse. This book offers an ample selection of the finest, all published for the first time
The romance of St. Sacrement : a story of New France and the Iroquois by Grayson N Sherwen( Book )

5 editions published in 1912 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work tells the story of the French and Iroquois beginning in the year 1666
Catalogue J by Detroit Photographic Co( Book )

2 editions published in 1901 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lone Star by William Henry Jackson( Visual )

and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

View of Lone Star Geyser in eruption in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Pine forests are in the distance
Madison, Wisconsin( Book )

2 editions published in 1900 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

York Minster by William Henry Jackson( Visual )

and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A view of York Minster cathedral in York, England. Shows a Gothic building with tracery windows, towers with battlements, spires and statuary in niches
The approaching storm Pikes Peak carriage road by William Henry Jackson( Visual )

and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

View of a dirt road on Pikes Peak in El Paso County, Colorado. Storm clouds are in the distance
Color photographs of scenes on the line of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway System by American and Australian Line( Book )

1 edition published in 1900 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes views of San Francisco, Yosemite, California missions, Los Angeles and vicinity, Mt. Lowe, San Diego, inland Southern California (chiefly agricultural), Arizona and New Mexico (with numerous Native American portraits), and Colorado. Scenic landscapes predominate
Ithaca the Forest City by Detroit Photographic Co( Book )

1 edition published in 1901 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yellowstone Lake, Mary's Bay by William Henry Jackson( Visual )

and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

View of a rocky shore, trees and the sun reflected on Mary Bay at Yellowstone Lake in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
San Francisco Mountains, Arizona by William Henry Jackson( Visual )

and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

View of snow on the San Francisco Peaks (San Francisco Mountain) near Flagstaff (Coconino County), Arizona. A man in a hat sits on a log near a stand of pine trees
Waterfall by William Henry Jackson( Visual )

and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

View of a waterfall, rocks and trees in Colorado
Detroit in 1898( Visual )

1 edition published in 1898 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hook eye curve near Breckenridge by William Henry Jackson( Visual )

and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

View of Boreas Pass and what is identified as the "Hook-eye curve" near Breckenridge (Summit County), Colorado. Shows probably Denver, South Park, & Pacific or Denver, Leadville & Gunnison railroad tracks, a trestle, snow fences, and a tunnel beside a stream. Buildings and houses in are in Breckenridge in the distance
Bathing at Palmer Park by William Henry Jackson( Visual )

and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of children stand on the shore of a pond in Palmer Park near Detroit (Wayne County), Michigan. One boy wears a white tank top, suspenders and knickers. Two girls wade in the water and another girl, wearing a white dress stands on the bank. A boy wearing a cap, jacket and knickers watches the girls
Catalogue J by Detroit Photographic Co( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mansions Manitou by William Henry Jackson( Visual )

and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

View of the Mansions Hotel in Manitou Springs (El Paso County), Colorado. The three-story frame structure has a gable roof, chimneys, dormers, and wraparound porches
An American odyssey : photos from the Detroit Photographic Company, 1888-1924 by Marc Walter( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The rediscovered Photochrom and Photostint postcard images from the private collection of Marc Walter were produced by the Detroit Photographic Company between 1888 and 1924. Using a photolithographic process that predated the autochrome by nearly 20 years, they offered people the very first color photographs of The United States. Suddenly, the continent's colors were available for all to see. The rich ochres and browns of the Grand Canyon, the dazzle of Atlantic City, became a visual delight not only for eyewitnesses, but for Americans far and wide." -- Taschen website, viewed 6/19/2014
[Planning map of the Mall and adjacent areas, Washington D.C.]( )

1 edition published in 1904 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue F. Scenic, architectural and marine views by Detroit Photographic Co( Book )

3 editions published in 1899 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The birth of a century : early color photographs of America
Alternative Names

controlled identityDetroit Publishing Co.

Detroit (Mich.)

Detroit Photographic Company

Detroit publishing company

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