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The camera and the press : American visual and print culture in the age of the daguerreotype

Author: Marcy J Dinius
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2012.
Series: Material texts.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Through a wide-ranging examination of antebellum images and literature, The Camera and the Press shows how Americans' first encounter with photography was more textual than visual. This thoroughly  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marcy J Dinius
ISBN: 9780812244045 0812244044
OCLC Number: 756767650
Notes: Originally presented as the author's thesis (Northwestern University) under title: The camera and the pen: daguerreotypy and literature in antebellum America.
Description: 308 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The daguerreotype in Antebellum American popular print --
Daguerreian romanticism: The house of the seven gables and Gabriel Harrison's portraits --
"Some ideal image of the man and his mind": Melville's Pierre and Southworth & Hawes's Daguerreian aesthetic --
Slavery in black and white: daguerreotypy and Uncle Tom's Cabin --
"My daguerreotype shall be a true one": Augustus Washington and the Liberian colonization movement --
Seeing a slave as a man: Frederick Douglass, racial progress, and daguerreian portraiture.
Series Title: Material texts.
Responsibility: Marcy J. Dinius.
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"A consummate feat of scholarship and descriptive prose."-TLS "An important and original study of interconnections between the daguerreotype and literary writing during the antebellum period. Dinius Read more...

 
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