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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Marcy J Dinius
|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.
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|Responsibility:||Marcy J. Dinius.|
"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
- Photography in literature -- History -- 19th century.
- Literature and photography -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
- American fiction -- 19th century -- Illustrations -- Public opinion.
- Daguerreotype -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
- Documentary photography -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
- Visual communication -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
- Public opinion -- United States -- History -- 19th century.