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Dreamland : America at the dawn of the twentieth century

Author: Michael Lesy; William Henry Jackson
Publisher: New York : New Press : Distributed by Norton, ©1997.
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At the very edge of the twentieth century, William Henry Jackson - the most renowned Western landscape photographer of his day - joined the Detroit Publishing Company to produce postcard images of the United States, using the most advanced technology available. Eventually, the photographs and negatives were deposited in the Library of Congress and the Colorado Historical Society, creating an incomparable archive of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Lesy; William Henry Jackson
ISBN: 1565843827 9781565843820 1565844858 9781565844858
OCLC Number: 37839202
Notes: Includes photographs by William Henry Jackson and others.
Description: 207 pages : illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm
Contents: Some facts. Crowds and solitaries --
Constructions and erections : towers, wedges, wombs, and vanishing points --
Public pleasures : parks and promenades : lakes and sea shores, open air and clear water --
Public power : mills, bridges, and blast furnaces --
Freighters and destroyers : shipyards, sailors, and a two-ocean navy --
Pickaninnies and prisoners --
Vistas, wild and domestic, scenic and unsettled --
Natives in costume --
Real men : cowboys and miners --
Dreams at the edge of an ocean.
Responsibility: Michael Lesy.

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At the very edge of the twentieth century, William Henry Jackson - the most renowned Western landscape photographer of his day - joined the Detroit Publishing Company to produce postcard images of the United States, using the most advanced technology available. Eventually, the photographs and negatives were deposited in the Library of Congress and the Colorado Historical Society, creating an incomparable archive of American life in the first decade of this century. Photo historian Michael Lesy has selected and arranged over 200 photographs.

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