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Sights once seen : daguerreotyping Frémont's last expedition through the Rockies

Author: Robert Shlaer
Publisher: Santa Fe, N.M. : Museum of New Mexico Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English
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Fremont's final expedition to survey the 38th parallel was lost in a fire. Now history's great adventure is retold in daguerreotypes of the entire expedition route.

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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Named Person: Solomon Nunes Carvalho; John Charles Frémont; Solomon Nunes Carvalho; John Charles Frémont
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Shlaer
ISBN: 0890133409 9780890133408 0890133395 9780890133392
OCLC Number: 42413355
Description: x, 165 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 x 29 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
The Documentation of Early Exploration in the United States --
Early Attempts at Expeditionary Daguerreotypy --
The "Central Route" to the Pacific --
The Origins of Fremont's Fifth, His Last Expedition to the West --
The Daguerreotype Process in 1853 --
Reconstructing Fremont's Fifth Expedition --
How Carvalho Made Daguerreotypes for Fremont --
Moder Daguerreotypy: The Author's Experience --
The Daguerreotype Plates --
Kansas: Crossing the Plains --
Big Timbers: The Last Contact with Civilization --
Beyond the Continental Divide --
The Deserts of Utah --
Epilogue --
Conclusion --
Notes --
Bibliography
Responsibility: by Robert Shlaer ; featuring 125 daguerreotypes by the author.
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