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My likeness taken :daguerreian portraits in America /Joan L. Severa.

Collection Type
Books
Originator
Severa, Joan L., 1925-
Publication
Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press
Date
c2005.
Description
"During the nineteenth century - a time of great technical and cultural change - fashion was a cultivating force in the development of American society and was influenced by one's social status, geographic location, and economic standing. 'My Likeness Taken' is a collection of daguerreotype portraits of men, women, and children taken between 1840 and 1860. Selected from the top collections in the United States, each image is analyzed to clarify datable clothing and fashion components. With subjects from among the best-dressed members of society, these portraits - reproduced in full color - reflect the latest fashion developments, trends, and influences. For students of photographic and costume history, this is extraordinary material. Many of these images have never before been published, and Severa's keen analysis adds immeasurably to our understanding of the importance of dress in American society. Photo archivists and colectors, costume curators, social historians, material culturalists, and theater designers will also find My Likeness Taken to be an invaluable resource."--BOOK JACKET.
xix, 303 p. : ports. ; 29 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 297) and index.
Purchase, 2008.
ISBN
0873388372
9780873388375
GUSN
244023
Call Number
Stacks GT610.S4223 2005
Descriptive terms
Bildnis.
Clothing and dress History 19th century
Clothing and dress History 19th century.
Daguerreotype
Daguerreotypie.
Fashion History 19th century
Fashion History 19th century.
Mode.
Portrait photography History 19th century.
Material Type
Pictorial works.
Places
USA.
United States
United States.

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