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

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-244023

Description

xix, 303 p. : ports. ; 29 cm., "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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Clothing and dress History 19th century.
Clothing and dress History 19th century
Fashion History 19th century.
Fashion History 19th century
Portrait photography History 19th century.
Daguerreotype
Daguerreotypie.
Bildnis.
Mode.

Originator

Severa, Joan L., 1925-

Publication

Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press

Description

xix, 303 p. : ports. ; 29 cm.
"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.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 297) and index.
Purchase, 2008.

ISBN

0873388372
9780873388375

Call Number

Stacks GT610.S4223 2005

Material Type

Pictorial works.

Places

United States
United States.
USA.