The camera and the press :American visual and print culture in the age of the daguerreotype /Marcy J. Dinius.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-286910

Description

308 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Photography in literature History 19th century.
Literature and photography History 19th century.
American fiction Illustrations Public opinion. 19th century
Daguerreotype History 19th century.
Documentary photography Social aspects History 19th century.
Visual communication United States History 19th century.
Public opinion History 19th century.

Originator

Dinius, Marcy J.

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.

Publication

Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press

Publisher Series

Material texts
Material texts.

Description

308 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Notes

Originally presented as the author's thesis (Northwestern University) under title: The camera and the pen: daguerreotypy and literature in antebellum America.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-294) and index.

ISBN

9780812244045 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0812244044 (hardcover : alk. paper)

Call Number

Stacks PS374.P43 D56 2012

Places

United States

Edition

1st ed.