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Author Dinius, Marcy J.

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

Imprint Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2012.

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Location Call No. Status OPAC Message Public Note Gift Note
 Moore Stacks  PS374.P43 D56 2012    Available  ---
Edition 1st ed.
Description 308 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Material texts
Material texts.
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.
Note Originally presented as the author's thesis (Northwestern University) under title: The camera and the pen: daguerreotypy and literature in antebellum America.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-294) and index.
Provenance Gift of Paul and Mary Haas.
Subject Photography in literature -- History -- 19th century.
Literature and photography -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
American fiction -- 19th century -- Illustrations -- Public opinion.
Daguerreotype -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Documentary photography -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Visual communication -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Public opinion -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
ISBN 9780812244045 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0812244044 (hardcover : alk. paper)