Pioneer Photographers of the Far West

A Biographical Dictionary, 1840-1865

Author: Peter E. Palmquist,Thomas R. Kailbourn

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804738835

Category: Photography

Page: 679

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This extraordinarily comprehensive, well-documented, biographical dictionary of some 1,500 photographers (and workers engaged in photographically related pursuits) active in western North America before 1865 is enriched by some 250 illustrations. Far from being simply a reference tool, the book provides a rich trove of fascinating narratives that cover both the professional and personal lives of a colorful cast of characters.
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The Birds of the Thai-Malay Peninsula

Author: David R. Wells

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408108933

Category: Nature

Page: 848

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This well-illustrated volume covers the passerines of Singapore, peninsular Malaysia, southern Thailand and the tip of Tenasserim (Burma) with their associated island archipelagos. David Wells' historically complete accounts draw on a full range of recent field and museum research. Over 380 species are described, including topics such as systematics, distribution, plumage, biometrics, status, habitat, food and foraging, voice, behaviour, breeding biology, moult and conservation. Along with an accompanying volume, on nonpasserine species, it brings together the most complete modern summery of field survey work and other research on all the birds found in the peninsula. Volume 1 and Volume 2 available as a shrinkwrapped set: 0 7136 7483 0 £99
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The Record

News from the National Archives and Records Administration

Author: United States. National Archives and Records Administration

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Archival resources

Page: N.A

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Pioneer Photographers from the Mississippi to the Continental Divide

A Biographical Dictionary, 1839-1865

Author: Peter E. Palmquist,Thomas R. Kailbourn

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804740579

Category: Photography

Page: 742

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This biographical dictionary of some 3,000 photographers (and workers in related trades), active in a vast area of North America before 1866, is based on extensive research and enhanced by some 240 illustrations, most of which are published here for the first time. The territory covered extends from central Canada through Mexico and includes the United States from the Mississippi River west to, but not including, the Rocky Mountain states. Together, this volume and its predecessor, Pioneer Photographers of the Far West: A Biographical Dictionary, 1840-1865, comprise an exhaustive survey of early photographers in North America and Central America, excluding the eastern United States and eastern Canada. This work is distinguished by the large number of entries, by the appealing narratives that cover both professional and private lives of the subjects, and by the painstaking documentation. It will be an essential reference work for historians, libraries, and museums, as well as for collectors of and dealers in early American photography. In addition to photographers, the book includes photographic printers, retouchers, and colorists, and manufacturers and sellers of photographic apparatus and stock. Because creators of moving panoramas and optical amusements such as dioramas and magic lantern performances often fashioned their works after photographs, the people behind those exhibitions are also discussed.
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Rare and Elusive Birds of North America

Author: N.A

Publisher: Universe Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 208

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Presents a collection of photographs of rarely seen birds, including the rail, the bittern, the whip-poor-will, and the yellow-bellied flycatcher.
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The Athenaeum

A Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music, and the Drama

Author: James Silk Buckingham,John Sterling,Frederick Denison Maurice,Henry Stebbing,Charles Wentworth Dilke,Thomas Kibble Hervey,William Hepworth Dixon,Norman Maccoll,Vernon Horace Rendall,John Middleton Murry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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