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: Biography & Autobiography

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 History of Japanese Photography

Author: Anne Tucker,Kōtarō Iizawa,Naoyuki Kinoshita

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300099258

Category: Photography

Page: 405

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Written by a team of distinguished scholars, this book establishes that photography began to play a vital role in Japanese culture after its introduction in the 1850s. 350 illustrations.
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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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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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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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