The origins of American photography: from daguerreotype to dry-plate, 1839-1885

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In this text, Keith F. Davis examines photography's social history and aesthetic development in an era of rapid national growth. He demonstrates how key themes and genres - including the business of daguerreian portraiture, the markets for Civil War images, and the art of Western landscape photography - reflected the concerns and values of nineteenth-century society. Photographers of this era expressed a new national consciousness while, at the same time, helping to shape it. They also explored the visual language of a radically new medium, laying the foundation for all of photography's subsequent history.
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subject_facet Daguerreotype -- Exhibitions, Daguerréotype -- Expositions, Photographie -- États-Unis -- Histoire -- Expositions, Photography -- United States -- History -- Exhibitions, Photography, Artistic -- Exhibitions
table_of_contents The pioneering generation: 1839-1843 -- Leaders in the profession: a regional survey -- Being a daguerreotypist -- The face of a nation -- The rise of paper photography -- "A terrible distinctness": photography of the Civil War Era, 1861-1865 -- Nature and culture: scenic, topographic, and promotional views -- A world of photographs.
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title The origins of American photography : from daguerreotype to dry-plate, 1839-1885
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