A Curious & Ingenious Art

A Curious & Ingenious Art

Reflections on Daguerreotypes at Harvard

Book - 2000
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"The collection includes the work of America's pioneering daguerreotypists, including Mathew Brady, Southworth and Hawes, and John Adams Whipple. Most notably, the Harvard collection preserved for posterity such faces of the era as Oliver Wendell Holmes, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Henry James, James McNeill Whistler, Dorothea Dix, Jenny Lind, and even Tom Thumb."
"The images represent the early history of photography and its use as a tool for documentation, scientific research, and artistic expression. A selection of daguerreotypes from the collections, some well known, others published for the first time, reveals the histories behind the images, stories which unveil in hauntingly beautiful detail the reflections of individuals who searched for purpose and promise in the new medium."--Jacket.
Publisher: Iowa City : Published for Harvard University Library by University of Iowa Press, c2000
ISBN: 9780877457244
0877457247
Branch Call Number: 772.1209 BANTA
Characteristics: xxiii, 178 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Harvard University. Library
Alternative Title: Curious and ingenious art

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