Cameraderie: A Relational Interpretation of Photographic History: Photographs from the New Orleans Museum of Art
The Daguerreotype: Nineteenth-Century Technology and Modern Science
Secrets of the Dark Chamber: The Art of the American Daguerreotype
Australia, The Photographer's View. From the 1850's to the Bicentenary
The Best Dog in the World: Vintage Portraits of Children and Their Dogs
"Packed with gorgeous sepia-toned photographs, The Best Dog in the
World is a timeless tribute to loyal canine companions and the kids who
adore them. Historian and dog lover Donna Long's insightful text provides a
window into the lives of children during this golden age, while her notes about
their patient pups shed light on the rising popularity of familiar breeds (as
well as good old-fashioned mutts). From precious pugs to regal retrievers, this
rare collection of portraits is a sweet, poignant, and captivating testament to
the abiding love between children and their dogs."
- An endearing collection of 120 antique and vintage photographs of
children and their devoted dogs, taken between 1875 and 1925.
- Describes when specific breeds arrived in North America, how they
became popular, and what they did to steal our hearts.
- Includes both professionally photographed studio portraits and candid
snapshots of dogs posed with their proud, pint-sized owners.
- A must-have for dog lovers, collectors of Victoriana, and enthusiasts
of historical photography.
Dover Civil War Photos: CD-ROM and Book
Snapshot Chronicles: Inventing the American Photo Album
Natchez: Victorian Children (Images of America)
Vicksburg Under Glass, a Collection of Early Photographs From the Glass Negatives of J. Mack MOORE
Portraits of Conflict A Photographic History of Mississippi in the Civil War
Encyclopaedia of the
"The Encyclopaedia of the Magic Lantern. An A-Z of projected images and a wide-ranging reference source to the history, technology, uses and aesthetics of the optical lantern, or stereopticon, in its various forms. The ultimate treasure-house of magic lantern knowledge, written by some of the world's most experienced researchers and collectors in the field. Published by The Magic Lantern Society, to coincide with the Society's 25th Anniversary. The essential guide for anyone seriously interested in the subject. "
The Art of Projecting: A Manual of Experimentation in Physics, Chemistry and Natural History with the Porte Lumiere and Magic Lantern
Victorian Britain Through the Magic Lantern
William CHRISTENBERRY: Southern Photographs
A Photograph Album of Mounted Topographical Albumen Photographs (New Orleans, Mobile, Florida)
From the seller: "Description: [New Orleans, etc: circa 1878]. Oblong folio. (10 1/2 x 14 1/4 inches). 27 albumen photographs (12 full-page ranging in size from 7 3/4 x 9 1/2 to 10 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches (the majority are of the larger size; and 14 half-page ranging in size from 5 x 8 to 7 x 9 inches, mounted recto only of 20 leaves, each with penciled titles, one with photographer's credit in the negative: 'J. S. McClure'. (Some fading to margins). Recent half-green morocco to style, incorporating 19th century boards, spine simply gilt in six compartments. A wonderful photographic album depicting the American South. The album can be dated from one photograph of the copy of the catafalque of King Victor Emmanuel of Italy, indicating a date of circa 1878. The places visited include New Orleans (6 large scale images), the Natchez steamboat (1 large image), Mobile, Alabama (6 large images), Pensacola (5 small images), the Escambia River, Florida (2 small images)."
The Way It Was: 1850 to 1930 Photographs of Montgomery & Her Central Alabama Neighbors
Portraits of Conflict: a Photographic History of Louisiana in the Civil War
Equal Before the Lens: Jno. Trlica's Photographs of Granger, Texas
Craig's Daguerreian Registry: Volume 1, the Overview; Volume 2, Pioneers and Progress, Abbott to Lytle: Volume 3, Pioneers and Progress, Macdonald to Zuky
An American Postal Portrait: A Photographic Legacy
Old Brooklyn in Early Photographs, 1865-1929: 157 Prints from the Collection of the Long Island Historical Society
Forty Etchings, From Sketches Made With the Camera Lucida, in North America in 1827 and 1828
Reflected Light: A Century of Photography in Chester County
The Streets of Melbourne: From Early Photographs
Edwardian Melbourne in Picture Postcards
Under the Big Lamp: Historic Photographs of the County and Town of Carrickfergus
Sun Pictures in Kalamazoo: A History of Daguerreotype Photography in Kalamazoo County, Michigan, 1839-1860
E. J. Bellocq: Storyville Portraits
- Photographs from the New Orleans Red-Light District, Circa 1912
Photography in New Orleans: the Early Years, 1840-1865
Shreveport, a Photographic Remembrance, 1873-1949
Brady's Civil War
As the Century Turned: Photographic Glimpses of Danvers, Massachusetts, 1880-1910
The Silver Canvas: Daguerreotype Masterpieces From the J. Paul Getty Museum
A Window Back: Photography in a Whaling Port
The Dog Album: Studio Portraits of Dogs and Their People
Picture Gallery Pioneers 1850 to 1875
Reminiscences of the Veterans of the Sea-a Series of Photographs Illustrative of the British Navy of By-Gone Times From the Professional Works of J.C. Schetky Marine Painter in Ordinary to Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen
Victorian and Edwardian Yorkshire From Old Photographs
Old Queens, N.Y., in Early Photographs: 261 Prints
Victorian and Edwardian Nottinghamshire From Old Photographs
The World as It Was 1865-1921: a Photographic Portrait From the Keystone-Mast Collection
Images of an Age: Panama and the Building of the Canal
Maine Life at the Turn of the Century Through the Photographs of Nettie Cummings Maxim
Shadowcatchers: A Directory of Women in California Photography Before 1901
The Photographers of the Humboldt Bay Region
San Francisco: 1906 Earthquake and Fire Photographs From the Keystone-Mast Stereograph Collection
Holsinger's Charlottesville: A Collection of Photographs
Ohio River Images: Cincinnati to Louisville in the Packet Boat Era
The Oregon Trail: A Photographic Journey
1894-1928: The Life and Work of Evelyn Cameron
William Henry Jackson: Framing
Views on the Mississippi: The Photographs of Henry Peter Bosse
Pittsburgh Revealed: Photographs Since 1850
A Maritime Album: 100 Photographs and Their Stories
Face of Time-Leland Lewis Duncan 1862-1923 Photos Leitrim
Victorian and Edwardian Perth Through Old Photographs
A Day's Work: A Sampler of Historic Maine Photographs, 1860-1920, Part II
A Day's Work: A Sampler of Historic Maine Photographs, 1860- 1920, Part 1
"These extraordinary collections of
photographs and narrative captions have wide appeal to anyone interested in
Maine's past. Spend an afternoon with either volume of A Day's Work, and
you'll make discoveries that will change how you look at Maine's passing scene.
Bunting has a knack for spotting the unusual in a photograph, or some minor
detail that, in fact, tells a major story about the how and why. From granite
quarry operations to an itinerant cobbler in a sailing scow to hootchie cootchie
dancers at the state fair to deepwater ships, his page-long captions place these
images in social and economic context—but this is not dry history. His
research has uncovered a wealth of fascinating, often quirky detail (did you
know that mummy wrappings were imported from Egypt for Maine papermaking?), and
he makes frequent forays into the Maine storytelling tradition."
Portraits of Community: African
American Photography in Texas
Comanches in the New West,
1895-1908: Historic Photographs (The Jack and Doris Smothers Series in Texas
History, Life, and Culture, No. 1)
Historic Interiors of England,
Wales, and Northern Ireland: A Photographic Tour
Amateurs, Photography, and
the Mid-Victorian Imagination
American Victorian Costume in
British Masters of the Albumen Print: A Selection of Mid-Nineteenth Century Victorian Photography/Microfiche
Victorian London Street Life in
Benjamin Brecknell Turner:
Rural England Through a Victorian Lens
"Filled with lovely scenes of 19th-century England,
this beautiful book is a nostalgic glimpse of a vanished world through the lens
of Benjamin Brecknell Turner (1815-1894), who was one of the first, and remains
one of the greatest, of all British amateur photographers.
"A tranquil stillness pervades Turner's evocative images of churches,
cottages, old farm buildings, and ancient ruins. In stark contrast are his shots
of the radically modern, long-gone Crystal Palace in London's Hyde Park. Also
here are his subtly toned portrait photographs, and his 1857 pictures of
Amsterdam that are among the earliest known photographs of that city. This first
monograph on Turner's work accompanies an exhibition in early 2002 at the
Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York."
Hawarden: Clementina, Lady Hawarden: Studies from Life 1857-1864
Victorian London Street Life in
Views on the Mississippi: the Photographs of Henry Peter Bosse
"As mapmaker and photographer for the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, Henry Peter Bosse (1844-1903) took more than three hundred
photographs of the Upper Mississippi River from 1883 to 1893, a time of
unprecedented environmental and social change. Now recognized as the leading
photographer of his time of the Mississippi, his work was almost unknown until
five separate volumes of his photographs were discovered during the past few
years. Since then, Bosse's work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian and other
national museums and sold by leading auction houses to private collectors around
"Views on the Mississippi brings together for the first time almost one
hundred of Bosse's most stunning images. These photographs-tracing the river
from Minneapolis to St. Louis-capture the Mississippi as it was being
transformed from an untamed natural wonder to a modern commercial highway.
Presenting the wagon and railroad bridges, the towns and villages along the
banks, and the steamboats that served them, Bosse's images depict the river at
the fulcrum between the nostalgic era recorded by Mark Twain and the coming
century of industrial development and environmental change, including the
alterations wrought by the navigation projects of the Army Corps.
"Bosse used the cyanotype process, which produced large-format photographs in
crisp, vivid blue tones. This volume offers high quality reproduction with new
captions providing the location and significance of each image, as well as
historical context. Also included here is a detailed reproduction of Bosse's
rare landmark map of the river, first published in 1887-88, giving the reader
with a fascinating guide to the historic Upper Mississippi.
"Views on the Mississippi is certain to delight and surprise those
interested in nineteenth-century America, life on the Mississippi River, the
environment, and fine photography everywhere. "
|Important Basics for Your Genealogy Library:
for the Photographer: Ordinary Americans and Fashion 1840-1900 I have this book, and I love it! The author has done exhaustive
research in 19th century clothing and hair styles. She gives many fine examples
of using these clues to date old photographs to within a very few years of their
creation. We can be thankful that most American women, now
matter how far they might be out on the frontier, wanted to keep up with the
fashions of their day. This gives us an opportunity to examine details of
clothing and accessory details to determine when a photo had been originally
I consider this to be one of the most
useful books on my shelves.
Uncovering Your Ancestry Through Family Photographs
Everyone keeps old family photographs, whether in frames, albums or shoe boxes. These photos house a treasury of genealogical information, revealing unique details about our ancestors' lives, personalities and everyday realities. Following this guide's step-by-step instruction, anyone can learn how to identify different types of family photographs to determine their date, location, and in some instances, their photographer. Case studies of actual photographs illustrate how other details, such as poses, props, dress and setting can lead to several new genealogical discoveries. Even if a reader's collection of images is limited, this guide provides methods for locating additional photos through libraries, relatives and archives. Once these photos are collected and analyzed, readers will also learn how to preserve their family collection for generations to come."
Photographing Your Heritage
Another book from my own bookshelves, this one is a
very useful how-to book for folks who want to photograph tombstones, heirlooms,
buildings, documents or even copy old photos with their cameras.
"Your camera can help add to your written family legacy. Photographing documents in a library, reading gravestones in a cemetery, copying photographs, and many other useful techniques are fully explained by the author. This informative book was written to address the needs of the novice and the avid shutterbug alike. It offers a complete description of how to use photography in your hobby, including how to buy a camera, tripods, filters, and film types. Use your camera to add a new dimension to your family history."
Collector's Guide to Early Photographs
"This updated one-of-a-kind reference guide provides invaluable information on identifying, cataloging, and valuing cased images to help readers succeed in the hot hobby of collecting and preserving 19th-century photographs. This new edition gives updated prices for hundreds of photographs, and includes the latest improvements and trends in restoration, conservation, and pricing. "
Dating Old Photographs, 1840-1929
Unlocking the Secrets in Old Photographs
"Learn how to find those key clues in your ancestors' photographs with Unlocking the Secrets in Old Photographs!
You've looked at photos before, but have you ever actually "seen" the photos? Author Karen Frisch-Ripley will guide you through the detailed process of analyzing historical photographs as she teaches you to "see!" Ripley's clear and expressive writing will teach you such skills as:
- The care and restoration of photographs
-Recognizing photo types
-Finding public sources of information
-Dating photographs and much more!
You'll quickly see how easy it is to identify the family in your photos! Get Unlocking the Secrets in Old Photographs and discover those hidden genealogical gems in your family photographs!"