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Peter E. Palmquist

Pioneer Photographers From The Mississippi To The Continental Divide: A Biographical Dictionary, 1840-1865

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ISBN: 0804740577
Издательство: Stanford University Press
Год издания: 2005
Страниц: 742
Book DescriptionThis 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...