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The Resource Mathew Brady : portraits of a nation, Robert Wilson

Mathew Brady : portraits of a nation, Robert Wilson

Label
Mathew Brady : portraits of a nation
Title
Mathew Brady
Title remainder
portraits of a nation
Statement of responsibility
Robert Wilson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the 1840s and 1850s, "Brady of Broadway" was one of the most successful and acclaimed Manhattan portrait galleries. Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, Dolley Madison, Henry James as a boy with his father, Horace Greeley, Edgar Allan Poe, the Prince of Wales, and Jenny Lind were among the dignitaries photographed in Mathew Brady's studio. But it was during the Civil War that he became the founding father of what is now called photojournalism and his photography became an enduring part of American history
Summary
A narrative portrait of the Civil War visual historian illuminates his pivotal role in establishing photography as a valued documenting tool, analyzing his portraits of period dignitaries and his self-sacrificing effort to capture images of the Civil War
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10180585
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
920
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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portraits of a nation
Label
Mathew Brady : portraits of a nation, Robert Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 239-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "Photo by Brady" -- "A craving for light" -- "This great national map" -- "In daguerreotypes...we beat the world" -- "Large copies from small originals" -- "Startling likenesses of the great" -- "Wonderful strangers" -- "Last place...to see the nation whole" -- "Illustrations of camp life" -- "A continuous roll of musketry" -- "More eloquent than the sternest speech" -- "The terrible reality and earnestness of war" -- "Brady and the Lilliputians" -- "Rebel invasion" -- "That memorable campaign" -- "The ball has opened" -- "A photographic pantheon" -- "Familiar as household words" -- "The stings of poverty" -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Selected bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
x, 273 pages
Isbn
9781620402030
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013016928
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Stock number
BRO-copy20130813-075
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn841559025
  • (OCoLC)841559025
  • 296092
Label
Mathew Brady : portraits of a nation, Robert Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 239-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "Photo by Brady" -- "A craving for light" -- "This great national map" -- "In daguerreotypes...we beat the world" -- "Large copies from small originals" -- "Startling likenesses of the great" -- "Wonderful strangers" -- "Last place...to see the nation whole" -- "Illustrations of camp life" -- "A continuous roll of musketry" -- "More eloquent than the sternest speech" -- "The terrible reality and earnestness of war" -- "Brady and the Lilliputians" -- "Rebel invasion" -- "That memorable campaign" -- "The ball has opened" -- "A photographic pantheon" -- "Familiar as household words" -- "The stings of poverty" -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Selected bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
x, 273 pages
Isbn
9781620402030
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013016928
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Stock number
BRO-copy20130813-075
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn841559025
  • (OCoLC)841559025
  • 296092

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