Adirondack Vernacular: The Photography of Henry M. Beach

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Adirondack Vernacular is the first book to explore Henry Beach and his photographic legacy. Illustrated with more than 250 examples of his work, this book covers the range of Beach's subject matter. Robert Bogdan's lively and accessible approach to the photographer's work encourages the reader to explore the North Country's people and places through Beach's photography and life.
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Overview

Adirondack Vernacular is the first book to explore Henry Beach and his photographic legacy. Illustrated with more than 250 examples of his work, this book covers the range of Beach's subject matter. Robert Bogdan's lively and accessible approach to the photographer's work encourages the reader to explore the North Country's people and places through Beach's photography and life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815607816
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2003
  • Pages: 196
  • Product dimensions: 8.72 (w) x 11.14 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Preface: Tracking Henry
Abbreviations
Pt. 1 Time, Place, and Format
1 Introduction: Did You Take That Picture, Henry? 3
2 Life and Times of Henry M. Beach: Is That You, Henry? 11
3 How Did You Do Those Pictures, Henry? Postcards and Panoramic Photos 29
Pt. 2 The Photographs
4 Hard Traveling: Buggies, Trains, Boats, and Automobiles 43
5 Scenic Views: Woods and Waters 59
6 Vacation Retreats: Family-Run Camps and Modest Hotels 69
7 Vacation Retreats: Grand Hotels and Clubs 91
8 Outdoor Life: Hunting, Fishing, and Camping 103
9 Logging and the Wood-Product Industry 115
10 Benson Mines and Other Industrial Sites 135
11 Towns, Villages, and Hamlets 147
12 Disasters 161
13 Montage and Whimsical Postcards 171
14 Conclusion: Vernacular Photography 183
References 189
Index 193
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