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Print the Legend: Photography and the American West / Edition 1
     

Print the Legend: Photography and the American West / Edition 1

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by Martha A. Sandweiss
 

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ISBN-10: 0300103158

ISBN-13: 9780300103151

Pub. Date: 04/01/2004

Publisher: Yale University Press

This prize-winning book tells the intertwined stories of photography and the American West—a new medium and a new place that came of age together in the nineteenth century.
“Excellent . . . rewarding . . . a provocative look at the limits of photography as recorder of history—and its role in perpetuating myth.”—Chris Vognar, Dallas

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This prize-winning book tells the intertwined stories of photography and the American West—a new medium and a new place that came of age together in the nineteenth century.
“Excellent . . . rewarding . . . a provocative look at the limits of photography as recorder of history—and its role in perpetuating myth.”—Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News
“A sophisticated and engaging exploration of photography and the West . . . A really handsome work.”—James McWilliams, Austin Chronicle
“A wonderful book.”—Vernon Peter, Sunday Oregonian
“A deliciously intelligent new book . . . so engrossing you can’t stop reading.”—Michael More, Albuquerque Journal
Print the Legend belongs on that short shelf of essential books about the American West.”—James P. Ronda, University of Tulsa

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300103151
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2004
Series:
Lamar Series in Western History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
420
Product dimensions:
7.13(w) x 9.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Introduction: Picture Stories: Photography and the Nineteenth-Century West1
1"The Spirit Is Wanting" Photography and the Mexican-American War15
2"Of Instruction for Their Faithfulness" Panoramas, Indian Galleries, and Western Daguerreotypes47
3"A Panorama of the Country" Government Enterprise, Daguerreotypes, and the Exploration of the Far West87
4"The Attempt Has Not Met with Distinguished Success" Early Wet-Plate Photography and Western Exploration121
5"Westward the Course of Empire" Photography and the Invention of an American Future155
6"Momentoes of the Race" Photography and the American Indian207
7"Print the Legend" Western Photography and the Illustrated Book275
Epilogue: Pictures as History and Memory: Photography and the Story of the Western Past325
Notes345
Index391

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Print the Legend: Photography and the American West 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a beautiful book with great daguerreotypes not seen in many places. The author tends to repeat herself which becomes some what annoying at times.