×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Exposing America: Photographs from Aug. 1, 1864 through July 31, 1866
     

Exposing America: Photographs from Aug. 1, 1864 through July 31, 1866

5.0 1
by David Horton
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780976876069
Publisher:
BelleBooks, Incorporated
Pages:
234

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

Exposing America 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
This is a fascinating way to look back at two critical years in American history during a period in which the Union had to pay its war debt and did so by taxing items including the relatively new photograph. Thus this interesting reference showcases pictures taken during the two year period of the photograph tax. The inclusions will have armchair historians relooking whole chapters as readers will find the individual entries are a lucid light on a bygone era when taking a picture was new. Chapter One, Photography: Processes, Formats and Pioneers will stun fans of digital photography as it seems so primitive yet in fact was a gigantic leap forward in the art. Chapter Two: The Images speaks for itself whereas Chapter Three: Photography, The Stamp Law and the Stamps bring home the cost of the Civil War in economic terms but through pictures. Finally the last chapter, The Photographer¿s Art provides the differing types of picture taking. Exposing America is a winner that predominantly uses pictures to tell the story of the United States circa 1864-1866 though the accompanying text enhances the photos of a terrific historical glimpse into Americana. --- Harriet Klausner