Working Stiffs: Occupational Portraits in the Age of Tintypes / Edition 1

Working Stiffs: Occupational Portraits in the Age of Tintypes / Edition 1

by Michael L. Carlebach
     
 

Working Stiffs explores the historical significance of the tintype, a cheap, fast, easy-to-make, practically indestructible type of photograph that became enormously popular among the working class in the late nineteenth century. This collection exhibits more than eighty examples of a specific kind of tintype: occupational portraits, photographs of working

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Overview

Working Stiffs explores the historical significance of the tintype, a cheap, fast, easy-to-make, practically indestructible type of photograph that became enormously popular among the working class in the late nineteenth century. This collection exhibits more than eighty examples of a specific kind of tintype: occupational portraits, photographs of working people with the tools of their trade. In a detailed historical examination, Michael L. Carlebach finds that these often-dismissed photographs reveal a great deal about late nineteenth-century values.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588340672
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date:
09/17/2002
Pages:
130
Product dimensions:
7.32(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Tintypes and the Democratization of Photography in Nineteenth-Century America Chapter 3 Tintype Gallery

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