Shot in Alabama eBook Û Shot in Epub /

Shot in Alabama eBook Û Shot in Epub /


2 thoughts on “Shot in Alabama

  1. Tressa Tressa says:

    This is an encompassing history of the evolution of cameras and photography which should interest amateur and professional photographers I just love history and looking at old photographs and enjoyed this one because it combines the two with a focus on Alabama So it's a winwinwin type of book for me


  2. Bill Bill says:

    This book is excellent Comprehensive with impeccable research is the best way to truly describe the outcome of Mrs Robb's twenty five year search for images and her research of them There are at least 150 photographs tintypes Daguerrotypes ambrotypes etc included and discussed as to events around the origin of the photo itself information about the photographer if he or she is known and a history of the origin of the peoplescene itself where research has successfully found them or a discussion of the social situation in which these folks were to be foundThe extensive appendix covers the known photographers in Alabama from 1839 to 1941 with such information as can be found beyond the newspaper advertisements through which many of these folks were identified Thorough is an understatement for this section of the volumeFull disclosure I must add that two of the photos included concerning the occupation of Decatur taken in 1865 were bought by my grandfather in the 1940's We signed the release for use in 2011 so I was thrilled when my copy showed up on my doorstep last week The book certainly was worth the wait


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Shot in Alabama [BOOKS] ✯ Shot in Alabama Author Frances Osborn Robb – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Shot in Alabama by Frances Osborn Robb is a visual and textual narrative of Alabama’s photographic history from 1839 to 1941 It describes the phenomenon of photography as practiced in Alabama as a m Shot in Alabama by Frances Osborn Robb is a visual and textual narrative of Alabama’s photographic history from to It describes the phenomenon of photography as practiced in Alabama as a major cultural force paying close attention to the Shot in Epub / particular contexts from which each image emerges and the fragments of microhistory that each image documents   Presented chronologically—from the very first photograph ever taken in the state to the appearance of cameras as commonplace possessions in mid twentieth century households—Robb draws into sharp relief the eras of daguerreotypes Civil War photography photographic portraiture at the end of the nineteenth century urban and rural photography in the early twentieth century WPA photography during the Great Depression postcards and tourist photography and pre–World War II illustrated books and art photographs Robb also examines a wide spectrum of vernacular photography Alabama made photographs of everyday people and places the photographs that fill dresser drawers and shoeboxes a vast array of unusual images against which Alabama’s typical iconography can be measured   She also chronicles the work of hundreds of photographers—black and white amateur and professional women and men—some little known outside their communities some of them the medium’s most important practitioners “Who Shot Alabama” is an accompanying appendix that includes photographers by name working dates and location—a resource that will help countless individuals families and archives identify the specific Alabama photographers whose names appear on family photographs or those in institutional collections   Shot in Alabama is an insightful document of photography as both a communicator and creator of social cultural economic and visual history It highlights the very personal worlds rendered by individual photographs as well as the larger panorama of Alabama history as seen through the photographs collectively A landmark work of research curation and scholarship it fills the void of published history on Alabama photography and is an invaluable resource for historians archivists librarians collectors hobbyists and readers with an interest in Alabama history or historic photography Shot in Alabama is a book that all Alabamians will want on their coffee tables.

  • Hardcover
  • 592 pages
  • Shot in Alabama
  • Frances Osborn Robb
  • 10 January 2016
  • 9780817318789

2 thoughts on “Shot in Alabama

  1. Tressa Tressa says:

    This is an encompassing history of the evolution of cameras and photography which should interest amateur and professional photographers I just love history and looking at old photographs and enjoyed this one because it combines the two with a focus on Alabama So it's a winwinwin type of book for me

  2. Bill Bill says:

    This book is excellent Comprehensive with impeccable research is the best way to truly describe the outcome of Mrs Robb's twenty five year search for images and her research of them There are at least 150 photographs tintypes Daguerrotypes ambrotypes etc included and discussed as to events around the origin of the photo itself information about the photographer if he or she is known and a history of the origin of the peoplescene itself where research has successfully found them or a discussion of the social situation in which these folks were to be foundThe extensive appendix covers the known photographers in Alabama from 1839 to 1941 with such information as can be found beyond the newspaper advertisements through which many of these folks were identified Thorough is an understatement for this section of the volumeFull disclosure I must add that two of the photos included concerning the occupation of Decatur taken in 1865 were bought by my grandfather in the 1940's We signed the release for use in 2011 so I was thrilled when my copy showed up on my doorstep last week The book certainly was worth the wait

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