The camera as historian [electronic resource] : amateur photographers and historical imagination, 1885-1918 / Elizabeth Edwards
- Edwards, Elizabeth, 1952-
- Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2012.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xv, 326 pages) : illustrations
- "Sacred monuments of the nation's growth and hope" : amateur photography and imagining the past -- "A credit to yourself and your country" : amateur photographers and the survey and record movement -- Unblushing realism : practices of evidence, style, and archive -- "To be a source of pride" : local histories and national identities -- "Doomed and threatened" : photography, disappearance, and survival -- "To quicken the instincts" : photographs as public history -- Afterlives and legacies : an epilogue.
- Photographic historian Edwards looks at the popularity of the amateur photographic survey movement in England between the mid-1880s and the end of World War I, when over a thousand amateur photographers took well over 50,000 photographs documenting nearby churches, cottages, and other local features. Edwards sees this movement as a form of popular history.
- 9780822394631 (electronic bk.)
0822394634 (electronic bk.)
- AVAILABLE ONLINE TO AUTHORIZED PSU USERS.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Technical Details:
- Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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