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A Victorian Portrait: Victorian Life and Values as Seen Through the Work of Studio Photographers

Briggs, Asa, with Archie Mills

Published by New York: Harper and Row, 1989, New York, 1989
ISBN 10: 0060162015 / ISBN 13: 9780060162016
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Title: A Victorian Portrait: Victorian Life and ...

Publisher: New York: Harper and Row, 1989, New York

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First American Edition.

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Hard Cover. As New/As New. First American Edition. 9 x 12 ". Text clean and tight with pristine dust jacket; appears unread. More than 200 photographs in sepia tones (and a few in color), plus biographies of photographers, notes on collecting antique portrait photographs, and a chronology of 19th-century photography.Not a remainder copy, not an ex-library copy, not a book-club edition. Stored in cool, odor-free environment. Most books ship within 24 hours. We pack carefully, with moisture protection, bubble wrap, and a cardboard "sandwich" to protect every book and ensure it arrives undamaged. Digital photos available on request for any book. Size: 9 x 12 ". Bookseller Inventory # 000191

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Synopsis: Draws on an archive of more than 12,000 portraits, and displays the beautifully decorated albums in which the Victorians collected their portraits, the card mounts in gold, and the photographic equipment of the studios. A photo-essay illustrates a Victorian studio opened in 1858.

From Library Journal: From Miles's collection of 10,000 previously unpublished images, the authors have chosen 200 exemplars of Victorian life that "require historical cross examination." Such themes as pride, love, the Empire, work, and leisure are thus examined through images of ordinary people taken by photographers from every corner of Britain. The range of photographs reinforces the text's contention that the widespread dissemination of photography and the exchange of images was a vital feature of Victorian life. Side notes highlight details of photographic processes, equipment, and backdrops. Good for general collections wishing to illustrate Victorian life.
- Barbara J. Dunlap, City Coll., CUNY
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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