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The Resource At first sight : photography and the Smithsonian, Merry A. Foresta with entries by Jeana K. Foley

At first sight : photography and the Smithsonian, Merry A. Foresta with entries by Jeana K. Foley

Label
At first sight : photography and the Smithsonian
Title
At first sight
Title remainder
photography and the Smithsonian
Statement of responsibility
Merry A. Foresta with entries by Jeana K. Foley
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Photography and the Smithsonian were invented at the same time, and both were instrumental in revealing the modern world to itself. The Smithsonian holds more than 13 million images spanning over 150 years of taking and collecting photographs." "The book contains photographs that span the medium's history and record science, geography, history, the arts, and cultural events, from the first photographs ever made to digital views beamed back from Mars. The famous, the infamous, and the never-before-seen are here in a remarkable "democracy of images": Amelia Earhart, Abraham Lincoln, P.T. Barnum and Tom Thumb, John Brown, Frederick Douglass, Lucille Ball, Greta Garbo, Babe Ruth; the earliest views of the moon and the earliest panoramic view of Damascus; rare Native American photography; views of Asia, Africa, and the American West; photographs of early flight, and much, much more. By recording the act of seeing, and of what was seen, both photography and the Smithsonian have shaped our sense of ourselves, as individuals, as a people, as a country."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
770/.74/753
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TR6.U6
LC item number
S65 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
catalogs
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Smithsonian Institution
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Foresta, Merry A
  • Foley, Jeana Kae
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Photograph collections
  • Photography, Artistic
Label
At first sight : photography and the Smithsonian, Merry A. Foresta with entries by Jeana K. Foley
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • A democracy of images
  • IV.
  • Seeing as believing
  • Acknowledgments
  • At first sight: photography and the Smithsonian
  • Merry A. Foresta
  • I.
  • A new world
  • II.
  • Proofs positive
  • III.
Control code
ocm51553298
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781588341808
Lccn
2003042410
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)51553298
Label
At first sight : photography and the Smithsonian, Merry A. Foresta with entries by Jeana K. Foley
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • A democracy of images
  • IV.
  • Seeing as believing
  • Acknowledgments
  • At first sight: photography and the Smithsonian
  • Merry A. Foresta
  • I.
  • A new world
  • II.
  • Proofs positive
  • III.
Control code
ocm51553298
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781588341808
Lccn
2003042410
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)51553298

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