General History of Photography 1839 and On
Images and Enterprise : Technology and the American Photographic Industry, 1839 to 1925 (Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology)
Reese V. Jenkins
Paperback - 371 pages Reprint edition (December 1989) Johns Hopkins Univ Pr; ISBN: 0801835496 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.83 x 11.03 x 8.29
A good place to start when looking for answers to obscure questions about photographic manufacturing or products. Jenkins thoroughly covers the dry plate manufacturing industry and includes references to what was happening in Europe. He gives a history of the various emulsion-coating plants that sprang up from the Mississippi River to the Eastern seaboard.
The Body and the Lens : Photography 1839 to the Present (Perspectives)
Paperback (May 1995) Harry N Abrams (Pap); ISBN: 0810927039 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.60 x 9.28 x 6.55
Pulz traces images of the human body from the tintypes of anonymous itinerant photographers to works by acknowledged masters of the photographic medium and beyond to contemporary artistic experiments. By focusing on this wide ranging survey of one of photography's greatest subjects the author explores issues unique to photography. Images depict all modes of the human body male and female, child and adult, nude and clothed. The inquisitive family photo historian will find the juxtaposition of ordinary and artistic images instructive.
Photospeak : A Guide to the Ideas, Movements, and Techniques of Photography, 1839 to the Present
Paperback. Published 1998
Collector's Guide to Early Photographs.
Mace, O. Henry Mace.
I highly recommend this overview of 19th century photograph types.
Photography : An Independent Art : Photographs from the Victoria and Albert Museum 1839-1996
Crossing the Frontier : Photographs of the Developing West, 1849 to the Present
Sandra S. Phillips(Editor), et al
Paperback / Published 1996
Traces the development of the American West from the "year of decision" to contemporary times.
The Painted Photograph 1839-1914 : Origins, Techniques, Aspirations
Heinz K. Henisch, Bridget A. Henisch (Contributor)
Hardcover. Published 1996
The museum catalog to an important exhibition recognizing the importance of the "artistic marriage" between artists threatened by the coming of photography and the practitioners of a new technology. The painted tintype images have much to say about the interests and values of the middle class family members "sitting for their photograph."
Index to American Photographic Collections
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