The Snapshot in Photography

Snapshot : America Discovers the Camera
Kenneth P. Czech

The camera has a special place in American history. Although photography was a European invention, the Americans readily took to the new art. They quickly surpassed their European counterparts in refining and applying the technology of photography to business and art. The invention of photography spurred industry to introduce new methods of glassmaking, papermaking and metallurgy becoming part of the era of technical progress culminating in the progressive era and shaping our world today. But the camera's influence over society loomed large in America. The author cites specific instances of the camera's influence on the American experience. Commendably, the author covers tintypes, stereographs and the carte de visite. A readable overview of the first hundred years of photography.
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You Press the Button We Do the Rest: The Birth of Snapshot Photography
Ford, Colin (editor) and Karl Steinorth

Dirk Nishen Publishing; National Museum of Photography and Film and Television, London 1988

The Story of Popular Photography
Ford, Colin (editor)
London in 1989

The Story of Popular Photography edited by Colin Ford and published in London in 1989. The Kodak Museum and the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television in England were involved in its production. Ford's book covers color photography and home movies. It's well illustrated in color and b&w with photos and ads.
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"Nathan Lyons on the Snapshot"
Robert Hirsch
CEPA Journal Winter 1992-93

"Nathan Lyons Speaks"
Robert Hirsch
CEPA Journal Spring/Summer 1993

Possibly available through CEPA at: 716/856-2717 (11 - 5 EDT)

"The Snapshot"
Edited with an introduction by Jonathan Green
(Aperture Volume 19, No. 1, 1974)

The Snapshot Photograph: The Rise of Popular Photography 1888-1939
Brian Coe and Paul Gates
Ash & Grant Ltd, London, 1977

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Snapshots : The Photography of Everyday Life, 1888 to The Present
Nickel, Douglas R. (Douglas Robert)
San Francisco, Calif. : San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Paperback (May 1998) ISBN: 0918471451 : 94 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.

Catalog of an exhibition held at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, May 22-Sept. 8, 1998.
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