Secrets of the dark chamber : the art of the American daguerreotype / Merry A. Foresta and John Wood

Author(s): Foresta, Merry A
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Subjects: Daguerreotype--United States
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Washington, D.C. : Published for the National Museum of American Art by the Smithsonian Institution Press, 1995
LC Classification: T, TR
Physical Description: 323, [1] p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Table of Contents: Foreword / Elizabeth Broun 9
Acknowledgments / Merry A. Foresta 11
Secrets of the Dark Chamber: The Art of the American Daguerreotype / Merry A. Foresta 15
Plates 31
The Secret Revealed: Literature of the Daguerreotype / John Wood 211
Nineteenth-Century Texts on the Daguerreotype 221
"New Discovery in the Fine Arts" 223
New Discovery in the Fine Arts. The Daguerreotype 225
The Daguerreotype 230
The Diary of Philip Hone 232
Professor Draper on the Process of Daguerreotype and its application to taking Portraits from Life 233
Lunar Daguerreotypes / S. D. Humphrey 236
Rambles Among the Studios of America / John Werge 237
Daguerreotyping in New York 239
Daguerreotyping / J. H. Fitzgibbon 240
Photography, the Handmaid of Art / J. K. Fisher 242
The Hillotype / L. L. Hill 245
A Letter / Jeremiah Gurney 251
The Hillotype / H. H. Snelling 252
Important Experiment. Daguerreotype of the Sun 254
The True Artist 255
Hillotype / J. H. Fitzgibbon 257
Catalogue of Daguerreotype Panoramic Views in California / R. H. Vance 260
Preparing Plates by Steam / John A. Whipple 261
Microscopic Daguerreotypes / John A. Whipple 262
The Various Uses of the Daguerrean Art / Marcus Root 263
Photography in the United States 267
Qualifications of a First-Class Daguerreotypist / Marcus Root 271
from Incidents of Travel and Adventure in the Far West, 1853 / Solomon Carvalho 273
Gossip (Daguerreotypes at the Crystal Palace) 274
from Amusing and Thrilling Adventures of a California Artist While Daguerreotyping a Continent Amid Burning Deserts, Savages, and Perpetual Snows, And a Poetical Companion to the Pantoscope of California, Nebraska & Kansas, Salt Lake & the Mormons / John Ross Dix 276
The Dignity of our Art / Gabriel Harrison 277
Suggestions in Ladies Who Sit for Daguerreotypes / Albert S. Southworth 281
The Hillotype 284
Portraiture / Rembrandt Peale 285
The Daguerreotype / D. D. T. Davie 288
An Address to the National Photographic Association, 1870 / Albert S. Southworth 289
An Address to the National Photographic Association, 1872 / Albert S. Southworth 300
Comments at the National Photographic Association, 1873 / Albert S. Southworth 305
The Use of the Camera / Albert S. Southworth 310
Still Taking Pictures: Brady, the Grand Old Man of American Photography / George Alfred Townsend 311
Photography, Painting and Sculpture / Albert S. Southworth 313
Stray Leaves from the Diary of the Oldest Professional Photographer in the World / J. J. Hawes 315
Lenders to the Exhibition 318
Bibliography 319
Index 320
Additional Authors: Wood, John, 1947 Jan. 2-
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
Notes: LCCN: 95008169
ISBN: 156098614X (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 093731126X (paper : alk. paper)
"Published on the occasion of the exhibition ... organized by the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, an presented from June 30 to October 29, 1995"--T.p. verso
Includes bibliographical references and index
OCLC Number: 32166139
ISBN/ISSN: 156098614X