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Exposing the Wilderness: Early Twentieth-Century Adirondack Postcard Photographers

Exposing the Wilderness: Early Twentieth-Century Adirondack Postcard Photographers

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Robert Bogdan combines a richly descriptive text with striking illustrations to create vivid biographical sketches of these pioneer photographers, who worked their individual styles to illuminate six different regions of the Adirondack Mountains.

The book also provides insight into the popular culture of the times mainly through postcards but it also takes an in-depth look at the families and work lives of these artisans as they plied their trade in the popular venue of commercial postcards.

Aside from the Adirondack locals and a few postcard connoisseurs, the gifted folk artists and craftspeople profiled here were virtually unknown until now. Bogdan has collected nearly 250 illustrations including postcards and photographs depicting Adirondack life of the time. Many of these images have never before been published.

Author: Robert Bogdan
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Published: 10/01/1999
Pages: 272
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 2.19lbs
Size: 11.35h x 7.89w x 0.86d
ISBN: 9780815606086

About the Author

Robert Bogdan is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Social Science and Disability Studies at Syracuse University. He is the author of several books including Adirondack Vernacular: The Photography of Henry M. Beach.


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