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African American Vernacular Photography: Selections from the Daniel Cowin Collection

This book presents an extraordinary group of images of African Americans in a variety of genres and poses: formal studio portraits, casual snapshots, images of children and uniformed soldiers, wedding portraits, and so-called "Southern-views" made for tourist consumption. Dating from 1860 to 1960, the images span a range of processes and formats: postcards, stereographs, cartes-de-viste, tintypes, albumen prints, and gelatin silver prints. Together they provide an important window into a century of African American life. Essays by Brian Wallis and Deborah Willis. The catalogue accompanies an ICP Exhibition that runs from December 9, 2005 through February 26, 2006.

Item Number: B4895

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Product Information:
Year: 2005
Images: 90 bw
120 pages



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