Item #15103 The Camera As Historian. Harry D Gower, Louis Stanley Jast, William Whiteman Topley.
The Camera As Historian
The Camera As Historian

The Camera As Historian

New York: Arno Press, 1973.

Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good with no dust jacket. Item #15103
ISBN: 0405049110

Library stamps/marks/labels/pocket, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover.; Facsimile reprint of 1916 edition, London: Sampson Low, Marston and Co: The Camera as Historian : A Handbook to Photographic Record Work for those who use a Camera and for Survey or Record Societies. Written by three officers of the Photographic Survey and Record of Surrey. "The Photographic Survey and Record of Surrey was established in 1902, 'to preserve by permanent photographic process records of antiquities, anthropology, buildings of interest, portraits of notable persons, old documents, rare books, prints and maps, and scenery so as to give a comprehensive survey of what is valuable and representative in the County of Surrey'." In the late nineteenth century and early twentieth, hundreds of amateur photographers took part in the photographic survey movement in England. They sought to record the material remains of the English past so that it might be preserved for future generations. "In 1916, the original Camera as Historian was published, a handbook that offered guidance to amateur photographers on how to trap the quicksilver past, and better preserve Britain’s changing architecture, craft, and customs, for the scrutiny of future generations. That handbook, “a culminating, utopian statement,” arrived at the tail end of three decades of practices and institutional endeavours under the rubric ‘Photographic Survey Movement’."" - Elizabeth Haines review of Elizabeth Edward's The Camera as Historian: Amateur Photographers and Historical Imagination in February 2015, Journal of Historical Geography. Contents: Preface; I. Photographic Record Work: Its Scope, Value, and Future; II. What Has Been Done; III. Interrelation of Survey Organizatoins and Respective Fields of Work; IV. Inception and Organization of a Survey Society; V. The Mounting, Labelling, and Storage of Survey Photographs; VI. The Classification, Guiding, and Indexing of Survey Records; VII. Detailed Subject Classification for a County Collection of Survey Photographs; VIII. Popularizing the Work of a Survey; IX. Apparatus; X. Work in the Field; XI. Work at Home and Specialized Apparatus; XII. The Record Print - Available Processes; XIII. Working Makeshifts and Miscellaneous Formulae; XIV. The Acquisition of Existing Material; Index. ; The Literature Of Photography; Ex-Library; xv, 259, 4ad pages.

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