East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography
Diane Waggoner et al.
Pictures of the American West have up to now dominated the canon of 19th-century American landscape photography. Although many photographers worked in the eastern United States, their pictures have received little scholarly attention with the exception of Civil War images. East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography is the first book to focus on this vivid chapter. In approximately 175 photographs in a rich variety of media by both esteemed and little-known photographers and several paintings ranging from 1840 to 1900, this book’s sections consider the earliest daguerreotypes and paper prints of eastern sites like Niagara Falls and the White Mountains; the close ties between many painters and photographers, such as the Bierstadt and Moran brothers; altered landscapes from before, during, and after the Civil War; and photographers who forged new ideas concerning the preservation of the American wilderness.
288 pages | 222 illustrations | 9.5 x 11 inches