In This Issue…
Recent Acquisitions: Works of Edward Steichen….1
Unsigned article describes the donation of roughly 1,500 Edward Steichen photographs by his widow Joanna to the George Eastman House and a major exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of Steichen’s birth curated by Marianne Margolis.
Gabriel Harrison— The Poetic Daguerrean….8
Multi-talented Harrison practiced daguerreotypy during the 1840s and 50s working for John Plumbe, M. M. Lawrence, and later as co-owner of a Brooklyn studio. He was one of the first practitioners to explore the artistic potential of the medium and his skills were widely recognized by his peers.
History in Words and History in Photographs….19
Davis uses an album in the George Eastman House collection containing seventy-five photographs of Samoa and Fiji as a case study to analyze how photographs function as historical documents in relation to written history.
Recent Acquisitions: Film Stills from the Twenties….27
Six images selected from over 7,000 film stills from MGM and its antecedent companies donated by the United Artists Corporation demonstrate that early film advertising closely resembled existing circus, theatrical, and vaudeville advertising.
International Museum of Photography Traveling Exhibitions….33
Author : Pratt, George C., Director of Publications Meinwald, Dan, Co-editor Title : IMAGE: Journal of Photography and Motion Pictures of the INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY at George Eastman House Volume : 22 Number : 3 Date : September, 1979
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Edward Weston. . . .50
Tribute to Edward Weston upon the occasion of his death in Carmel, California.
Photography at the Great Exhibition
The photographic record of the first international exposition held at the Crystal Palace in London Hyde Park 1851
by Gerda Peterich. . . .53
Article discusses photography on display at the first international exhibition as well as its use to document the event.
How George Eastman Invented The First Kodak Camera
The step by step development of an idea
by Beaumont Newhall. . . .59
On Eastman’s development of roll film, the short-lived Eastman Detective Camera, and ultimately the ground-breaking Kodak camera. Along with the first Kodak came the introduction of mass photo finishing encapsulated by the slogan, You Press the Button, We Do the Rest.
Index to the Motion Picture Study Collection
The Typhoon (1914)
The Gangsters and the Girl. . . .65
D. W. Griffith and Billy Bitzer Pose for a Still
Can we escape the evidence?. . . .66
Director D.W. Griffith and his cameraman Billy Bitzer in a production still erroneously thought to be from The Escape. Evidence points to Death’s Marathon, starring Henry B. Walthall, as a more likely source.
Index to Resources
William Henry Fox Talbot
Many hitherto unpublished calotypes. . . .68
Reproductions of photographs by Fox Talbot.
The Movies, by Richard Griffith and Arthur Mayer. . . .70
THE MOVIES by Richard Griffith and Arthur Mayer. New York, Simon and Schuster, 1957. 442 pp. Illust. $15.00.
Author : Newhall, Beaumont, ed. Title : IMAGE: Journal of Photography of the George Eastman House Volume : 7 Number : 3 Date : March, 1958
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Author : Title : IMAGE: Journal of Photography of the George Eastman House Volume : 2 Number : 5 Date : May, 1953