In This Issue…
On the popularity of photography portfolios and the challenges they present.
Why Putti?…. 2
Article briefly details the historical symbolism of putti in the fine arts and their connection to 19th century photography.
Documenting the Document….4
Article cautions viewer to be aware of the many misidentified and miscaptioned 19th century photographs.
Alexander Gardner's Photographs Along the 35th Parallel….6
Article discusses photographs taken by Gardner during a survey party documenting the building of the Kansas Pacific Railroad. William Bell claims to be the chief photographer for the survey. Includes a partial list of Gardner photographs taken along the
Brief memorial to the late Dadaist; includes a translated artist’s statement.
Alfred Stieglitz and Exhibitions….15
Reprint of a letter by Stieglitz published in P.B.T., The Blind Man, in which he suggests the omission of artists’ names in upcoming exhibitions to promote a more unbiased appraisal of the work by the public, critics, and dealers.
The Synoptic Catalogue of the George Eastman House Collections is a brief survey of the prints and print makers that are pictorially or historically significant or both. Samuel A. Bemis to James Wallace Black.
A Further Note on Messrs. James Valentine and Sons, Dundee….18
Six winter landscapes by W. D. Valentine were discovered in an album in the Eastman House collection. Example of a photograph and the wood engraving modeled after it.
The Aeroscope Cinematograph Camera….19
Reprint of an advertisement from 1911 for the Aeroscope, an automated movie camera that ran on compressed air rather than being cranked by hand.
New European Galleries….19
Author : Coke, F. Van Deren , ed. Title : IMAGE: Journal of Photography and Motion Pictures of the George Eastman House Volume : 14 Number : 3 Date : June, 1971
In This Issue…
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
In This Issue…
Editorial . . . . . . . .75
On recent advances in film speed.
The documentarian of old Paris
by Minor White . . . . . . 76
On Eugene Atget’s photographic documentation of Paris during the first quarter of the 20th century.
Japanese Film Masterpieces: Producers' Choice
Six best Japanese films made since 1951 added to the Eastman House collection.
by James Card . . . . . . .84
On the Japanese feature films given to the George Eastman House by the six major film producers in Japan as representative of their finest recent work.
Miracle of Observation
A commentary on the great Von Stroheim motion picture Greed.
by Beaumont Newhall . . . . 88
On the making of Erich Von Stroheim’s Greed.
Index to George Eastman House Resources . . . . . . . 92
Descriptions of important material in the collection with illustrations of the most typical and outstanding items. Lithographs and other Daguerre-related materials continued.
Book and Article Reviews . . . .94
The People of Moscow and The Europeans by Henri Cartier-Bresson.
Nadar by Pierre Schneider.
THE PEOPLE OF MOSCOW, by Henri Cartier-Bresson. Paris, Draeger Freres, New York, Simon & Schuster, 1955. 163 photos. $10.00
THE EUROPEANS, by Henri Cartier-Bresson. New York, Simon & Schuster in collaboration with Editions Verve, Paris, 1955. 114 photos. $15.00.
BETTER COLOR MOVIES by Fred Bond, FPSA. San Francisco, Camera Craft Publishing Company, 1955. 159 pp. 16 color plates and 17 black and white Illust. $4.95.
THE MANY-SIDED NADAR, by Pierre Schneider. Art News Annual, XXV (1956), 56-72.
Obituary, Robert Taft . . . . . 95
Obituary for Robert Taft, author of the first comprehensive history of photography, Photography and the American Scene.
Author : White, Minor, ed. Title : IMAGE: Journal of Photography of the George Eastman House Volume : 5 Number : 4 Date : April, 1956