John E. Carter

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Solomon D. Butcher: Photographing the American Dream
by John E. Carter
Publisher's Description
This is the first book on the itinerant frontier photographer who epitomizes the sod-house views of Nebraska. Photographs of families assembled in front of their houses displaying prized domestic possessions and portraits of loved ones are an intimate documentation of the pioneers of this area. These standard views are juxtaposed with some surprising and charming images that, due to limitations in emulsion sensitivity, include hand-manipulations: geese and grasshoppers, which would have been impossible to capture on film, are drawn in. The duotone reproductions make this a handsome and rewarding book.
ISBN: 0803214049
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Hardcover : 142 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 10.5 x 9.9 x 0.9 inches
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