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Item Number:  03470781

 

 

At First Sight

 

Price: US$ 6.99

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Seller Name: North American Rarities
Member since 4/2010
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Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Listing Date: 12/24/2010
   
     
 

 

 

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Title: At First Sight Publisher: Smithsonian Books
Author: Foresta, Merry A. Publication Date: 2004
Binding/Format: Softcover Edition:
Condition: Very Good+ ISBN: 1588341801
Inventory #: 27119    
       

 

Oversized in paper wraps. Very minor edgewear to covers. Beautifully illustrated.    B&W Photographs  0.9 x 11.1 x 8.5 Inches  288 pages   The first comprehensive look at the Smithsonian's extraordinary photographic collection.    

The Smithsonian holds more than 13 million images spanning over 150 years of taking and collecting photographs. This largely unknown body of photography (most never before published) represents nothing less than the Smithsonian's effort, in the name of all Americans, to describe and comprehend the world.     Open anywhere in these pages to be plunged into the history of our modernity, and see what the Smithsonian deemed important to document and preserve. The famous, the infamous, and the never-before-seen are here in a remarkable "democracy of images": Amelia Earhart, Abraham Lincoln, P.T. Barnum and Tom Thumb, John Brown, Frederick Douglass, Lucille Ball, Greta Garbo, Babe Ruth; the earliest views of the moon and the earliest panoramic view of Damascus; rare Native American photography; views of Asia, Africa, and the American West; photographs of early flight, and much, much more. By recording the act of seeing, and of what was seen, both photography and the Smithsonian have shaped our sense of ourselves, as individuals, as a people, as a country. 82 color photographs, 195 duotones, 2 gatefolds.

 

 


 

 

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