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The Appalachian Photographs of Doris Ulmann (Jargon 50)

Niles, John Jacob

Published by The Jargon Society, Penland, NC, 1971
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-Very Good +. Unpaginated, Preface: "The All Want to Go and Dress Up" by Jonathan Williams; Doris Ulmann: As I Remember Her by John Jacob Niles; The 63 b&w Photographs; An Identification of the Plates with Comments by John Jacob Niles. First Edition, 1971. "Doris Ulmann (1882-1934) was an American photographer, best known for her dignified portraits of the people of Appalachia, particularly craftsmen and musicians. She practiced Pictorialism and was a member of the Pictorial Photographers of America. Ulmann documented the rural people of the South, particularly the mountain peoples of Appalachia and the Gullahs of the Sea Islands, with a profound respect for her sitters and an ethnographer's eye for culture. Ulmann was assisted on her rural travels by John Jacob Niles, a musician, composer (wrote Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair; I Wander As I Wander; and Go Away From My Window) and folklorist who collected ballads while Ulmann photographed. In 1932 Ulmann began her most important series, assembling documentation of Appalachian folk arts and crafts for Allen Eaton's landmark 1937 book, Handicrafts of the Southern Highlands. 'This frail, fashionable lady went into some very thickety places to do what she did, for example, the back jacket panel has the famous photo of her being carried piggy-back over Cut Shine Creek." Price clipped. 3/4" closed tear to top edge front panel and bottom edge rear panel dj with minor edge wear, age-toned spine, and paritally soiled spots to rear panel of same, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Greenish-brown cloth with black lettering to front board and spine, and decorative endpapers. Size: 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 002571

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Title: The Appalachian Photographs of Doris Ulmann ...

Publisher: The Jargon Society, Penland, NC

Publication Date: 1971

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-Very Good +

Edition: First Edition.

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