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Synopsis: The heyday of postcard production was also an era of rapidly expanding European and American control over the rest of the world. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, images of distant peoples from the Americas, Africa, Oceania, and Asia became ubiquitous souvenirs of imperialism.
The six contributors to this abundantly illustrated volume show how images of Plains Indians, World's Fair cards, and portraits from Africa, the Pacific Islands, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan documented distant cultures but also reinforced Western biases by emphasizing the seemingly vast cultural differences between viewers and subjects. The authors discuss the differences between original photographs and their postcard equivalents, and they explore in detail common practices -- such as artificial settings, costumes and props, colorization, and patronizing captions -- that perpetuated racist, sexist, and romantic stereotypes.
Drawing on anthropological, historical, and art historical analyses, contributors examine examples from both public and private collections, tracing the postcard's overlapping roles as souvenir, collectible, and popular art form. Showcasing 132 images, many of which have never before been published, the book concludes that early postcards both provide historical information about the peoples they depict and reveal Westerners' perceptions of -- and apprehensions about -- cultures that differed from their own.
About the Author:
Christraud M. Geary is the curator of the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art.
Virginia-Lee Webb is the archivist of the photograph collection in the department of the arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Title: Delivering Views: Distant Cultures in Early ...
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
Book Condition: VERY GOOD
Book Description Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. This copy shows very minor wear. Bookseller Inventory # G1560987596I4N00
Book Description Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 1998. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP29373215
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Book Description Smithsonian Institute Press, Washington, DC, 1998. Small Quarto: G/Fair: Green spine with off white text: DJ has heavy soiling and scratch/scuff marks to front, general shelfwear: Boards are soiled, some dust staining, general shelfwear: Textblock is clean and pages free of markings, folds or tears: 199 pp. Rockville. Bookseller Inventory # 7-40-1273316
Book Description Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Fine copy and contents, clean, unmarked and tightly bound. The DJ shows very slight edge wear, otherwise fine. Bookseller Inventory # 141338
Book Description Smithsonian Institute Press, Washington, DC, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Square 4to. Dark green boards. 199pp. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Fine in very good dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 015552
Book Description Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, Washington, D.C., U.S.A., 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 10" tall dark green hardcover with gold print on spine. Boards close to As New condition. Pages are tight; clean/unmarked. 199 pages. Lots of photograph's. Copyright 1998; with complete number line. Dark green DJ with yellow print has light bumping with wrinkling along edges. Minor general shelf wear to DJ. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 1701008
Book Description SMITHSONIAN,USA, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition.... US1ST.EDITION.1ST.PRINTING.MASSIVE AND BEAUTIFULLY PRODUCED.VG HARDBACK IN VG DUSTWRAPPER. 94/G.Language: eng Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory # 63..KL#I/G
Book Description 1998. Photography, Collectibles, Popular Culture, Antiques. Smithsonian Institution Press. 199p., fine boards and dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # -76856064
Book Description Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Nice clean copy. No writing or highlighting. Unmarked inside and out. This item is fulfilled by Amazon and qualifies for Amazon Prime and Super Saver shipping. Bookseller Inventory # BELC8-254mB