Stock Image

Klan Rally: A Photographic Essay

Holland, James R.

2 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0978863747 / ISBN 13: 9780978863746
Published by A Bit of Boston Books, Boston, 2008
Used Condition: VG+ Soft cover
From Mullen Books, ABAA (Marietta, PA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since February 4, 1997

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 19.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 7.50 Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

BW pictorial wraps; 66 pp.; 61 photos, 59 bw, 2 color. Photos from two KKK rallies near Cincinnatti, Ohio in 1965, taken when the photographer was an aspiring photojournalist and a student at Ohio University. Bookseller Inventory # 115016

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Klan Rally: A Photographic Essay

Publisher: A Bit of Boston Books, Boston

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:VG+

Edition: First.

About this title

Synopsis:

KLAN RALLY: A Photographic Essay is a photographic art book as well as a social history textbook of the USA. It is available in both hardback and soft cover. The format is 8 and 1/2 by 11 inches in size. The photographs are printed on high quality 100 lb acid- free paper stock and the book is 64-pages in length. For nearly fifty years after they were made, the negatives for these extraordinary photographs sat forgotten and gathering dust on the back shelves in closets on both coasts of the country. Most of the 250 black and white images had never been printed or seen by anyone other than the original photographer. On the afternoon and two evenings when these pictures were taken, the Ku Klux Klan and their rivals the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Klan s birth. The Klan s membership having dwindled to practically nothing, both branches of the KKK decided to hold public recruiting rallies around the country in hopes of attracting attention and increasing their membership rolls. The two public rallies portrayed in this collection of photographs took place in southwest Ohio, near Cincinnati. The twenty-one year old photojournalist that took the photos was a student at Ohio University. Since he was studying to become a professional press photographer when he happened to notice the towering cross and billboard-sized signs advertising the public KKK Rally at the side of the Interstate Highway, he decided to attend and see if the event produced any interesting photographs that he could use for his college class assignments. The pictures were fascinating, but after using a few for his journalism classes and a couple of photography contests, the negatives were placed in a drawer and forgotten. During the following half-century, the KKK continued to decline in importance and the pictures took on a kind of historic interest that only the passage of time permits. While working on a memoir the photographer came across the dissolving Kodak boxes containing the negatives and some proof sheets. Looking at the material with a fresh viewpoint, it was obvious that the pictures had acquired a certain historical significance. After making the first set of proofs of every image in the coverage, the best 100 images were narrowed down to fit into this fascinating book-length photographic essay. Here is what went on at two different KKK Recruitment Rallies celebrating the 100th year anniversary of the founding of the movement. Come, mix with the robed Klan members, undercover and uniformed police, nearby farmers, the news media, and just plain curious folks who had seen the signs and overcame their personal fears to stop and investigate what seemed and was a surreal, out-of-this-time event.

About the Author:

James R. Holland is a Boston Photo-Diarist. A former photographer intern and later contract photographer for National Geographic, Mr. Holland has published photographs and articles in major magazines, textbooks, encyclopedias and video games. His award winning work has been included in many traveling photographic exhibitions. He is also a former film and video producer for the Christian Science Center in Boston. His prize winning film work has appeared on most major networks and many cable channels. He is the author-photographer of several books including The Amazon, Mr. Pops (about Legendary Boston Pop's Conductor Arthur Fiedler) and Tanglewood as well as Diamonds Are Waiting For You, W.O'K's Weird Wacky Wonderful World:The Art of William O'Keefe and a soon to be published memoir Adventure Photographer.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Mullen Books, Inc. specializes in printed material relating to the Humanities (with a specific focus on the fine and decorative arts). We focus on American, European, Russian, African and Asian Arts of all periods and epochs. We currently have over 54,000 items in stock which are computerized, and several thousand more which are not. My entire database of 99,000+ titles is on-line and available for research at my website www.mullenbooks.com. You may submit requests for out-of-stock items at my website, and will be notified when I locate a copy of any particular title you have submitted. I welcome wants and work hard to locate the items you are looking for. I also offer collection development services and buy and sell large libraries in many fields. Appraisals conducted for similar and related areas. 2% discount for payments by check!

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

ASSUMPTIONS: By ordering a book from me, I will assume you have read my terms of
sale and agree to them. You agree to assume that I am honest and will send your
books as ordered, as described (or better)and in a timely manner. I have over
2150 POSITIVE eBay feedbacks (please check my rating under the user name KMGM).
Once the books leave my hands, any non-delivery issue is between you and the
post office or other delivering party. If you refuse insurance, I want you to
know in advance I DO NOT R...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

SHIPPING: USPS shipping rates have gone up significantly as of 6/01/2015! Overseas flat-rate boxes have risen in price by 23%. Flat-rate envelopes have risen as well. All quoted shipping costs are based on a 4-pound package. The costs quoted for international shipping and handling should certainly be considered good-faith estimates ONLY. International shipments will be sent at the most cost-effective method possible. If the actual cost is reduced, we will not notify you. If it needs to be increased, we will contact you through ABEbooks and request an increase to cover our costs, which include postage materials and time. WE DO NOT MAKE MONEY ON SHIPPING!

For the EU regulations: Business Name: Mullen Books. Inc. Physical address is 121 Walnut Street, Columbia, PA 17512. Email: orders@mullenbooks.com Phone: 717-618-0481 Fed EIN: 36-4693068 Please address complaints to: Kevin Mullen, President P.O. Box 472 Marietta, PA 17547

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order Cash PayPal Cash on Delivery (COD) Bank Draft Bank/Wire Transfer