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Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography Arrives

After having the Photo Detective here and the Mass. Memories Road Show, I’m still thinking about photography. Just today a two volume set arrived in the reference department that features photography. It is The Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography edited by John Hannavy. Here is part of a review from Booklist:


“Supported by an international board of advisors and contributors, editor Hannavy has produced an impressive and authoritative resource encompassing the photographers, techniques, equipment, theories, literature, exhibitions, history, and organizations involved in photography during its early development. There are also regional and country overviews. Along with the alphabetical list of entries, entries are grouped into 12 thematic areas: “Companies,” “Formats,” etc. ...  This is a wonderful set to browse as well as to search for information on the obscure as well as the famous photographers of the period. … The wealth of information found here, and in no comparable work, will be used by photographers (including instructors, experimenters, and students); historians of art, science, and technology; genealogists studying old family images; and interested general readers for many years to come.”


It is in fact a companion set to Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Photography edited by Lynne Warren, which is also in the reference department. Some of Maureen Taylor’s (The Photo Detective) books have also arrived in the library including Capturing memories : your family story in photographs and Uncovering Your Ancestry Through Family Photographs.

Missed Saturday’s Mass. Memories Road Show event? Take a look at The Falmouth Bulletin today, which has a great cover story on the whole event (although for some reason the article does not appear on their web page ... so be sure to pick up a copy of the paper itself today!)

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