Recording & Resources
Virtual Discover Series: Photography
Thank you for your interest in this program! We are pleased to share the Zoom recording and resources presented on May 13, 2020, in the second of four sessions in this series.
Session 2: Copies & Manipulations in 19th century Photography
Resources and Links
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Copies - Selected Examples
Horace Eaton (1810-1883)
Carte de visite
Eaton-Shirley Family Papers
President Abraham Lincoln cartes de visite
Photographer Mathew B. Brady
Photographer Anthony Berger
of Arabella Chapman
Arabella Chapman carte-de-visite albums
Rosa, a slave girl from New Orleans.
Rebecca, Augusta and Rosa, emancipated slaves from New Orleans.
For further reading about these images, see Mary Niall Mitchell,
"Rosebloom and Pure White," Or So It Seemed
Example Images of Performers
Tom Thumb (1838-1883) and Lavinia Warren (1841-1919)
Example 1, 1864.
Example 2, ca. 1880.
Example 3, ca. 1880.
Manipulations - Selected Examples
Chiseling in the plate:
Mary & Sarah Yates.
Young boy and girl: Two young women.
[Man with three spirits].
[Woman with three spirits].
[Woman at table, with male spirit].
For further reading on spiritualism and spirit photography, see Robert S. Cox,
Body and soul a sympathetic history of American spiritualism
Multiple Exposure Arrangements:
Abel J. Whalen, photographer.
"Gentlemen of the Jury."
David V. Tinder Collection of Michigan Photography Cabinet Cards, Box 98, DA1.
[The Sleeping Dog]
King's Own Borderers photograph album, 1864-ca. 1890.
David V. Tinder Collection of Michigan Photography cartes de visite, Box 43
More Clements Library Links
Clements Library Image Bank
Online Finding Aids
David V. Tinder Directory of Early Michigan Photographers
George E. Waterman, Ypsilanti (see p. 2652)
Abel J. Whalen, Albion (see p. 2703)
How Photo Retouching Worked Before Photoshop
Joanna Cohan Scherer,
You Can't Believe Your Eyes: Inaccuracies in Photographs of North American Indians
Upcoming Topics in this Virtual Series:
Misidentifications in the Pohrt Collection of Native American Photography
Photography Collectors and their Collections
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