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Photographic Presidents: Taking History from Daguerreotype to Digital by Cara A. Finnegan
Laurie Matheson, Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois

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Spring 2021 seasonal catalog for University of Illinois Press (Catalog)
Title: Spring 2021 seasonal catalog for University of Illinois Press
Author: N/A
Abstract: Promotional seasonal catalog for books published in spring 2021 by the University of Illinois Press.
Year: 2021
Primary URL: https://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/find_books.php?type=catalog&season=s21&page=1
Primary URL Description: Spring 2021 seasonal catalog for University of Illinois Press. Book is listed on page 7.
Catalog Type: Other
Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Single Publication (Open Access eBook or Collection)
Publication Type: Single Publication
Title: Photographic Presidents: Making History from Dageurreotype to Digital
Year: 2021
ISBN: e ISNB 9780252
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Author: Cara A. Finnegan
Editor: N/A
Abstract: Lincoln’s somber portraits. Lyndon Johnson’s swearing in. George W. Bush’s reaction to learning about the 9/11 attacks. Photography plays an indelible role in how we remember and define American presidents. Throughout history, presidents have actively participated in all aspects of photography, not only by sitting for photos but by taking and consuming them. Cara A. Finnegan ventures from a newly-discovered daguerreotype of John Quincy Adams to Barack Obama’s selfies to tell the stories of how presidents have participated in the medium’s transformative moments. As she shows, technological developments not only changed photography, but introduced new visual values that influence how we judge an image. At the same time, presidential photographs—as representations of leaders who symbolized the nation—sparked public debate on these values and their implications. An original journey through political history, Photographic Presidents reveals the intertwined evolution of an American institution and a medium that continues to define it.
Primary URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5406/j.ctv1k03sbn
Primary URL Description: Open access edition on the JSTOR platform.
Secondary URL: https://muse.jhu.edu/book/83119
Secondary URL Description: Open access in addition on the Project MUSE platform.
Type: Single author monograph


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