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Author Aspinwall, Jane Lee, 1967- author, curator.

Title Alexander Gardner : the Western photographs, 1867-1868 / Jane L. Aspinwall ; director's foreword by Julián Zugazagoitia ; preface by Keith F. Davis.

Publication Info. Kansas City, Missouri : Hall Family Foundation : Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, [2014]
New Haven : Yale University Press.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kansas Collection  779 G171Ba 2014    ---  Lib Use Only
Description 179 pages : illustrations ; 29 x 29 cm
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Note Published to accompany an exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, July 25, 2014 - January 11, 2015.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Director's foreword -- Preface -- The life of Alexander Gardner -- Across the continent on the Kansas Pacific Railroad -- Across the continent -- Scenes in the Indian country -- Scenes in the Indian country -- Catalogue raisonné -- Stereoviews.
Summary Best known for his Civil War photographs, Alexander Gardner (1821-1882) also created two extraordinary bodies of work depicting the transformation of the American West: Across the Continent on the Kansas Pacific Railway and Scenes in the Indian County. In 1867, after joining the survey team for what became the Kansas Pacific Railroad, Gardner photographed the path of the proposed extension, emphasizing the ease of future railroad construction and economic development, while including studies of American Indians and settlements along the way. The following year, Gardner recorded peace talks with Indian tribes at Fort Laramie, Wyoming. Distinctly sympathetic to the plight of the American Indian, Gardner made candid documentation of individual chiefs, their encampments and daily life, burial trees, and the peace proceedings themselves. With a full catalogue raisonné of these two rare series, this volume offers a complete visual index of these remarkable photographs, made at a critical moment in the history of the American West.
Subject Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882 -- Exhibitions.
Indians of North America -- Great Plains -- Pictorial works -- Exhibitions.
Documentary photography -- United States -- 19th century -- Exhibitions.
United States -- History -- Photography -- Exhibitions.
Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882. (OCoLC)fst00036575
Documentary photography. (OCoLC)fst00896093
Indians of North America. (OCoLC)fst00969633
Photography. (OCoLC)fst01061714
Great Plains. (OCoLC)fst01240567
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1800 - 1899
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs. (OCoLC)fst01424028
Exhibition, pictorial works. (OCoLC)fst01424187
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Zugazagoitia, Julián, writer of foreword.
Davis, Keith F., 1952- writer of preface.
Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882. Photographs. Selections.
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, organizer, issuing body.
Hall Family Foundation (Kansas City, Mo.), issuing body.
Added Title Western photographs, 1867-1868
ISBN 9780300208245 hardcover
0300208243 hardcover

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