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Print the Legend: Photography and the American West

Professor Martha Sandweiss discussed her book Print the Legend: Photography and the American West, published by Yale University Press.… read more

Professor Martha Sandweiss discussed her book Print the Legend: Photography and the American West, published by Yale University Press. Through narrative and previously unknown nineteenth century images, the book recounts the evolution of the new art of photography in the United States and its relevance to the burgeoning nation. Beginning with the invention of the daguerreotype in 1839, Ms. Sandweiss chronicles the activities of the photographers who followed American troops in the Mexican-American War, recorded the California gold rush, depicted the native populations and documented the western landscape. A slide show consisting of photographs from the book accompanied the presentation. After the presentation Professor Sandweiss answered a few questions from members of the audience. close

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Print the Legend: Photography and the American West

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Program ID:
162789-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
First Aired:
Mar 16, 2003 | 12:29am EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Oct 12, 2015 | 4:06am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Mar 16, 2003 | 12:29am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 16, 2003 | 5:59am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 05, 2003 | 4:27pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 20, 2003 | 2:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 05, 2003 | 9:14pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 03, 2015 | 4:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 04, 2015 | 2:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 11, 2015 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 12, 2015 | 4:06am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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