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From the Nile River to the Erie Canal: tracing the photographs of the Zangaki Brothers at George Eastman House

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posted on 22.05.2021, 17:22 by Andrea Hackman
The collection of photographs by the Zangaki Brothers at George Eastman House provides a case study for tracing a trajectory of certain nineteenth century photographic objects made for a tourist market. Beginning with the photographers themselves and the clientele they served, to the albums the photographs were mounted in, the collections they were placed in and the subsequent modern critiques of the photographers, this thesis aims to understand decisions that ultimately define the context in which we now find the photographs.

History

Language

eng

Degree

Master of Arts

Program

Photographic Preservation and Collections Management

Granting Institution

Ryerson University

LAC Thesis Type

Thesis

Thesis Advisor

Marta Braun