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Ohio Photographers 1839-1900 [Hardcover]

by Diane Vanskiver Gagel
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Book Description

January 1998 1887694072 978-1887694070 First Edition
9 x 11 & This first directory and history of photographers in Ohio is an essential reference for historical or genealogical research in the Midwest or anywhere in America.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 115 pages
  • Publisher: Carl Mautz Pub; First Edition edition (January 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1887694072
  • ISBN-13: 978-1887694070
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.8 x 11.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,593,508 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Educational, Entertaining, and Witty August 3, 2000
Most resource books are usually educational and informative..this outstanding work is much more than that-it's written just like the author talks in a straightforward manner with lots of good material and a wry sense of humor thrown into the mix. There are moments the reader will find him/herself chuckling out loud and there are moments when the reader may experience sadness at some of the stories told about deceased children and the need for parents to have them photographed before burial. One learns much about the different types of captured images, the wide variety of cameras and equipment along with the dangers inherent to the time period, some subtle ways to date pictures, and tell family relationships through the posing of the subjects, the clothing, the backgrounds and props, the watches and jewelry, etc. This book was a delight from page one and will keep the reader both informed and motivated to take a "second look" at his/her old photo momentos.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Educating, Entertaining, and Loaded with Surprises August 2, 2000
One might think this type of "resource book" would be scholarly, loaded with information, and dry...dry..dry. Well, it's definitely scholarly, super"loaded" with info, and much more. Not only can one learn about the different types of "captured images", the dating of photos, the different types of cameras, but also the style of different periods found by analyzing the photos, the backgrounds, the clothing, and even the way the subjects are posed. There were tender moments in this photography lesson such as when parents who are holding a presumed sleeping child are actually having a photo taken before the funeral of this loved one; there were riotous ones(but that would be telling and reading is believing) as one flips the pages of the book transporting the reader back in time. I would "shutter" to think anyone interested in family history would let this pass by without "glimpsing" this labor of love from an outstanding writer and lecturer. She writes just like she talks with a wry sense of humor that is pure delight.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ohio Photographers: 1839-1900 March 8, 2011
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
We have a lot of old pictures of relatives. We've been able to identify my husband's g-g-grandfather in one because the Ohio photographer is named and we know the ancestor lived in the indicated county during the years the photographer had his business there.
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5.0 out of 5 stars SUPERB! March 21, 2002
By RachelR
A great asset to your research in Ohio. Check out her other book(s) too!
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