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Author Name    Pfister, Harold Francis

Title   Facing the Light: Historic American Portrait Daguerreotypes

Binding   Stiff Wraps

Book Condition   Very Good

Jacket Condition   Issued Without Jacket

Type   Book

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   Washington DC Smithsonian Institution Press 1978

Seller ID   3013

378 pages, organized around more than 60 portraits of more or less famous Americans, from Samuel F.B. Morse to Stonewall Jackson, with visits to Sam Houston, Emily Dickinson, Edwin Booth, Caesar, a slave, and Lucretia Mott along the way. Full documentation of each portrait, including notes with thumbnails listing size, owner, attribution, date, provenance, sources of information, and related images. Bibliography and index. A highly useful reference. Very Good in stiff wraps with short closed tears to spine head, light wear to corners and edges, and some rubbing.

Price = 20.00 USD

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