Ames, IA: Iowa State University Press for Harvard University Library, 2000. First edition. Hardcover. 178p, 88 ill., almost all in color (some published here for the first time). Fine / very good. Item #31143
Essays on the histories and personalities behind selected American daguerreotypes in Harvard collections. The college began collecting daguerreotypes early on, recognizing their value as tools of documentation, scientific research, and artistic expression. Other texts by Sidney Verba, M.Susan Berger, Deborah Martin Kao, and Robin McElheny. Beautifully designed and produced. (In print at $60.).