The Photograph - A Social History. McGraw-Hill Publishers, New York and Toronto, 1966. First edition. Quarto. Grey cloth stamped in silver. 367 pp.
An extensive, fascinating, and well-illustrated survey on the interrelationships between photography and social customs and trends. From the moment likenesses could be captured, the cultural dynamics of family life, advertising, entertainment, war, exploration of territory, politics, fashion, and other arts and sciences were all influenced by the new invention. Illustrated with photographs by major photographers from Daguerre to Nadar to William Klein, as well as with many arresting anonymous images. The daguerreotypes are printed in a reflective silver-metallic, some of the nineteenth century images are reproduced in the sepia tones of albumen prints; all other images are reproduced in black-and-white.
A better than very good copy, with slight fading along some extremities of the cloth and one small spot of minor discoloration on the spine.