First Seen: Portraits of the World's Peoples, 1840-1880 (HC)

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2004 | Santa Barbara Museum of Art | hardcover | Kathleen Stewart Howe; introduction by Carla Williams | Very Good; minor shelf wear

Within weeks of the almost simultaneous announcements of successful photographic processes in England and France, photographers set out to capture the world's people and races, classes and ranks, from intimate domestic portraits, to studies of the different, the exotic, the picturesque, and the unknown. Published in conjunction with a major traveling exhibition of more than 240 rare vintage images drawn from the Wilson Centre for Photography - one of the world's finest private collections - this book reveals these first encounters.