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The Resource Postcards from Africa : photographers of the colonial era : selections from the Leonard A. Lauder postcard archives, Christraud M. Geary

Postcards from Africa : photographers of the colonial era : selections from the Leonard A. Lauder postcard archives, Christraud M. Geary

Label
Postcards from Africa : photographers of the colonial era : selections from the Leonard A. Lauder postcard archives
Title
Postcards from Africa
Title remainder
photographers of the colonial era : selections from the Leonard A. Lauder postcard archives
Statement of responsibility
Christraud M. Geary
Title variation
  • Postcards from Africa
  • Photographers of the colonial era
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
During the global postcard craze that peaked around 1900 and continued for several decades thereafter, photographers in Africa grasped the opportunity to serve a lucrative market for images of the continent, both locally and worldwide. Their picture postcards now contribute to understanding political and cultural changes in Africa at the time, as the rise of the new medium coincided with the expansion and consolidation of colonial rule. They also provide a way to reconstruct the life and work of the photographers of European, African and other backgrounds who created these images, which often survive only in postcard form and in some cases published them as well. The cards were produced for residents and travelers in Africa, as well as for buyers and collectors who had never set foot on the continent. Their depictions of colonial administrations and the exploitation of resources and peoples, as well as images inscribing tribal identities and racial classifications, often reflect the colonizers' worldview. Yet it is also possible to recover the authorship of some of the African women and men who participated in these photographic encounters. For instance, some cards show that members of Africa's elites recognized the power of photographic images to enhance their standing and present their own narratives
Cataloging source
ERASA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Geary, Christraud M
Dewey number
960
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DT17-39
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lauder, Leonard A.
  • Lauder, Leonard A
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Postcards
  • Communication and culture
  • Africans
  • Africans
  • Art
  • Communication and culture
  • Postcards
  • Africa
  • Africa
Label
Postcards from Africa : photographers of the colonial era : selections from the Leonard A. Lauder postcard archives, Christraud M. Geary
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-134) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
147 pages
Isbn
9780878468553
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1042079790
  • (OCoLC)on1042079790
Label
Postcards from Africa : photographers of the colonial era : selections from the Leonard A. Lauder postcard archives, Christraud M. Geary
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-134) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
147 pages
Isbn
9780878468553
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1042079790
  • (OCoLC)on1042079790

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