||Introduction: the history of photography and the problem of knowledge -- See for yourself : visual discernment and photography's appearance -- Shadowy organization : combination photography, illusion, and conspiracy -- Same time tomorrow : serial photographs and the structure of industrial vision -- Hand in hand : gender and collaboration in Victorian photography -- Signature style : Francis Frith and the rise of corporate photographic authorship -- Indistinct relics : discerning the origins of photography -- The limits of looking : the tiny, distant, and rapid subjects of photography. Conclusion : "normal" photography : the legacy of a history.
||"Examines how photographic trickery in the 1850s and 1860s participated in the fashioning of the modern subject. Integrates images of the Victorian period into a new and expansive interpretive framework by locating specific mechanisms of photographic deception"--Provided by publisher.
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-190) and index.|
|ISBN||9780271065014 (cloth : alk. paper)|
|ISBN||027106501X (cloth : alk. paper)|