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Photography and communication media in the nineteenth century
journal contributionposted on 2015-11-11, 17:01 authored by Simone Natale
The increasing interest in media history within the academic world has not yet resulted in an intensive examination of the relationship between photography and communications media. This article seeks to begin to address this lacuna by examining photography's insertion into the so-called revolution of communication in middle-nineteenth-century America. The first section of the present study links photography to the introduction of telegraphy, the development of the railway and the expansion of the postal system. The second section examines aspects of the reception of photography in nineteenth-century America and argues this is related to improvements in communication and transportation technologies. The conclusion calls for a broader consideration of the links between the history of photography and the history of media.
- Social Sciences
- Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies
Published inHistory of Photography
Pages451 - 456
CitationNATALE, S., 2012. Photography and communication media in the nineteenth century. History of Photography, 36 (4), pp. 451 - 456.
Publisher© Taylor and Francis
- AM (Accepted Manuscript)
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NotesThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in History of Photography on 12th September 2012, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/03087298.2012.680306