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The Resource Pictures of longing : photography and the Norwegian-American migration, Sigrid Lien ; translated by Barbara Sjoholm

Pictures of longing : photography and the Norwegian-American migration, Sigrid Lien ; translated by Barbara Sjoholm

Label
Pictures of longing : photography and the Norwegian-American migration
Title
Pictures of longing
Title remainder
photography and the Norwegian-American migration
Statement of responsibility
Sigrid Lien ; translated by Barbara Sjoholm
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • nor
  • eng
Summary
"Between 1836 and 1915, in what has been called history's largest population migration, more than 750,000 Norwegians emigrated to North America. Writing home, the newcomers sent thousands of pictures--America-photographs, as they are called in Norway. In these photographs, the emigrant experience unfolds as framed by thousands of Norwegian transplants in towns, cities, and rural communities across America. Pictures of Longing brings more than 250 America-photographs into focus as a moving account of Norwegian migration in the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, conceived of and crafted by its photographer-authors to shape and reshape their story. To clarify the historic nature and the cultural function of the America-photographs, art historian and photography scholar Sigrid Lien located thousands of the photographs in public and private archives and museums in Norway and the United States. Reading these photographs alongside letters sent home by Norwegian immigrants, Lien provides the first comprehensive account of this collective photographic practice involving "the voice of the many." Pictures of Longing shows, in fascinating detail, how the photographs, like the accompanying letters, contribute to the cultural grassroots expression of Norwegian migration. They steer us toward multiple, fragmented, and dispersed histories and also complement the existing fabric of established historical narratives, demonstrating photography's potential to engage with history."--Amazon.com
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lien, Sigrid
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sjoholm, Barbara
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vernacular photography
  • Norwegian Americans
  • Norwegian Americans
  • Vernacular photography
  • United States
  • COMPUTERS / Digital Media / Photography
  • PHOTOGRAPHY / Reference
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Imaging Systems
  • PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Historical
Label
Pictures of longing : photography and the Norwegian-American migration, Sigrid Lien ; translated by Barbara Sjoholm
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Oslo : SAP, ©2009 under title: Lengselens bilder
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "Send us your portraits": Letters and pictures in the history of emigration -- The glass plates in the tobacco barn: Andrew Dahl's photographic production -- Views from Main Street: small-town photographers in Minnesota -- Last seen alone on the prairie: emigration and the unseen female photographers -- Place and the rhythm of life: Peter J. Rosendahl's photographs from Spring Grove -- Out of cupboards and drawers: America-photography in Norwegian rural communities -- Saved from oblivion: photography in the chronicles of Norwegian-American families -- Conclusion: "God, how I have longed": America-photographs as interventions -- Norwegian-American photographers, 1860-1960
Control code
on1039329267
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452957944
Lccn
2018026786
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctvfk42md
  • 0fb0e0d5-8c27-48ec-93c3-d8db24848fba
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1039329267
Label
Pictures of longing : photography and the Norwegian-American migration, Sigrid Lien ; translated by Barbara Sjoholm
Publication
Note
Originally published: Oslo : SAP, ©2009 under title: Lengselens bilder
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "Send us your portraits": Letters and pictures in the history of emigration -- The glass plates in the tobacco barn: Andrew Dahl's photographic production -- Views from Main Street: small-town photographers in Minnesota -- Last seen alone on the prairie: emigration and the unseen female photographers -- Place and the rhythm of life: Peter J. Rosendahl's photographs from Spring Grove -- Out of cupboards and drawers: America-photography in Norwegian rural communities -- Saved from oblivion: photography in the chronicles of Norwegian-American families -- Conclusion: "God, how I have longed": America-photographs as interventions -- Norwegian-American photographers, 1860-1960
Control code
on1039329267
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452957944
Lccn
2018026786
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctvfk42md
  • 0fb0e0d5-8c27-48ec-93c3-d8db24848fba
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1039329267

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