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Title Light in the West. [Kanopy electronic resource]

Publication Info. Michael Blackwood Productions, 1980.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2019.
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (59 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
video file MPEG-4 Flash
Note Title from title frames.
In Process Record.
Performer Carleton Watkins, Charles Crocker, Chief Satanck, Chief Seattle, Chief Ten Bears, Clarence King, Collis Huntington, Dr. Herman Vogel, Eadweard Muybridge, Ferdinand V. Hayden, Flora Shallcross Stone, Frederick Dellenbaugh, General John Pope, Jack Hillers, Julia Watkins, Leland Stanford, Mark Hopkins Jr., Mathew Brady, Mjr. John Wesley Powell, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sam Bowles, Timothy O'Sullivan, William H. Jackson
Event Originally produced by Michael Blackwood Productions in 1980.
Summary When photography was in its infancy, the American West was still a frontier; and, for a period of about fifty years, the two interacted in a complex and fascinating way. Dramatic subject matter in the West became accessible to photographers just when the newly-discovered wet-plate process enabled them to work outdoors. Thereafter, Western explorers consistently used photography to record their discoveries. It was primarily through the resulting photographs that the frontier became known. Ironically, these early images hastened the demise of the frontier they so beautifully documented. LIGHT IN THE WES rediscovers this empire through the eyes (and camera lenses) of the extraordinary people who were the first photographers to venture west. At a time when making photographs was as difficult as traveling in uncharted wilderness, these men truly were pioneers.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language In English
Subject History, Modern.
Documentary films.
Genre Documentary films.
Added Author Witlin, Ray, film director.
Watkins, Carleton, actor.
Crocker, Charles, actor.
Satanck, Chief, actor.
Seattle, Chief, actor.
Ten Bears, Chief, actor.
King, Clarence, actor.
Huntington, Collis, actor.
Herman Vogel, Dr., actor.
Muybridge, Eadweard, actor.
V. Hayden, Ferdinand, actor.
Shallcross Stone, Flora, actor.
Dellenbaugh, Frederick, actor.
John Pope, General, actor.
Hillers, Jack, actor.
Watkins, Julia, actor.
Stanford, Leland, actor.
Hopkins Jr., Mark, actor.
Brady, Mathew, actor.
John Wesley Powell, Mjr., actor.
Wendell Holmes, Oliver, actor.
Bowles, Sam, actor.
O'Sullivan, Timothy, actor.
H. Jackson, William, actor.
Michael Blackwood Productions (Firm), Distributor.
Kanopy (Firm), Distributor.
Music No. 6577930 Kanopy
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