Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Sleeping Beauty: Memorial Photography in America

Altadena, California: Twelvetrees Press, 1990. First edition. Hardcover. 1/3000. Folio. Unpaginated. Original dustjacket, silver lettering on spine, over dark blue cloth with silver lettering to cover and spine. Black endpapers. "This volume presents a chronological arrangement of postmortem photography 1840-1930; no other collection of this material has been made available despite recent interest in the American way of death. What emerges is a vivid visual history of the changes in American customs. We can see the change in death concepts and funerary practices, from the image of death as a stark Puritan journey for a sinner to the late Victorian beautification of death and its interpretation as a restful sleep for a redeemed soul" (Author). Illustrated with sepia-toned and b/w photographs. Dj in very good+, book in near fine condition. vg+ to near fine. Item #44585
ISBN: 0942642325

Price: $225.00

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