By Rachel McBride Lindsey
Rachel McBride Lindsey demonstrates that what humans beheld after they checked out a photo had as a lot to do with what lay outdoor the frame--theological expectancies, for example--as with what the digital camera had recorded. even if studio pictures tucked into Bibles, postmortem snap shots with locks of hair hooked up, "spirit" images, stereographs of the Holy Land, or magic lanterns utilized in biblical guideline, images have been curated, beheld, displayed, and valued as actual artifacts that functioned either as relics and as icons of non secular perform. Lindsey's interpretation of "vernacular" as an analytic introduces the way to ponder anew the cultural, social, and fabric succeed in of religion.
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A Communion of Shadows: Religion and Photography in Nineteenth-Century America by Rachel McBride Lindsey