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Title:
Images from the inside passage : an Alaskan portrait by Winter and Pond
Author:
Wyatt, Victoria.
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Publication Information:
Seattle : University of Washington Press in association with the Alaska State Library, Juneau, [1989]

©1989
Physical Description:
144 pages : illustrations ; 25 x 26 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780295968124
Format :
Book

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Magnificant prints from some one-hundred glass plate negatives taken by two frontier photographers (Lloyd Winter and Percy Pond) between 1893 and 1910, now in the Alaska State Library. They feature Tlingit and Haida Indians, their villages and art. Introductory essays discuss historical context and provide biographical and technical information. Paper edition available at $19.95 (96835-4). Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Alaska pioneers Lloyd Winter and E. Percy Pond were also commercial photographers, running a studio in Juneau from 1893 to 1943. Their photographs of American Indians from the Tlingit and Haida tribes, as revealed in this striking, annotated collection, seem taken in the spirit of both popular anthropology and human interest. Together the partners documented totem pole carvers and blanket and basket weavers at work and the products of their craftsmanship, displayed in state with an almost oracular power; dwellings and landscapes; and portraits of Indians, many of them g obviously staged. Scanning the black-and-white pictures is an eerie experience, for they record a cultural collision with a hint of exploitation underlying it. The gaze of the Indians is stoic, sometimes wary, yet trusting: they surrender themselves to a lens without knowing the consequences. Regardless, a reader's encounter with the pictures and useful text by Wyatt, a University of Washington professor of art history, will be rewarding. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved