By Rachel McBride Lindsey
Rachel McBride Lindsey demonstrates that what humans beheld once they checked out a photo had as a lot to do with what lay open air the frame--theological expectancies, for example--as with what the digital camera had recorded. no matter if studio images tucked into Bibles, postmortem pictures with locks of hair hooked up, "spirit" images, stereographs of the Holy Land, or magic lanterns utilized in biblical guide, photos have been curated, beheld, displayed, and valued as actual artifacts that functioned either as relics and as icons of spiritual perform. Lindsey's interpretation of "vernacular" as an analytic introduces how to think about 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