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A Communion of ShadowsReligion and Photography in Nineteenth-Century America$
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Rachel McBride Lindsey

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781469633725

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633725.001.0001

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By Pencil and Camera

By Pencil and Camera

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(p.158) Four By Pencil and Camera
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A Communion of Shadows
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Rachel McBride Lindsey

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633725.003.0005

This chapter spirals out from one commissioned photographic tour of Palestine in 1894 to consider the broader framework of halftone photography as a mechanism of ethnographic display and imperial regimes. The chapter follows a set of negatives made by the St. Louis photographer Robert Edward Mather Bain in 1894 from their original publication as part of a commercialized art-folio into the pages of the Bible. Here, the communion of shadows cast living inhabitants of Palestine—Bain’s photographic contemporaries—as relics of a biblical imaginary that affirmed American beholders’ confidence in the power of the camera to capture on glass the Holy Land of the Bible.

Keywords:   Holy Land, Halftone photography, Visual regimes, Palestine, St. Louis, biblical imaginary, colonialism, ethnographic display

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