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The Resource Equal before the lens : Jno. Trlica's photographs of Granger, Texas, Barbara McCandless

Equal before the lens : Jno. Trlica's photographs of Granger, Texas, Barbara McCandless

Label
Equal before the lens : Jno. Trlica's photographs of Granger, Texas
Title
Equal before the lens
Title remainder
Jno. Trlica's photographs of Granger, Texas
Statement of responsibility
Barbara McCandless
Title variation
Jno. Trlica's photographs of Granger, Texas
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"People have always documented the turning points in their lives: births, christenings, first communions, graduations, weddings, deaths. For much of the twentieth century, this documentation frequently included a trip to the local professional photographer for a formal portrait. Barbara McCandless records here the events in the lives of the residents of Granger, Texas, through the work of Jno. P. Trlica, the community{u2019}s sole full-time photographer from 1924 to 1955 ... Jno. P. Trlica was a first-generation Czech Texan; as part of a marginal subgroup himself, he had access to all the subgroups of Granger. Trlica was especially devoted to his own Czech culture and intentionally documented its groups and social events, as well as the business and social activities of the town of Granger, but his portrait business was open to all segments of society. While other businesses in Granger refused to serve blacks and Hispanics, the Jno. P. Trlica Studio may have been one of the few places in the town where all cultures crossed paths. His portraits today serve as a social history not just of the privileged classes, but of all the people of Granger and the surrounding countryside. They also serve as a testament to a time in photography{u2019}s past when the posed studio portrait was both an art form and a significant part of life in small-town America"--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
779/.99764289
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F394.G72
LC item number
M37 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Charles and Elizabeth Prothro Texas photography series
Series volume
no. 3
Label
Equal before the lens : Jno. Trlica's photographs of Granger, Texas, Barbara McCandless
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-192) and index
Control code
24143232
Dimensions
29 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 196 p.
Isbn
9780890964866
Lccn
91026693 //r92
Note
Library's copy 2 (Wittliff Gallery): Purchased. With covered dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Equal before the lens : Jno. Trlica's photographs of Granger, Texas, Barbara McCandless
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-192) and index
Control code
24143232
Dimensions
29 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 196 p.
Isbn
9780890964866
Lccn
91026693 //r92
Note
Library's copy 2 (Wittliff Gallery): Purchased. With covered dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.

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