Eston, Pa., Printed and For Sale by Mack Printing Company, 1939. First American edition. 8vo., xiv, (2), 204 pp., portrait frontispiece, 40 portraits. Gilt-titled cloth with printed glassine dust jacket, which is edgeworn and chipped. There are a few small spots along the blank top edge. Fine. With publication notice laid in. Item #25262
Dr Stenger, a noted photo historian, here presents an unusual approach to the history of photography. Although the opening chapter is a concise chronological narrative, the bulk of this text is encyclopedic in form, with short chapters on the advent of particular forms and topics, i.e., Negatives and Emulsions on Glass, Shutters, Landscape, Photograms, High Mountain Photography, Composite Portraits, Industrial Photography, Porcelain, Textile, Military Photography, Bibliotechnical Photography, Motion Picture Photography, Women as Photographers, The First Textbooks, The First Periodicals, The International Congresses, etc.