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The Underwood stereograph travel system : a historical and cultural analysis

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The Underwood stereograph travel system : a historical and cultural analysis

DeLeskie, Robert (2000) The Underwood stereograph travel system : a historical and cultural analysis. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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This study considers the implications of the "stereoscopic tours" and Travel System produced by the American photographic concern Underwood & Underwood, c. 1897-1912 from the perspective of social and cultural history. After providing an account of the history of the European and American stereo industries, a cultural-contextual reading of stereoscopic tourism is offered. This reading focuses on two main aspects of late 19 th century American society: middle-class tourism, and burgeoning U.S. expansionism. A conclusion points the way to further study by considering the stereograph's role in the shift towards the visual bias of knowledge.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Communication Studies
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:DeLeskie, Robert
Pagination:vi, 186 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Theses (M.A.)
Program:Communication Studies
Date:2000
Thesis Supervisor(s):Buxton, William
ID Code:1264
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 13:17
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 10:19
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