Sleeping Beauty

text by stanley burns M.D.

Photography was quickly adapted to the social rituals and customs of nineteenth century America, and among these institutions was the memorial portrait.  until the advent of photography, this portrait was a painting and was primarily an upper-class phenomenon. With the widespread use of the camera, nearly everyone could afford a post-mortem portrait, and for the next half-century these portraits were a mainstay of American’s commercial photographers.

First Edition
November 1990
9 x 12 inches
76 color plates
140 pages

ISBN: 978-0-942642-32-2
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