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FA-52168-06

Andrea L. Volpe
Harvard University (Cambridge, MA 02138-3800)

Cartes de Visite Portraits and the Politics of Photography in 19th-Century America

National Bodies: Cartes de Visite Portraits and the Politics of Photography in 19th-century America is an interdisciplinary study of the cartes de visite portrait photographs (the first form of portrait photography printed from glass negatives as multiple paper prints), in the context of debates over nationalism and nation formation accompanying the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Project fields:
American Studies

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2006 – 6/30/2007