Frozen In Time: An Early Carte De Visite Album from New Bedford, Massachusetts

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Susan Snow Lukesh takes a mid-nineteenth century photo album from New Bedford, Massachusetts, created against a backdrop of the Civil War, and moves the people seemingly frozen in time backwards and forwards. The details of daily living, of the marrying, working, and dying of the individuals in the album demonstrate the personal side of the development of this famous whaling capital through its transition to a strong mill economy. These details also show how the financial and intellectual capital of the city fueled development throughout the United States. At their creation photograph albums portrayed, and then continued to portray years later, a community, albeit selective. Importantly, these albums, especially the album presented here, served as a source for personal and collective storytelling, functioning as links to the past, offering intimations of status and social connections and family genealogy.
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  • By Dr. John Impagliazzo
    Aug 9, 2016
    Fascinating! Frozen in Time is a gem. The author transports the reader into past centuries anchored by an annotated, twelve-page photo album called a ‘cartes de visite’ that could have served as a calling card for neighbors visiting each other in the nineteenth century. The author has interlaced historical facts and political intrigue, trade and business, whaling and fishing, slave trade and abolition, timbering and construction, and science and art—all woven into a tapestry surrounding the early American community of New Bedford, Massachusetts. The work is highly referenced, rich with footnotes and comments; it is truly a scholarly endeavor that allows the reader to delve into as many details as desired. The author also uses the ‘cartes de visite’ as a cornerstone to an in-depth genealogical excursion of her own roots and relations from the early 1600s to date. As if in a play, the author uses on-stage characters (those appearing in the album) and off-stage characters (the other... More > ‘family’ members and neighbors) as an enactment of the reality as it existed in New Bedford and beyond over the past three centuries. This book is a must read, especially for those interested in New England dynamics of the 1800s. This historical work is a definite enrichment to American history.< Less
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March 9, 2016
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