By Rachel McBride Lindsey
Rachel McBride Lindsey demonstrates that what humans beheld after they checked out a photo had as a lot to do with what lay outdoor the frame--theological expectancies, for example--as with what the digicam had recorded. even if studio pictures tucked into Bibles, postmortem pics with locks of hair connected, "spirit" images, stereographs of the Holy Land, or magic lanterns utilized in biblical guide, images have been curated, beheld, displayed, and valued as actual artifacts that functioned either as relics and as icons of spiritual perform. Lindsey's interpretation of "vernacular" as an analytic introduces how to reflect on anew the cultural, social, and fabric achieve of religion.
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A Communion of Shadows: Religion and Photography in Nineteenth-Century America by Rachel McBride Lindsey