Photographs from the Detroit Publishing Company, 1880-1920

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Selected Bibliography

Burdick, Jefferson R. The Handbook of Detroit Publishing Co. Postcards. Essington, Pennsylvania: Hobby Publications, 1954.

Hales, Peter B. William Henry Jackson and the Transformation of the American Landscape. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1988.

Harrell, Thomas H. William Henry Jackson: an Annotated Bibliography. Nevada City, CA: Carl Mautz Pub, 1995.

Hughes, Jim. The Birth of a Century: Early Color Photographs of America. London; New York: Tauris Parke Books, 1994.

Jackson, William Henry. Time Exposure; The Autobiography of William Henry Jackson. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1940.

Lesy, Michael. Dreamland: America at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century. New York: The New Press, 1997.

Lowe, James L. and Ben Papell. Detroit Publishing Company Collector's Guide. Newton Square, Pennsylvania: Deltiologists of America, 1975.

Newhall, Beaumont. The History of Photography: from 1839 to the Present. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1982.

Read-Miller, Cynthia, ed. Main Street U.S.A., in Early Photographs: 113 Detroit Publishing Co. Views. New York: Published for Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village, Dearborn, Mich. by Dover Publications, 1988.

Rosenblum, Naomi. A World History of Photography. New York: Abbeville Press, 1984.

Stechschulte, Nancy Stickels. The Detroit Publishing Company Postcards: A Handbook for Collectors of the Detroit Publishing Company Postcards including checklists of the regular numbers, contracts, Harveys, miscellaneous art cards, the 50,000 series, sets, Little Photostint Journeys, mechanical postcards, the panoramas, and many others. Big Rapids: Michigan, N.S. Stechschulte, 1994.


Related Collections

The Colorado Historical Society (external link) (Denver, Colorado) has approximately 13,000 images from the Detroit Publishing Company, primarily glass plate negatives of views west of the Mississippi. Their collection also includes vintage photographs, Photochrom prints, postcards, and the Detroit Publishing Company's negative record log. The Historical Society also has one of Jackson's diaries from the 1870s.

Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village (external link) (Dearborn, Michigan) has approximately 18,000 vintage photographs, 9,500 postcards, and 2,500 Photochrom prints from the Detroit Publishing Company.

New York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division (external link) (New York City) has Jackson diaries from the 1870s through his retirement, including diaries from the World's Transportation trip and Jackson's years with the Detroit Publishing Company.