“An Introduction to Pre-1900
American Visual Culture”

Tuesday, September 27, 6-8 p.m.,
UMass History Department, Herter Hall, Room 601

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This workshop will provide participants with a general overview of visual culture and its value as a resource for interdisciplinary historical research and interpretation. What can images tell us about evolving cultural, social, racial, and gender ideologies in early America?



Following a short introduction to visual culture literacy and its applications in an eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American context, participants will have the opportunity to experience hands-on learning with materials from the American Antiquarian Society’s teaching collection, including prints, photographs, stereocards, illustrated sheet music, political cartoons, and ephemera such as trade cards and postcards.

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