Protestants and Pictures: Religion, Visual Culture, and the Age of American Mass Production

Protestants and Pictures: Religion, Visual Culture, and the Age of American Mass Production

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In this lavishly illustrated book, David Morgan surveys the visual culture that shaped American Protestantism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries--a vast record of images in illustrated bibles, Christian almanacs, children's literature, popular religious books, charts, broadsides, Sunday school cards, illuminated devotional items, tracts, chromos, and engravings. His purpose is to explain the rise of these images, their appearance and subject matter, how they were understood by believers, the uses to which they were put, and what their relation was to technological innovations, commerce, and the cultural politics of Protestantism. His overarching argument is that the role of images in American Protestantism greatly expanded and developed during this period.By the end of 1859 he advertised the chart at the reduced price of 15Ac for the paper version, four for 50Ac, and ten for $1.00. ... a€œHome Decoration, a€ which advocated the use of chromolithographs, made the case that tasteful interior decorationanbsp;...


Title:Protestants and Pictures: Religion, Visual Culture, and the Age of American Mass Production
Author: David Morgan
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 1999-07-30
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