Ethnomedicine in Early Postcards
Paperback ISBN: 9460220177
Throughout history, native peoples around the world have looked for ways to prevent and treat illness. This book illustrates such traditions through a selection of colonial postcards from the early 20th century. These cards are a rich source of visual information about native health and healing, which has been largely overlooked. The book also investigates the meanings of these images for those who produced and collected them. It makes clear that colonial postcards reveal as much about the collectors as it does about the subjects. It also cautions that pictorial postcards may be less truthful than they seem to be, because photographers and publishers regularly interfered with their mise-en-scene, production and descriptions. The book accompanies an exhibition in the Tropenmuseum.
Indian Blankets and Their Makers.
Paperback ISBN: 0486229963
History, old-style wool blankets, changes brought about by traders, symbolism of design and color, a Navajo weaver at work, more. Emphasis on Navajo. Includes information on the Bayeta blanket, squaw dresses, dyeing, belts, garters, hair braids, imitation blankets, the Chimayó blanket, and reliable dealers. 254 illustrations, 32 in color.
The Early Years : 1919-1935
Paperback ISBN: 0764303678
Documents the story of Zenith radio and company development from 1919 through 1935, drawing on company archives and a newly discovered file of one of Zenith's founders, and presents an illustrated catalog of nearly every Chicago Radio Laboratory and Zenith radio model produced during the period, plus a table of information on radio prices and rarity. Includes color photo portraits of the opulent, fanciful radios of the era, and many b&w photos. For collectors and radio aficionados. Oversize: 11.25x8.5. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.