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Equal before the Lens. Jno. Trlica's Photographs of Granger, Texas.

McCandless, Barbara.

ISBN 10: 0890964866 / ISBN 13: 9780890964866
Verlag: Texas A & M University Press, College Station., 1992
Zustand: Fine Hardcover
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First Edition. Hardcover. The author records the events in the lives of the residents of Granger, Texas through the work of Jno. P. Trlica, the community's only full time photographer from 1924 to 1955. 196 pages, notes, bibliography, index. Previous owner's last name on first free end page. Dust jacket and book are in Fine condition. ; 9 in. x 11 1/2 in. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 122048

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Titel: Equal before the Lens. Jno. Trlica's ...

Verlag: Texas A & M University Press, College Station.

Erscheinungsdatum: 1992

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand: Fine

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine

Auflage: First Edition.

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People have always documented the turning points in their lives: births, christenings, first communions, graduations, weddings, deaths. For much of the twentieth century, this documentation frequently included a trip to the local professional photographer for a formal portrait. Barbara McCandless records here the events in the lives of the residents of Granger, Texas, through the work of Jno. P. Trlica, the community's sole full-time photographer from 1924 to 1955. Granger, a small rural community in the rich blacklands of the state's central region, is both typical of small Texas towns and unique in its specific story. The transition from a railroad-based to an automobile-based economy and the problems experienced by agricultural communities relying upon the sole crop of "King Cotton" are two chapters told poignantly in the story of Granger. In addition, all the major cultural groups of Texas--Southern Anglos, blacks, Hispanics, and European-immigrant communities--existed in close proximity in the town and experienced all the intercultural tensions that peaked in the 1920s. Jno. P. Trlica was a first-generation Czech Texan; as part of a marginal subgroup himself, he had access to all the subgroups of Granger. Trlica was especially devoted to his own Czech culture and intentionally documented its groups and social events, as well as the business and social activities of the town of Granger, but his portrait business was open to all segments of society. While other businesses in Granger refused to serve blacks and Hispanics, the Jno. P. Trlica Studio may have been one of the few places in the town where all cultures crossed paths. His portraits today serve as a social history not just of the privileged classes, but of all the people of Granger and the surrounding countryside. They also serve as a testament to a time in photography's past when the posed studio portrait was both an art form and a significant part of life in small-town America.

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