Picturing Utopia Bertha Shambaugh & the Amana photographers by Abigail Foerstner

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Published by University of Iowa Press in Iowa City .

Written in English

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  • Shambaugh, Bertha M. H. -- 1871-1953,
  • Amana Society -- History -- Pictorial works,
  • Amana (Iowa) -- History -- Pictorial works,
  • Documentary photography -- Iowa -- Amana,
  • Collective settlements -- Iowa -- Amana -- Pictorial works

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 145-148).

Book details

StatementAbigail Foerstner.
GenrePictorial works
SeriesA bur oak original
LC ClassificationsTR820.5 .F64 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 148 p. :
Number of Pages148
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23240417M
ISBN 100877456992
LC Control Number99047858

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