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Linton- Life in the Collections

Sue Rainey:

Nashville / London 1994

Sue Rainey, a historian of American graphic arts, examines in this comprehensive study how the remarkable publication Picturesque America, in the production of which Linton had been involved as a leading engraver and critic of the craft, had reinforced and promoted the Americans’ perception of progress, nature, and their own country in the era of Reconstruction. “As the first publication to celebrate the entire continental nation, it enabled Americans, after the trauma of the Civil War, to construct a national self-image based on reconciliation between North and South and incorporation of the West.”