Enterprising Images: The Goodridge Brothers, African American Photographers, 1847-1922

Enterprising Images: The Goodridge Brothers, African American Photographers, 1847-1922

by John Vincent Jezierski


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From its beginnings in York, Pennsylvania, in 1847, until the death of Wallace L. Goodridge in Saginaw, Michigan, in 1922, the Goodridge Brothers Studio was the most significant and enduring African American photographic establishment in North America. In Enterprising Images, John Vincent Jezierski tells the story of one of America's first families of photography, documenting the history of the Goodridge studio for three-quarters of a century. The existence of more than one thousand Goodridge photographs in all formats and the family's professional and personal activism enrich the portrait that emerges of this extraordinary family. Weaving photographic and regional history with the narrative of a family whose lives paralleled the social and political happenings of the country, Jezierski provides the reader with a complex family biography for those interested in regional and African American, as well as photographic, history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814324516
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
Publication date: 06/01/2000
Series: Great Lakes Books Series
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

John Vincent Jezierski is a professor of history at Saginaw Valley State University.

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