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Art Library Book Display: Stieglitz, Cameron, Hill & Adamson

This guide offers web versions of the Art Library's book displays. See the current display in Deering Library's third floor lobby; see information on past displays here:

Stieglitz, Cameron, Hill & Adaomson: on display at the Art Library in Winter 2016

In honor of the “Alfred Stieglitz and the 19th Century” exhibition installed this quarter at the Art Institute of Chicago (through March 27), Northwestern’s Art Library is displaying a selection of books from our collections about the photographers represented in that exhibit.

The works here represent three photographers heavily featured in the AIC exhibition: Alfred Stieglitz himself (1864-1946), and some of the 19th century photographers whose work he championed: Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879) and the collaborative pair David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson (1802-1870 and 1824-1848, respectively). These works include biographies and monographs on the photographers, as well as important collections of their photos and writing and catalogues for major exhibitions of their work.

Records for these and many other books in the Art Library on early photographers can be found in NUsearch, the Northwestern University Libraries’ online discovery tool, at

Alfred Stieglitz

Whelan Stieglitz biography

Alfred Stieglitz: A Biography 

Richard Whelan

Boston: Little, Brown, 1995

Art Library 770.9 S855Zw

Alfred Stieglitz

Hoffman cover

Stieglitz: A Beginning Life

Katherine Hoffman

New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004

Art Library 770.9 S855Zhof

Alfred Stieglitz

Stieglitz on Photography cover

Stieglitz on Photography

Richard Whelan

New York: Aperture, 2000

Art Library 770 S855s

Alfred Stieglitz

Hoffman Legacy cover

Alfred Stieglitz: A Legacy of Light

Katherine Hoffman

New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012

Art Library Large 770.92 S855Zh

Julia Margaret Cameron

Julia Margaret Cameron: The Complete Photographs book cover

Julia Margaret Cameron: The Complete Photographs 

Julian Cox and Colin Ford

Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2003

Art Library Large 770.92 C877j

Julia Margaret Cameron

Cameron Collection cover

The Cameron Collection: An Album of Photographs Presented to Sir John Herschel

ed. Colin Ford

New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1975

Art Library Large 779.20924 C182c

Julia Margaret Cameron

Weaver bio cover

Julia Margaret Cameron, 1815-1879

Mike Weaver

London: Herbert Press, 1984

Art Library 779.20924 C182w

Julia Margaret Cameron

Olsen cover

From Life: Julia Margaret Cameron and Victorian Photography

Victoria Olsen

New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003

Art Library 770.9 C182Zo

Hill & Adamson

An Early Victorian Album cover

An Early Victorian Album: The Hill / Adamson Collection

ed. Colin Ford

London: Jonathan Cape, 1974

Art Library 779.0924 H645e

Hill & Adamson

Getty Hill and Adamson cover

Hill and Adamson: Photographs from the J. Paul Getty Museum

Getty Museum In Focus series

Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1999

Art Library 779.0922 J111h

Hill & Adamson

Sun Pictures cover

Sun Pictures: The Hill-Adamson Calotypes

David Bruce

London: Studio Vista, 1973

Art Library Large 779.2 B886s

Julia Margaret Cameron

Lukitsh cover

Cameron, Her Work and Career

Joanne Lukitsh

Rochester, NY: George Eastman House, 1986

Art Library Large 779.20924 C182ZI

Researching early photographers

Alfred Stieglitz and the 19th Century at The Art Institute of Chicago                  Copyright International Center of Photography                     Eastman Southworth & Hawes photo

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The Art Institute of Chicago and its Ryerson and Burnham Libraries are excellent sources of information on the early photographs in the museum’s collection.

Institutions dedicated to the history of photography, such as the International Center of Photography (ICP) and the George Eastman Museum are also essential research stops.

In the photography libraries and museums, seek out exhibits, biographies, and catalogues raisonné on the photographers you’re researching.

The Alfred Stieglitz catalogue raisonné, for example, was published in 2002 and documents the complete oeuvre of the photographer’s known photographs.

Online Library Tools for Photography Research