Publications

The list of selected staff publications may be searched by keyword or author and can be sorted by year.

The Public Historian, with Susan Burch, eds. Special issue on disability, v. 27, no. 2 (Spring 2005).

A special issue of the journal that explores the intersection of disability studies and public history.

"Hard Wear and Soft Tissue: Craft and Commerce in Artificial Eyes," in Katherine Ott, David Serlin, Stephen Mihm, eds., Artificial Parts, Practical Lives; Modern Histories of Prosthetics (New York: New York University Press, 2002): 147-170.

Examines development of the making of artificial eyes in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including discussion of techniques, materials, training of the makers, and the internal politics of eye-making.

Artificial Parts, Practical Lives; Modern Histories of Prosthetics, with David Serlin, Stephen Mihm, eds. (New York: New York University Press, 2002).

A collection of essays examining aspects of the history of prosthetics, such as Civil War soldiers’ petitions for limbs, the Jaipur foot, and the artificial hip.

“Coming into Focus,” Footsteps, January/February (2005) vol. 7, no.1, pp. 37–41.

Illustrated article about how daguerreotypes are made, and mentions African-American daguerreotypist Augustus Washington. Footsteps is a children’s magazine about African American history, this particular issue focuses on African American inventors.

“Local Photographers in the National Collection,” with Michelle Delaney in History of Photography Journal, vol. 24, no. 1, Spring (2000), pp. 63–64.
“Frith’s Fabulous Photography,” DIG November/December (2004), vol. 6, no. 9, pp. 26–27.

Illustrated article about how Englishman Francis Frith made and sold photographs of Egypt’s historic relics and sites in the 1860s. DIG is a children’s archeology magazine.

“Things Panoramic,” Panorama, November (2003).

Illustrated article about panorama cameras and photographs in the Photographic History Collection.

The Kennedys: Portrait of a Family, with Richard Avedon. New York: CollinsDesign, 2007.

No family has captured the fascination of the American public like the Kennedys. In 1961, acclaimed photographer Richard Avedon of Harper’s Bazaar magazine photographed president-elect John F. Kennedy and his young family. This study showcases a selection of previously unpublished images from the historic photo session. Avedon donated more than 200 photographs and negatives to the Museum in 1966, complementing the Museum’s 1962 acquisition of Jackie Kennedy’s inaugural gown.

“Process and 3-D Materials, National Museum of American History,” History of Photography, vol. 24, no. 1, Spring (2000), pp. 37–41.

Discusses photographs and equipment in the Photographic History Collection related to process and 3-D photography, especially as it connects to advertising and photojournalism, from 1840s-1960s.

Julian Stanczak: Decades of Light, State University of New York, Buffalo, Poetry & Rare Book Collection, (co author) 1990.
Manet's Contemplation at the Gare St. Lazare, University of California Press, 1987; paperback 1991.
"William Scharf: History Painter", essay in Phillips Collection, Washington D.C., November 2000 for the exhibition William Scharf: Paintings 1984–2000.
Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Taschen Verlag (Cologne, Germany, 1991) editions in German, French, English, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Danish (Japanese edition in press); abridged edition 1993; Hungarian, 1994; hardcover reprint 1997; second, compact, edition 2003.
Paul Manship, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989.
Color: Suite In Four Parts, DOV Press, Washington, D.C. 1993.
"Phil Curtis," American Dreamer (New York: Hudson Hills Press), Contributor, 1999.
The Dictionary of Art, MacMillan Ltd., London (contributor).
The Clouds, DOV Press, Washington, D.C. 1996.
"The Uses of Obscurity", in Still Working, the New School for Social Research, NY, 1994 and subsequent tour: Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC; IBM Gallery, N.Y., etc.
"Jochen Seidel," Villa Streccius, Landau, Germany, July-August 1995.
"Merrill Mahaffey: Cue From Manet," Palm Springs Desert Museum, March 2000 (catalog essay).
"Vincent Pepi," Art Gallery, New York State University at Stony Brook, 1996.
"Lester Johnson: The Secret in Plain Sight" Catalog essay, Provinceton Art Museum, Massachusetts, June 2001.
Notes & Recollections: Jochen Seidel Kompt nach Berlin: Die Ruhr, Staatliche Kunsthalle Berlin, March 1992, tour to: Hallescher Kunstverein, Halle; Raum Trinitatis, Koln, Cologne).
"The Art of New York's Jews: A Delicate Lesson" catalog essay in Transformations: Jew and Modernity Arthur Ross Gallery, Philadelphia, University of Pennsyvlania Press, April 2001.

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