Solomon D. Butcher

Solomon D. Butcher

Photographing the American Dream

Book - 1985
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Gathers photographs taken between 1886 and 1911 of homesteaders, cowboys, ranchers, farmers, and workers in Nebraska, and briefly describes the photographer's life and career

Univ of Nebraska
For millions of Americans, Solomon D. Butcher’s photographs epitomize the sod-house frontier. His late-nineteenth-century images from western Nebraska constitute the most extensive photographic record in existence of the generation that settled the Great Plains. The faces are unforgettable: jaunty bachelors and earnest husbands, Civil War veterans of both armies, spinster sodbusters and determined mothers, cowhands, farmhands, and former slaves—all in search of land of their own. Originally published in 1985, this first book devoted to Butcher and his photographs presents a unique visual chronicle of Great Plains settlement and established Butcher’s place in frontier photography. Everyone interested in the plains pioneers or historical American photography will prize this splendid book.


Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [1985]
Copyright Date: ©1985
ISBN: 9780803214040
0803214049
Branch Call Number: 779.997 B983s
Characteristics: 139 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 26 x 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Carter, John E. 1950-2015

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