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Author Chalmers, Claudine, 1948- author.
Title Chronicling the West for Harper's : coast to coast with Frenzeny & Tavernier in 1873-1874 / Claudine Chalmers.
Published Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, [2013]
Book Cover

 Floor2  F594 .C563 2013    IN LIBRARY
Description xiv, 229 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.
Content Type text
Format volume
Series The Charles M. Russell Center series on art and photography of the American West ; volume 12
Charles M. Russell Center series on art and photography of the American West ; v. 12.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A nation marching west: leaving New York, July 1873 -- Foreshadowing the frontier: Pittsburgh, summer 1873 -- Working for the "Katy": Missouri to Texas, August 1873 -- Taming the frontier: the Neosho Valley, August 1873 -- The Indian Territory: Fort Gibson, August 1873 -- Life in the Old Southwest: Texas, September 1873 -- Life on the great plains: Texas and Kansas, September-October 1973 -- The far west: Wichita to Denver, October 1873 -- Staging in the far west: Southern Colorado, early November 1873 -- Wintering in Denver: Colorado and Arizona, November 5, 1873, through April 1874 -- Red Cloud Agency: Nebraska, May 8, 1874, to June 15, 1874 -- Mormons and Indians: Utah, May-June 1874 -- The end of the assignment: San Francisco, summer 1874 -- Conclusion: one hundred sketches of the vanishing frontier.
Summary "Chronicling the West for Harper's showcases 100 illustrations made for the weekly magazine by French artists Paul Frenzeny and Jules Tavernier on a cross-country assignment in 1873 and 1874. The pair--"Frenzeny & Tavernier," as they signed their work--documented the newly accessible territories, their diverse inhabitants, and the changing frontier. Historian Claudine Chalmers focuses on the life and work of Frenzeny and Tavernier, who were accomplished and adventurous enough to succeed as "special artists," the label Harper's Weekly gave the illustrators it sent into the field. The job required imagination, courage, and adaptability, not to mention expert draftsmanship. Frenzeny, a skilled artist who accepted his adopted country's many cultures, was also a superb horseman. Tavernier had been trained to work fast in a variety of media. Both men had the advantage of viewing America with fresh eyes." -- Publisher website.
Subject Frenzeny, Paul -- Travel -- West (U.S.)
Tavernier, Jules, 1844-1889 -- Travel -- West (U.S.)
West (U.S.) -- Description and travel.
West (U.S.) -- Pictorial works.
West (U.S.) -- In art.
Wood-engraving, Victorian -- United States.
Related Titles Harper's weekly.
ISBN 0806143762 hardcover alkaline paper
9780806143767 hardcover alkaline paper
OCLC number 830992700