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    'H is for Hogg': common sense and the histories of a Daguerreotype

    Edwards, Steve (2021) 'H is for Hogg': common sense and the histories of a Daguerreotype. The Science Museum Group Journal , ISSN 2054-5770. (Submitted)

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    The essay examines the evidence for the attribution of an early British daguerreotype to the authorship of Jabez Hogg and the identification of the sitter as William S Johnson. It argues that the information continually cited for information about this famous image is, at best, unreliable. There is no label on the casing and the often cited 1843 edition of Hogg's book does not exist. The repetition of such information is presented as 'common sense' and taken to be a practice of ideology.


    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Arts > History of Art
    Research Centres and Institutes: Photography Research Centre, History and Theory of
    Depositing User: Steve Edwards
    Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2021 12:43
    Last Modified: 15 Dec 2021 12:43


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