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Introduction: The Philadelphia Pictorials and American Visual Culture in the 1840S

Cynthia Lee Patterson

in Art for the Middle Classes: America's Illustrated Magazines of the 1840s

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737363
eISBN:
9781621031185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737363.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explores the proliferation of American art through the distribution of magazines with engraved pictures during the mid-1800s. It explains that several magazines such as Saturday Evening ... More


The Invention of American Art, 1825–1945

Jennifer C. Lena

in Entitled: Discriminating Tastes and the Expansion of the Arts

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691158914
eISBN:
9780691189840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158914.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This introductory chapter analyzes the institutional and organizational factors that led to the invention of “the arts” in America. Wealthy reputational entrepreneurs seeking to establish domestic ... More


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