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Selected Bibliography on the Detroit Publishing Company and Related Resources
Alden, John Doughty. The American Steel Navy: A Photographic History of the U.S. Navy from the Introduction of the Steel Hull in 1883 to the Cruise of the Great White Fleet, 1907-1909. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1972. Call number: VA59.A65 [P&P]
Burdick, Jefferson R. The Handbook of Detroit Publishing Co. Postcards. Essington, Pennsylvania: Hobby Publications, 1954. Call number: NC1872.B8 [P&P]
Detroit Photographic Company. Detroit Photographic Company, Catalog F. Detroit: Detroit Photographic Company, 1899. Call number: TR199.D47 [P&P]; Microfilm LOT 12027. (This catalog lists scenic, architectural, and marine views in the United States and abroad, and provides information about print sizes, types of photographic prints available, and corresponding prices.)
Detroit Photographic Company. Detroit Photographic Company, Catalog J. Detroit: Detroit Photographic Company, 1901-1905. Call number: TR199.D48 [P&P]; Microfilm LOT 12027. (Three-volume revised edition of Catalog F.)
Detroit Publishing Company. Detroit Publishing Company, Catalog P. Detroit: Detroit Publishing Company, 19--. Call number: E169.D475 [P&P]; Microfilm 79584 E. (This is a revised edition of Catalog J, part 2.)
Detroit Publishing Company. Little "Phostint" Journeys. Detroit: Detroit Publishing Company, 1912-. Call number: NC1875.D4 [P&P Case X].
Detroit Publishing Co. "Thistle Publications": Office Catalogue of Works of Art Reproduced from Eleven Leading Galleries of the United States and Many Private Collections. Detroit: Detroit Publishing Co., 1912. Call number: NE1860.A2D4 [P&P]
Gundy, Lloyd, ed. William Henry Jackson: An Intimate Portrait: The Elwood P. Bonney Journal. [Denver]: Colorado Historical Society, 2000. Call number: TR140.J27 B66 2000
Hales, Peter B. William Henry Jackson and the Transformation of the American Landscape. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1988. Call number: TR140.J27H36 1988 [P&P]
Harrell, Thomas H. William Henry Jackson: an annotated bibliography. Nevada City, California: Carl Mautz Publishing, 1995. Call number: Z8443.53 H37 1995 [P&P]
Hughes, Jim. The Birth of a Century: Early Color Photographs of America. London; New York: Tauris Parke Books, 1994. Call number: E168.H894 1994 [P&P]
Jackson, William Henry. List of Views from the W. H. Jackson Negatives in Silver, Carbon and Special Hand Colored Prints. Detroit: Detroit Photographic Company, 1898. Call number: E169.J156 [P&P]; Microfilm 79585 E.
Jackson, William Henry. Time Exposure: The Autobiography of William Henry Jackson. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons , 1940. Call number: TR140. J27A3 [P&P]
Lawlor, Laurie. Window on the West: The Frontier Photography of William Henry Jackson. New York: Holiday House, 1999. Call number: F594.L39 1999
Lesy, Michael. "A Whole World: Pictures from the Detroit Publishing Collection." Doubletake, vol. 1 (Summer 1995):126-128. Call number: AS30.D68
Lesy, Michael. Dreamland: America at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century. New York: New Press, 1997. Call number: E756.L64 1997
Lowe, James L. and Ben Papell. Detroit Publishing Company Collector's Guide. Newton Square, Pennsylvania: Deltiologists of America, 1975. Call number: NC1872.L59 [P&P]
Read-Miller, Cynthia, ed. Main Street U.S.A., in Early Photographs: 113 Detroit Publishing Co. Views. New York: Published for Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village, Dearborn, Mich. by Dover Publications, 1988. Call number: E168.M26 1988 [P&P]
Stechschulte, Nancy Stickels. The Detroit Publishing Company Postcards: A Handbook for Collectors of the Detroit Publishing Company Postcards including checklists of the regular numbers, contracts, Harveys, miscellaneous art cards, the 50,000 series, sets, Little Phostint Journeys, mechanical postcards, the panoramas, and many others. Big Rapids, Michigan: N.S. Stechschulte, 1994. Call number: NC1877.D48S74 1994 [P&P]
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- History Colorado (Denver, Colorado) has approximately 13,000 images from the Detroit Publishing Company, primarily glass plate negatives of views west of the Mississippi. Their collection also includes vintage photographs, Photochrom prints, postcards, and the Detroit Publishing Company's negative record log. The Historical Society holds Jackson's diaries from the U.S. Geographical Survey years.
- The Henry Ford (Dearborn, Michigan) has approximately 18,000 vintage photographs, 9,500 postcards, and 2,500 Photochrom prints from the Detroit Publishing Company.
- New York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division (New York City) holds Jackson's diaries from the 1870s through his retirement, including diaries from the World's Transportation Commission trip and Jackson's years with the Detroit Publishing Company. [View description]