When They Were Young: A Photographic Retrospective of Childhood

Companion Book

Cover of When They Were Young bookMarried with heartfelt prose by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Coles and a foreward by Librarian of Congress James H. Billington, When They Were Young is a beautifully illustrated portrayal of early life and the legacies that live on from coming of age. It is a tribute to the hope and despair, the grace and indignity, the playfulness and burden of childhood, and, through example, it also offers us a better understanding of our own lives. When They Were Young reveals that experience of childhood is connected across time through a broadening presentation of eloquent images. Spanning the history of photography from the daguerreotype to the documentary, each tritone image in this volume is illustrated on a full page. Works by internationally renowned photographers such as Edward Curtis and Dorothea Lange are included.

When They Were Young, Robert Coles
Hard cover; 10 1/2" x 11 1/2"; 168 p.; 78 full page tritone photographs
ISBN 0-9670076-5-8

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