Lee-Fendall is pleased to host Dr. Vanessa Schulman on Friday, January 19th for a lecture on the history of 19th century American magazines. The lecture will be at 7 PM with a reception afterwards.
While periodicals had been an important part of U.S. literary culture for decades, around 1855 illustrated magazines became an inescapable part of modern life. American magazines in the nineteenth century were not just sources of news and information. They were physical objects, produced in factories using emergent technologies of paper-making, printing, and distribution. Their production was streamlined using new principles of managerial organization. Many of these magazines were also rich sources of experiments in visual journalism. This illustrated talk will uncover how American magazines were made and illustrated, and how they became important sites where readers could visualize their changing world.
Tickets are $10 to the general public and free for museum members. Tickets can be purchased on the Lee-Fendall Eventbrite page: leefendallhouse.eventbrite.com.