Author Archives: Georgia Barnhill

About Georgia Barnhill

Director of the Center for Historic American Visual Culture (CHAViC), American Antiquarian Society

You say “Shah-vick,” I say “Chay-vick”: An Introduction to the Center for Historic American Visual Culture

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Inadvertently, three graduate students were responsible for the creation of the Center for Historic American Visual Culture (CHAVic). Two appeared at AAS asking if we had 18th century prints or lithographs of wedding ceremonies.  Another spoke of the struggle to convince her dissertation committee that a history thesis could focus successfully on stereographs.  Between the ...