|"The stunning archive of images that Bogdan
and his co-authors have amassed is a major
contribution to the growing body of analysis
of disability representation in photography.
This book brings incisive, expert historical
perspective to more familiar terrain and at
the same time opens up important new avenues
of exploration."—Susan Schweik, University of California at Berkeley
"This book makes a substantial contribution to the history of the visual representation of disability in the United States. It should become an important resource to those who seek to understand the varieties of contexts and purposes in which people with disabilities were portrayed by others, and—equally important—portrayed themselves."—Philip Ferguson, Chapman University
Robert Bogdan is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Social Science and
Education at Syracuse University. He is the author of several books including
Freak Show: Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit and
Beauty and the Beast: Human-Animal Relations as Revealed in Real Photo
Photo: Charles Tripp, " The Armless Wonder," 1885. Photograph by Eisenmann. Cabinet card, Bogdan Collection.