February 17, 2018

Gallery Essays

Since April 2003, a Gallery section has appeared in each issue of Environmental History. Photographs, cartoons, posters, botanical prints, and maps offer insight into the past, and the Gallery sections aim to spark discussion about the wealth of visual materials in our field.

The Gallery essays vary from issue to issue. Some explain how an image came to be, while others explore an image’s historical impact. Some consider images as sources. We often can learn something about environmental history from a visual source that we cannot learn as well–or at all–from written sources. Other “Gallery” essays focus on the use of visual materials in teaching. What kind of discussion does an image stimulate in the classroom?

Professor Finis Dunaway currently edits the Gallery section. He can be contacted at graphicseditor@environmentalhistory.net.

 Fig2Heinzman Issue 19.3 E is for Elephant: Jungle Animals in Late Nineteenth-Century British Picture Books by Alix Heintzman
 Fig1StAntoine Issue 19.3 Where the Wild Things Are Now by Sara St. Antoine
Issue 19.2 Frame DS1050-1006DF129: March 20, 1969 by David Biggs
Issue 19.1 Looking for Nature in the Rust Belt: The Sublime of Andrew Moore’s Detroit Disassembled by Joseph Stanhope Cialdella
Issue 18.4 Nowhere, Fast: George Inness’s Short Cut and Agrarian Dispossession by Steven Stoll
Issue 18.3 The Gus Bundy Photographs and The Wild Horse Controversy by Leisl Carr Childers
Issue 18.2
Norman Rockwell’s Glen Canyon Damby Robin KelseyandOut of the Shadows: Norman Rockwell, Navajos, and American Politics by Erika Bsumek
Issue 18.1 Postwar domestic architecture and landscape design by D. J. Huppatz
Issue 17.4 The March of Bricks and Mortar By Michael Rawson
Issue 17.3 Andrew Kirk Rereading the Nature of Atomic Doom Towns
image not available Issue 17.2 Christine Marran”Seeing Double: Visibility and Legibility in Photography of 3-11″
image not available Issue 17.1 Marsha Weisiger”Happy Cly and the Unhappy History of Uranium Mining on the Navajo Reservation”
Issue 16.4 Thomas Andrews”On Robert Adams’s New West Landscapes”
Gallery Issue 15.4 Issue 16.3 Mart A. Stewart
“William Gerard de Brahm’s 1757 Map of South Carolina and Georgia”
Gallery Issue 15.4 Issue 16.2 Annie Gilbert Coleman
“Making Time and Place at the Indy 500”
Gallery Issue 15.4 Issue 16.1 Yolanda Youngs
“On Grand Canyon Postcards”
Issue 15.4 Brian Black
“On BP’s Deepwater Horizon Live Video Feed”
Issue 15.4 Cindy Ott
“Object Analysis of the Giant Pumpkin”
Issue 15.3 Jared Farmer
“On Emblematic Megaflora”
Issue 15.2 Virginia Scharff
“On ‘Where the Sea Used to Be'”
Issue 15.1 Terence Young
“Terence Young On Camping and Its Equipment”
Issue 14.4

Benjamin Cohen
“Three Peasants on Their Way to a Meal: ‘The Gleaners,’ Macaroni, and Human Intervention in Nature”

Issue 13.4Frederick Rowe Davis
“The Professionalization of Toxicology”
Issue 12.4Joan M. Schwartz
“Photographic Reflections: Nature, Landscape, and Environment”
Issue 12.3Emily Greenwald
“The History of Photography and Site/Sight Seeing at Yellowstone “
Issue 12.2Thomas Zeller
“August Sander’s Rhine Landscapes”
Issue 12.1Marilynn S. Olson, Donald W. Olson, and Russell L. Doescher
“The blood-red sky of Munch’s ‘The Scream’”
Issue 11.4 Paul S. Sutter’
“Georgia’s Little Grand Canyon”

Issue 11.3

James G. Lewis
“Smokey Bear in Vietnam”

Issue 11.2Tom Straka
“Chris Kreider’s ‘Ward Charcoal Ovens’ and Nevada’s Carbonari”
Issue 11.1Joseph E. Taylor III
“Climber, Granite, Sky”
Issue 10.4 (two galleries)Spencer Weart
” Depicting Global Warming”Dale D. Goble, Paul Hirt, and Susan J. Kilgore
“Environmental Cartoons”
Issue 10.3Lisa Mighetto
“Mermaids, the Pacific Fisherman, and the ‘Romance of Salmon’ “
Issue 10.2Kate B. Showers
“Mapping African Soils”
Issue 10.1Tom Dunlap
“Early Bird Guides”