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Image sites and modalities for visual analysis. Adapted from Rose's (2007, 2012) critical visual methodology. Used with permission from Gillian Rose.  

Image sites and modalities for visual analysis. Adapted from Rose's (2007, 2012) critical visual methodology. Used with permission from Gillian Rose.  

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This paper focuses attention on how I combined unique qualitative methodologies in a recent study, which examined the construction of self-identity through photographs and narrative text as primary data, in order to develop a visual autoethnography. Critical visual methodol-ogy, grounded in Barthesian visual semiotics, was combined with traditional...

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... therefore, situated each of these modalities within three sites of image interpretation. Figure 1 shows this concept in relation to questions the researcher might ask regarding the interaction of sites and modalities. ...

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All too often, historical photographic research tends to focus its gaze on the well known and the famous within a limited circle of 19th century photographic practitioners. Such names as Talbot, Daguerre, Niepce, Draper, Southworth & Hawes, or Brady readily come to mind. However, my scholarly research takes a less traveled path while I investi-gate the construction and reconstruction of social- and self-identity through photographs. As such, when I research 19th century images I attempt to reconstruct the life stories (as much as possible) of either the photographer or the personage in the photograph proper. All too often these individuals have been forgotten over the decades in dusty cased imag-es or fading cartes. My presentation and the paper to follow will focus on methods I employ for this task, which include scholarly research methodologies such as critical visual methodology and photographic criticism, combined with traditional genealogical research activities. Through these combined research efforts, I seek to create a biographical sketch, or over-view, of the individual lives under investigation. Several of these biographical sketches have been published on my 19th century photo history blog, Antiquarian Images, Ltd. This work is part of my on-going academic research activities in order to bring forward silent voices from the distant past of our unique American photographic history.