Book Description: First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Gray cloth-covered boards with title debossed on cover and stamped in black on spine, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Critical essays by Sadakichi Hartmann. Edited by Harry W. Lawton and George Knox, with the collaboration of Wistaria Hartmann Linton. Foreword by Thomas F. Barrow. Photographs by numerous artists, including Alfred Stieglitz, Frank Eugene, Clarence H. White, F. Holland Day, Gertrude Käsebier, Edward Steichen, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Edward S. Curtis, Arnold Genthe and numerous others. Includes profiles of photographic pioneers, bibliography compiled by Michael Elderman, notes to the text and an index of names. 382 pp., with numerous black and white illustrations. 11 x 9-1/4 inches.