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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 488: Who Invented Oscar Wilde?

Photo of Oscar Wilde by Sarony, with postcard engraving derived from original.

Guest: David Newhoff, author of Who Invented Oscar Wilde? The Photograph at the Center of Modern American Copyright, and author of the blog The Illusion of More.

First broadcast May 14, 2021.

Playlist at: https://www.wrek.org/?p=35723

“That tension began from the moment that photography became available…is this just a mechanical tool that records facts, or is there something expressive that the photographer does?”