If You Don't Outdie Me

If You Don't Outdie Me : The Legacy of Brown County

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In the 1920s, drawn by spectacular vistas and colorful fall foliage, photojournalist Frank Hohenberger (1876-1962) traveled to the hills of Brown County. Once there, he found more to photograph than just a picturesque landscape and he set out to record the lives of the people who lived among the hills. If You Don't Outdie Me is a brilliantly revealing volume about Hohenberger's encounter with the people of Brown County. Rather than a society of amusing and peaceful rustics, Hohenberger discovered that there were "tragedies in the valleys" and rancorous complexities that belied sentimental notions about small town life. Reproduced here are Hohenberger's incomparable photographs, not only the carefully crafted "art prints," but also the casual snapshots that show him to have been one of the pioneers of ethnographic photography. The book includes Hohenberger's previously unpublished diary notes, which record the humor, gossip, legends, oral history, figures of speech, and proverbs of the Brown County folk, as well as his astute and unguarded observations.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 158 pages
  • 200.66 x 248.92 x 12.7mm | 544.31g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Midland Book.
  • 77 b&w illus.
  • 0253203058
  • 9780253203052

About Dillon Bustin

Dillon Bustin, a graduate of Indiana University's Folklore Institute,isemployed byMadison Park Development Corporation in Boston as Artistic Director of Hibernian Hall, a multicultural arts center located in Roxbury's Dudley Square.show more

Table of contents

PrefaceAcknowledgments1. Prologue on the Liars' Bench2. Frank Hohenberger3. Chris and Felix Brummett4. Allie Feguson5. Aunt Molly Lucas6. Harry Kelp7. Sam Parks8. Oliver Neal9. Alex and Mandy Mullis10. Valentine Penrose11. Ellen Petro and Grandma Graham12. The Bohalls13. Doc and Diner Beisel14. Ed Voland15. Grandma Barnes and Wash Barns16. EpilogueNotes to PrologueChecklist of PhotographsKey to Hohenberger's Diary Entriesshow more

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