I was interviewed on Wyoming Public Media about the opening of the newly renovated Cody Firearms Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, which tells the story of the role of firearms in American culture. I was among the academic historians enlisted by the museum to provide important context; in my case, through the lens of technology and visual culture.


Jennifer Tucker is a historian who studies the interrelations of art and science, photography, and mass visual culture, with a specialization in 19th to mid-20th century British, U.S., and trans-Pacific history. The common threads in her diverse research fields are the dynamics of visual media in modern history, the nature of evidence, public perceptions and practices of history, and the interrelationships of science, technology, and the law.


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