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elegiac

1. resembling, characteristic of, relating to, or appropriate to an elegy
2. denoting or written in elegiac couplets or elegiac stanzas
3. an elegiac couplet or stanza
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156-7) At the same time that Edward Curtis published his elegiacal, deliberately composed, sepia photographs of American Indians between 1907 and 1930, which featured as a key image a photograph of a line of Navajo horsemen disappearing into a canyon entitled "The Vanishing Race," early twentieth century ethnography and social reform aimed to document, preserve, and ameliorate the situation of living Indians.
There's plenty more irony here, in elegiacal treatment that also takes time for playful imagery and many musical interludes.
The elegiacal, the serious, the ceremonial, do not hold for the Immortals.
(1) Baudelaire's fascination with the power and energy of Delacroix's work permeates all his articles about him, especially the elegiacal obituary essay published shortly after Delacroix's death in 1863.
What is intriguing here, however, is the possibility that elegiacal documents about Africans do a kind of deeply politicized race work that would otherwise be protested or prohibited.