American Memory: Technical summary
- Glass negatives and transparencies (together with about 300 colored
photomechanical prints and about 300 cyanotype and albumen prints); the
work of a number of photographers including the well known photographer
William Henry Jackson, a co-founder of the company. Most images depict
scenes in the United States (chiefly east of the Mississippi); together
with some photographs of other nations in the Americas, Europe, and
copies of paintings. Prominent subjects include buildings and views in
towns and cities, colleges and universities, battleships and yachts,
resorts, natural landmarks, and industry.
- Source collection
- Detroit Publishing Company Collection, Prints and Photographs
[Link to catalog record (z39.50 query) will
not work when main cataloging system is not available.]
- Technical features
- Large number of varied scenes, image quality for most is moderate.
- Original material formats
- Number of original items
- ca. 25,000 (about 600 from prints, reproduced in color)
- Status of collection
- Available online as of November 1997.
- Public access
- The Library is not aware of any restrictions that inhibit public
access to this collection. See notes on rights and
restrictions provided by the Library to users of this collection.
Aids to intellectual access
- Type & granularity
- MARC bibliographic records. Each bib. record describes a single item.
bibliographic display in American Memory.
- Linking to digital reproductions
- Bibliographic record contains identifier used in filenames for all versions of image.
Last character of filename indicates image type.
Total file-space for digital reproductions:
||Filename ends "u"
||Filename ends "r"
||Filename ends "t"
||Filename ends "t"|
|Tonal resolution (grayscale)
|Tonal resolution (color)
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