American Memory: Technical summary
Primarily architectural subjects, including interiors and exteriors of
homes, stores, offices, factories, historic buildings, and other
structures. Subjects are concentrated chiefly in the northeastern United
States, especially the New York City area, and Florida. Included are the
homes of notable Americans, such as Raymond Loewy, and of several U.S.
presidents, as well as color images of the 1939-40 New York World's Fair.
Many of the photographs were commissioned by architects, designers,
owners and architectural publications, and document important
achievements in American 20th-century architecture and interior design.
- Source 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 is moderate.
- Original material formats
- Number of original items
- ca. 29.000
- Status of collection
- Available online as of November 1997.
- Public access
- The Library will identify the owners of rights associated with items in
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 is feature code for image type.
Total file-space for digital reproductions: 5.4
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|Tonal resolution (grayscale)
|Tonal resolution (color)
||8 bit||Spatial resolution
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