The New York Department of Records has digitized over 872,000 unique photographs, maps, motion picture and audio recordings and has made them available in one digital archive. You can browse by collection and category or perform simple and advanced searches. Visitors are encouraged to return frequently as new content will be added on a regular basis.
Posts Tagged 'photography'
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We’ve had a couple of updates in the last six months, but this week the final decision was announced: The Tennessee Supreme Court denied the application of the Tennessee Attorney General to hear an appeal of the decision of the Court of Appeals to permit Fisk’s Alfred C. Stieglitz Art Collection to be shared with the new Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art located in Arkansas. This means the university can move ahead with working out the logistics of the deal, which includes the museum paying $30 million for a half interest of the Collection.
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Tags: architecture, archives, image viewing, landscape and gardens, libraries, photography
The Library of Congress announced a new set of digital images is now available from over 1,000 hand-colored glass lantern slides by Frances Benjamin Johnston, one of the first professional female photographers to achieve international prominence. The images, originally taken between 1895 to 1935 and used during her popular lectures, depict predominantly American gardens and historic homes.
Tags: architecture, google, image viewing, panoramas, photography
Google Street View, which in the past created the Google Art Project, now offers the armchair tourist two new areas to explore: the Amazon River and Rain Forest or famous Russian buildings and parks. The unveiling of the Amazon collection coincides with World Forestry Day (March 21) and World Water Day (March 22) 2012 and includes behind-the-scenes videos of how they captured these spectacular views.
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Tags: libraries, photography, tools
The New York Public Library has developed one way to digitally view stereographs: The Stereogranimator. Users can choose one of the over 40,000 stereographs from the Library’s collection, create either an anaglyph or animated GIF by combining the two images into “one,” and share it in the Gallery.
However, as a colleague put it: when you live in CA, it can get a bit unnerving to see post-earthquake images in this way…
Tags: archives, photography
The streamrolling trend from analogue to digital photography has finally forced Eastman Kodak to file for bankruptcy protection. They have only turned a profit one year out of the last seven, and are now borrowing cash and scrambling to sell digital imaging patents to keep afloat.
Eastman Kodak was founded in 1880 – the camera at left was designed by George Eastman, and manufactured and sold by Kodak in 1888. In addition to Kodak’s groundbreaking innovations in camera and film design, the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY, houses an immense photography archive and museum, and offers a Master’s program in photographic preservation.
Kodak does not plan to go down without a fight – it was announced today that they have hired a new restructuring officer in an attempt to turn things around.
Tags: archives, contemporary, film, image viewing, libraries, photography, video
European Film Gateway (EFG) is a web portal to selected archival material held in European film archives. EFG contains over 26,500 videos, 500,000 still images and 15,000 texts on filmmaking and film-related issues in Europe from the early days until today. You can browse by collection or search for specific videos or images. Most object titles and descriptions come in the language provided by the contributing archive but sometimes translated into English if not the original language.
Additionally, if you subscribe to My EFG, you can receive news alerts and have access to a free personal work space that allows you to bookmark, comment and tag objects within MyEFG.
Tags: ARTstor, image viewing, libraries, museums, photography
The Frick Art Reference Library is continually expanding the online profile of its Photoarchive — a study collection of more than one million photographs and other reproductions. While they are actively seeking digital images from museums and independent researchers, the Photoarchive has contributed almost 25,000 digital images to ARTstor.
Tags: architecture, archives, ARTstor, contemporary, Islamic, libraries, photography, universities
ARTstor’s Digital Library now has these collections available:
- Shangri La, Honolulu, Hawaii (Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art): 400 images of Islamic and South Asian art from the collection at Shangri La, the former home of Doris Duke (1912-1993) [1/2 of the projected 800]
- Yao Ceremonial Artifacts Collection (Ohio University): 3,714 art works and objects created by the Yao people, an ethnic minority from northern Vietnam
- Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South (Library of Congress): 6,884 documentary photographs taken between 1933 and1940 by Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864-1952) of buildings and gardens throughout nine Southern states
- Contemporary Art (Franklin Furnace): 3,345 images and documentation of ephemera and events presented and produced by this renowned venue [2/3 of the 5,000 expected total]
- The Warburg Institute: 10,157 images of Renaissance and Baroque book illustrations from the Warburg Institute Library
ARTstor also anticipates additional images from these contributors:
- Columbia University: Architectural photography from Chicago and more than 150 QTVRs of architecture in Chicago and Peru
- Pre-Columbian Artifacts (Justin Kerr and Barbara Kerr): Still and rollout photographs of objects from the various cultures of Mesoamerica
- Via Lucis: High-resolution images of medieval Christian churches in France and Spain
Tags: architecture, archives, flickr, image viewing, photography
If you are interested in early 20th century Moscow, there is a collection of historic photographs recently posted on Flickr. These previously unpublished photographs were taken by the poster’s great grandfather while on a trip to the Russian city in 1909. The images are a part of cranewoods.com’s photostream and can be viewed by everyone; contact them for download and use permission at ahowe at cranewoods dot com.
via Boing Boing