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Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection

The Digital Library Program at Indiana University (IU), with funding from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, presents this digital version of 14,500 color slides taken by amateur photographer Charles Cushman between 1938 and 1969. Cushman, an IU alum who graduated in 1917, left the University his entire collection of photographs, along with a set of notebooks, in which he recorded descriptions of the thousands of images he shot. Cushman's photographs provide wonderful documentation of the first half of the 20th century, from a girl with pigtails jumping rope on a sidewalk in Indiana, to Chicago architecture, to over 100 pictures of Istanbul, Turkey. Subject headings were added to Cushman's descriptions by image catalogers, providing the basis for the searching and browsing capabilities of the digital version. Currently, users can browse by date, location, subject, and genre, as well as viewing page images of Cushman's notebooks. In December 2003, search enhancements will be released, such as the ability to broaden or narrow a search using related terms, and browsing based on the structure of the subject heading sources.
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Date of Scout Publication 2003-11-07
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Subject: Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection
Posted By: SimonJones85
Date Posted: 2011-04-17 06:55:01
Great photos. Thanks
Subject: Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection
Posted By: DorothyJSpells
Date Posted: 2010-01-27 22:47:58
very informative with lots of comments
Subject: Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection
Posted By: FocusPrints
Date Posted: 2009-09-09 15:10:47
we study photo collections in great detail and have enjoyed reading this forum very much, very informative with lots of comments

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