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Bodleian Library/Toyota City Imaging Project: A Collection of Motoring and Transport Images from the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera

The Bodleian Library of Oxford University has released its first digital imaging project on the web. The John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera, one of the largest and most important collections of printed ephemera anywhere in the world, was the source of the thousands of motoring and transportation images now accessible at this site. This image database can be searched by keyword or by...

http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/toyota/
San Francisco Cable Car Museum

Celebrated in American film, song, and popular legend, the San Francisco cable car gets its full due on this well honed site devoted to the history and operation of this cherished form of transportation. Beginning with a virtual tour of the Cable Car Museum, the site contains a full roster of current San Francisco cable cars and a detailed explanation of how a cable car works. Probably the...

http://www.cablecarmuseum.org
Cities Around the World

From Carthage to Chicago, this fascinating digital collection from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee presents quite a cornucopia of photographic images drawn from the world's cities, past and present. The images are from the American Geographic Society Library, and just two photographers, Harrison Forman and the noted urban geographer, Harold Mayer, took the pictures. All told, there are over...

https://collections.lib.uwm.edu/digital/collection/catw/sear...
World's Transportation Commission

Around the time of the Columbian Exposition in Chicago, railroad publicist Joseph Gladding Pangborn organized the World's Transportation Commission. After the Exposition was finished, he decided to pack up his things and begin gathering information about international transportation systems for American businesses who might be interested in new markets. He took with him the noted railroad engineer...

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/wtc/bibliography.html
The Visual Dictionary

Have you ever wondered what the various parts of a guitar are called? Perhaps you need a refresher on the various types of dresses? The Visual Dictionary website covers both topics in copious detail, along with offering up information on transportation, biology, and the human body. Essentially, the site offers annotated images that identify each part of a given item, such as an automobile or a...

http://www.visualdictionaryonline.com/
Railroad Picture Archives

For fans of trainspotting, this website is a veritable cornucopia of wonderful images and conversation. The site contains over 2.7 million photos, with images of over 125,000 locomotives, and over 25,000 documented locations. Visitors can browse the collection by locomotives present in each photo and also use the New Photo Albums area to look for albums that cover Amtrak routes, Norfolk Southern...

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/