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Images Canada

Borrowing a good idea from PictureAustralia (last mentioned in the December 1, 2000 Scout Report), Images Canada provides a central point to start a cross-collection search through more than 75,000 images held by participating Canadian museums, archives, and libraries. Like PictureAustralia, there are three ways to search: by keyword (simply enter terms in a box), advanced (limit terms to specific...

https://www.gallery.ca/research/library-archives
Photographs from the Chicago Daily News: 1902-1933

The explosion of daily newspapers and developments in printing technology in the late 19th century made a plethora of visual images available to the majority of urban dwellers, and the city of Chicago was certainly no exception. As part of their excellent online collection series, the Library of Congress (in collaboration with the Chicago Historical Society) has digitized approximately 55,000...

http://chsmedia.org:8081/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=C3E5146D410...
Remembering Harold: Photographs from the Harold Washington Archives and Collections

Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, the late Harold Washington made history in 1983 when he was elected mayor after receiving 51 percent of the vote. Given the city's racial segregation and at times tumultuous race relations, the victory was considered a major accomplishment in the annals of Chicago history. Drawing on the collections held by the Chicago Public Library, this online...

https://www.chipublib.org/archival_subject/harold-washington...
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...

http://webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu/cushman/index.jsp
A Hudson River Portfolio

The Hudson River was one of the most prominent waterways in the frontier mythology of 17th and 18th century America, and its bends and curves have been immortalized by dozens of artists, authors, and explorers. With funding from the New York State Education Department, the New York Public Library has created this delightful website that brings together a number of rare images and texts from the...

http://web-static.nypl.org/exhibitions/hudson/
Comer Archive of Chicago in the Year 2000

Like most large American cities, Chicago has been the focus of many visual documentary projects, including such films as "Hoop Dreams" and the various WPA photojournalism efforts of the 1930s and 1940s. In the year 2000, more than 200 photographers "recorded the people of Chicago in every feature of their public and social lives as well as the buildings and landscape they occupied." With the help...

http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm/search/collection/...
PictureSheffield.com

Located in the South Yorkshire region of England, the city of Sheffield was synonymous with the production of cutlery and heavy manufacturing for several hundred years. In recent decades, much of the manufacturing moved elsewhere, and the city has become known as the setting for the popular film The Full Monty, and such music groups as Def Leppard, Pulp, and the singer Joe Cocker. Those persons...

https://www.picturesheffield.com/
H.H. Bennett-Photographer Extraordinaire

The landscapes of the Midwest have been documented by many photographers during the past 150 years, but some may have not heard of the lovely work of one H.H. Bennett. Born in Farnham, Canada in 1843, Henry Hamilton Bennett moved to the town of Kilbourn City, Wisconsin (later renamed Wisconsin Dells), at the age of 14. After receiving a severe gunshot wound at the siege of Vicksburg during the...

https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id...
Archival Photographic Files of the University of Chicago

Many universities have extensive archives that document their institutions' growth, development and evolution, and the University of Chicago is no exception. Their current archival photo files digitization project began in February 2002, and the first stage was recently completed and made available for the general public on this website. This first set of images to be made available comes from the...

http://photoarchive.lib.uchicago.edu
VII Photo Agency

To say that we in the modern world are bombarded with visual mass-produced images is, to say the least, a vast understatement. Photography certainly provides many of these images, yet only a small portion of their number qualify as compelling or worthy of more than a quick glance. Fortunately, there is the VII Photo Agency website, which contains dozens of thought-provoking photo essays that...

https://viiphoto.com/
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