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Visual arts

125 Years of Achievement: The History of Cornell's College of Architecture, Art, and Planning

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One hundred and twenty-five years ago Andrew Dickson White, the first president of Cornell University, challenged the Board of Trustees to establish a new program to provide formal academic training ...


The 19th-Century American Trade Card

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More than 1,000 images of 19th c. advertising trade cards selected from the Historical Collections at Baker Library, Harvard Business School. As one of the most popular forms of advertising in the ...


African American Cinema Collection, 1907-2001

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The African American Cinema Collection presents posters, lobby cards, and press books from the 1920s to the 1990s. This collection is unique in the Southeast and illustrates the often-delicate ...


African Art: Aesthetics and Meaning

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African artifacts have generally been exhibited with reference only to cultural context and use. In view of recent studies of African aesthetic principles and related moral and religious values, there ...


Allison Delarue Collection

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Ballet in the nineteenth century was an ideal medium for the manifestation of the Romantic movement. The Delarue Collection offers not only vignettes of this extraordinary time of artistry and grace, ...


America’s Story from America's Library

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A web site designed for children and families. The site combines kid-friendly graphics with the incomparable American historical collections of the Library in more than 1,000 stories about our nation’ ...


American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera

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The library of Peter Force, acquired by the Library of Congress in 1867, furnished the basis of the Printed Ephemera Collection. Force himself had secured many of the pieces assembled by an earlier ...


Art, Architecture and Engineering Library Visual Resources Collection

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Images from this collection are part of the Art, Architecture and Engineering Library Visual Resources Collection which is housed in the lower level of the Art, Architecture & Engineering Library. The ...


Athanasius Kircher at Stanford

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Kircher Correspondence implementation was unveiled in conjunction with an international conference held at Stanford - Baroque Imaginary: the World of Athanasius Kircher S.J. (1602-1680). A large ...


Ben Shahn at Harvard

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Ben Shahn at Harvard is a searchable database of images and information relating to works by the American artist Ben Shahn (1899 - 1969) in the collections of the Harvard University Art Museums and ...


Birket Foster, Victorian Illustrator: A Memorial Exhibit in Honor of Charles W. Mann, Jr. (1929-1998)

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Birket Foster was part of one of the great periods of book illustration in England. A former apprentice of Thomas Bewick, he worked for the London News early in his career, and soon after he began to ...


Built in America: Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record, 1933-Present

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A collection documenting achievements in architecture, engineering, and design in the United States and its territories through a comprehensive range of building types and engineering technologies ...


By the People, For the People: Posters from the WPA, 1936-1943

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The By the People, For the People: Posters from the WPA, 1936-1943 collection consists of 908 boldly colored and graphically diverse original posters produced from 1936 to 1943 as part of Franklin ...


Cartoon Prints, American

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The prints illustrate the rise and decline of allegorical expression and the evolution of important symbols such as Uncle Sam, Liberty, and Justice. Because of the testimony they provide to earlier ...


Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection

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Charles Weever Cushman, amateur photographer and Indiana University alumnus, bequeathed approximately 14,500 Kodachrome color slides to his alma mater. The photographs in this collection bridge a ...


Claire Holt Papers 1930-1969

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The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections has digitized 1,733 slides from the Claire Holt Collection. Claire Holt, a specialist in Indonesian culture, was a feature writer and art critic for the ...


Colonial Revival in America: Annotated Bibliography

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Originating from the University of Virginia’s Architecture Department, this bibliography provides an annotated listing of scholarly and popular literature that addresses the Colonial Revival in ...


Cruikshank Artwork at Princeton University Library

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The Cruikshank online exhibit is a searchable database of materials from George, Isaac, Percy and Robert Cruikshank. It is designed to illustrate the juxtaposition between prints and book ...


CTHEORY Multimedia

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CTHEORY Multimedia is a journal of Web based interactive art grouped around a common conceptual theme. The site complements CTHEORY, an existing electronic review of theory, techno-culture and society ...


Daguerreotypes at Harvard

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Images of more than 3,500 daguerreotypes, the first publicly-announced photographic process, from photograph collections throughout the University used in research and instruction.


Degas at Harvard

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A searchable web site, offered as an introduction to the holdings of works of art by Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas in the collections of Harvard University. Although most of the Degas works at Harvard ...


Digital Image Database

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Digital Image Database consists of images with a primary focus on, but not limited to, art and architecture. Use of the database is restricted to Carnegie Mellon University faculty, staff and students ...


Dürer's Passions

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Highlights and excerpts from a Fall 2000 exhibition on display at the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums.


The English Emblem Book Project

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A collaborative project with the University Libraries' Arts and Humanities Library's Digital Resources Center, Special Collections and Preservation Department, the Emblem Book Project undertakes to ...


The Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920

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Documents the historical formation and cultural foundations of the movement to conserve and protect America's natural heritage, through books, pamphlets, government documents, manuscripts, prints, ...


Fisher Fine Arts Library Image Collection

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One of two digital image collections now available to users from our digital images project, this collection contains over 100,000 metadata records for slides in our fine arts libraries. About 30,000 ...


Fiske Kimball: Master of the Diverse Arts

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An exhibit mounted in the Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library in October of 1995, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the library that was named in Kimball's honor and that holds an extensive collection ...


Fuertes Illustrations Collection

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Includes a database with 2500 of these illustrations, as well as an exhibit based on the journal he kept during the 1899 Harriman Alaska expedition.


A Grand Legacy: Arts of the Ottoman Empire

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Highlights and excerpts from a 1999-2000 exhibition on display at the Arthur M Sackler Museum, Harvard University Art Museums.


Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art: Insight Images

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Over 17,000 images of works of art contained within the Johnson Museum of Art are currently available for viewing using Luna Imaging's Insight® software which allows for several display and database ...


History of Art: Visual Resources Collections at the University of Michigan

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The core of these collections includes 310,000 35-mm. slides and 50,000 lantern slides. In addition there are more than 186,000 archival research photographs, and negative collections of approximately ...


Icelandic and Faroese Photographs of Frederick W. W. Howell

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The photographs of Iceland and the Faeroes by Frederick W.W. Howell, along with photographs of Iceland by Henry A. Perkins and Magnús Ólafsson, comprise an important visual record of Icelandic and ...


The Illustrated Book, 1780-1830: Selected from the Collection of Harris N. Hollin

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An online exhibit of surrogates for items in the collection of Harris N. Hollin. Including images of more than 40 plates and excerpts from the texts, the exhibit is thematically organized and focuses ...


Image Bank

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The UW Image Bank is an extensive collection of high-quality images of art, architecture, and cultural and historical materials. The Image Bank includes images of cultural production from diverse ...


Images Online

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British Library Images Online: a unique resource for commercial picture buyers, enabling you to license thousands of images from the British Library's unparalleled collections.


An Introduction to the Mercator Globes at Harvard Map Collection

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A presentation of images of the Mercator Globes at the Harvard Map Collection, Harvard College Library with zooming and navigation. Mercator was a prolific publisher of maps and atlases, but he is ...


Investigating the Renaissance

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An interactive demonstration by conservators and scientists in the Straus Center for Conservation, located in the Fogg Art Museum showing the ways in which computer technology can be harnessed to add ...


The Lewis Walpole Library Digital Collection

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The Lewis Walpole Library Digital Collection has been enriched with the addition of images from prints, drawings, paintings, and text focusing on Horace Walpole and his house called Strawberry Hill. ...


Lorado Taft Papers, 1857-1953

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Papers of Lorado Taft, B.L. 1879, M.L. 1880 (1860-1936), including diaries (1876-78), course notes and themes (1875-79), general correspondence (1881-1936), family correspondence (1882-1900, 1918-30 ...


The Manuscripts and Archives Digital Images Database (MADID)

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The Manuscripts and Archives Digital Images Database (MADID) contains digital reproductions of photographs, posters, drawings, text documents, and other images taken from the research collections of ...


Map Collections, 1500-1999

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The focus of Map Collections is Americana and Cartographic Treasures of the Library of Congress. These images were created from maps and atlases and, in general, are restricted to items that are not ...


Maryland ArtSource

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Based at the Sheridan Libraries, Maryland ArtSource is the collaborative effort of eight cultural and arts organizations in Baltimore dedicated to promoting art information resources that illuminate ...


McKenney and Hall Indian Tribes of North America

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Text and 121 hand colored lithographs from: The history of the Indian tribes of North America, with biographical sketches and anecdotes of the principal chiefs. Embellished with one hundred and twenty ...


Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts

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Garret MS. 158 was probably made in Bologna in 1471 or after 1473. Its principal text is the Collectio antiquitatum that was the work of Giovanni Marcanova, who was born in Venice ca. 1410/1418 and ...


Meeting of Frontiers

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70,000 images chronicling the parallel experiences of the United States and Russia in settling their frontiers in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. The bilingual Russian/English Meeting of Frontiers/ ...


Menus Collection

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This collection represents menus, place mats, and other graphic materials from many of the Puget Sound area's most famous restaurants and dining facilities in the years between 1889 and 2003. ...


MESL at Cornell University

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A collection of images sourced from participating institutions and available to project members. The two-year project explored the legal, technical, and practical issues involved in using digital ...


MIT Press Out of Print Books

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The MIT Press, established as an independent publisher in 1962, is the only university press in the United States whose list is based in science and technology. The Press currently publishes some 40 ...


Motley Collection of Theatre & Costume Design

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The Motley Collection of Theatre and Costume Design is a valuable source of documentation on the history of theatre and is housed in the Rare Book and Special Collections Library. It is a rare ...


Mr. Lincoln's Virtual Library

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Mr. Lincoln's Virtual Library highlights two collections at the Library of Congress that illuminate the life of Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), the sixteenth president of the United States. The Abraham ...


A New Deal for the Arts

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During the depths of the Great Depression of the 1930s and into the early years of World War II, the Federal government supported the arts in unprecedented ways. For 11 years, between 1933 and 1943, ...


Panoramic Maps, 1847-1929

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Contains about 1,700 idealized schematic views of towns and cities in the U.S. and Canada. Offered as part of the American Memory online resource compiled by the National Digital Library Program of ...


Parallel Histories: Spain, the United States, and the American Frontier

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Parallel Histories: Spain, the United States, and the American Frontier is a bilingual, multi-format English-Spanish digital library site that explores the interactions between Spain and the United ...


Performing Arts in America 1875-1923

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Performing Arts in America 1875 -1923, a web site of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, captures a glimpse of this world. With visual and audio images drawn from the extensive ...


Piet Mondrian: The Transatlantic Paintings

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Developed by the Harvard Art Museum, this detailed web site uses archival photographs, stereomicroscopy, X-rays, ultraviolet and infrared light to examine seventeen of Mondrian's works. Known as the " ...


Portrait Engravings Collection

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In the era before photography, portrait engravings were the only means of distributing images of famous individuals, including noted physicians and scientists. Many of these portraits were engraved ...


Portraits Database

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An ongoing database of over 200 historical portraits of men and women well known in the Pacific Northwest region and also nationwide. These include, among others, architects, artists and writers, ...


The Power of Woe, The Power of Life: Images of Women in Prints from the Renaissance to the Present

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Digital surrogates for prints depicting women. The collection of surrogates is introduced as follows: "Images of women are powerful, perhaps more powerful than we can allow ourselves to say or see. ...


Prints & Photographs Online Catalog

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Unique in their scope and richness, the prints and photographs collections today number more than 13.7 million images. These include photographs, fine and popular prints and drawings, posters, and ...


Prosperity and Thrift: The Coolidge Era and the Consumer Economy, 1921-1929

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Assembles a wide array of Library of Congress source materials from the 1920s that document the widespread prosperity of the Coolidge years, the nation's transition to a mass consumer economy, and the ...


Quilts and Quiltmaking in America, 1978-1996

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Quilts and Quiltmaking in America showcases materials from two American Folklife Center collections, the Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project Collection (1978) and the "All-American Quilt Contest" ...


Samuel Putnam Avery Print Collection and Related Works

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Nearly 1,100 etchings, lithographs, and some drawings, by prominent 19th-century printmakers. Most of these works are part of the S. P. Avery Collection, complemented by holdings found in the general ...


Sargent at Harvard

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Sargent at Harvard is a searchable database of images and information relating to the American artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) in the collections of the Harvard University Art Museums (Fogg Art ...


Scenic Collections Database

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The scenery renderings in the Performing Arts Archives of the University of Minnesota Libraries are a stunning graphic collection of over 1,600 color paintings and drawings of scenic backdrops. They ...


The Shahnama Project

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The "Shahnameh" (The Book of Kings), the national epic of the Iranian people, was completed by the poet Ferdowsi in A.D. 1010. Its traditional 60,00 couplets outline the exploits of Persian heroes, ...


Smart Museum of Art On-line Database Project

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Provides access to inventory records and digitized images from the collections of the Smart Museum of Art which spans more than 5,000 years of artistic creation. Users may search by artist's name, ...


Southern Spaces

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Using ideas of place and space as organizing principles, Southern Spaces is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal that employs emerging technologies to produce innovative scholarship about the ...


The Swiss Poster Collection

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Established in 1985 by Ruedi Ruegg, Swiss graphic designer, and Carnegie Mellon School of Design Professor Daniel Boyarski, The Swiss Poster Collection is a critical selection of more than 300 works ...


U.S. Trademark History Timeline

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Timeline display of digital representations of marks used by humans from earliest times to designate ownership, sometimes as property owner or sometimes as manufacturer.


Universes in Collision: Men and Women in 19th-Century Japanese Prints

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This exhibit was held at the Bayly Art Museum at the University of Virginia May 24 to October 5, 1997.


University of Michigan Museum of Art

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This collection contains digital images of collections held at the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA).


The University of Pennsylvania Art Collection

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The University of Pennsylvania has a remarkable and eclectic collection of more than 6,000 objects and artifacts acquired over the past 250 years. The collection is exhibited in various buildings and ...


UofI Advertising Exhibit

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Samples of print advertising included in the Library's D'Arcy and Woodward Advertising Collections. The ads in these collections are valuable to many including researchers and educators of advertising ...


Vanity Fair Portfolio

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Over a span of nearly fifty years (1868-1914), the society magazine Vanity Fair established its reputation as one of the most popular and respected periodicals in English journalism. In its second ...


Western Americana Photographs Collection

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Consists of photographs of Indians of the Americas and views of the American West, including landscapes, cityscapes, and mining, railroad, and agricultural operations. Also included are views of towns ...


William Blake: Illustrated Books

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Three original books in "relief etching" by William Blake, who composed the texts, designed the texts and decorations, and printed the pages: America: A Prophecy (1793 [1794?]), Europe: A Prophecy ( ...


William Morris and His Circle

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This web exhibition of "William Morris and His Circle" incorporates selected images derived from the 1996 Ransom Center exhibition which contained over seventy-five items, including manuscripts of ...


World War I Posters

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The World War I posters include posters made in America and in France between 1914 and 1920 to advertise war efforts and issues.


WPA Posters

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A collection of 908 boldly colored and graphically diverse original posters produced from 1936 to 1943 as part of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal. Of the 2,000 WPA posters known to exist, the ...


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