Using The Site
The pictures here are organized first by collection, and second by portfolios within each collection. There is a list of portfolios for each collection, with brief descriptions of the subject contained in that portfolio. Within each portfolio is a page of thumbnails linked to larger images and access, through a pop-up window, to the caption information.
This information is uniquely good. In many cases it has been augmented by interviews, field trips and expert consultants. The caption material is searchable, and researchers may want to use the site's search engine to look for specific persons, subjects or events. Every effort has also been made to collect and classify documentary materials related to the pictures. If you don't find what you need, please ask us.
To license and order reproduction rights and high resolution images, please go to the section on Licensing.
Many viewers find that a picture-based site looks best at a monitor resolution that's higher than what they use for working with text. We reccomend a resolution of at least 1024 x 800 pixels, with "thousands" of colors or more.
Building This Site
This site was built from the extensive database we've developed over the years that we've been licensing these images. The image data is organized into appropriate portfolios, then merged with php templates on-the-fly to produce the finished image pages and tables. Filemaker was used as our original database. In this version of our site, Adobe Dreamweaver was used to create the dynamic templates and other pages. MySQL is used to serve the data to the templates.
Site design and programming by Woody Packard.