HBC readers have mentioned several very important photographic collections which include photographs of children. These are not photographic collections of children, but rather large collections which include photographs of children. These collections offer many dated photographs with valuable information on clothing trends over time. Arizona State University has a large collection of images from 17th centuiry to the present. Harvard Universirt has a large collection of pictures of child actors (theater and film) from the last 100-150 years. The Library of Congress extensive historical images of children and young people pn their websites. The Natioanl Archives has extensive historical images of children and young people on their website. HBC hopes that readers will probvide us information on importanr collections with which they may be familiar.
A German photograph collector has compiled an interesting collection of 19th century and early 20th century images. Most but not all are German images. The site is a pictorial journey through past times. Navigational bars help readers find everything that can be
discovered in this virtual museum of photographs, postcards. People are the focus of interest. The "Collection" contain: historical photographs of people (about. 1870-1930): men, women, groups, children, girls, and boys. The site is in both English and German.
The Natioanl Archives has extensive historical images of children and young people on their website. HBC hopes that readers will provide us information on important collections with which they may be familiar. Of course much more than just photographs are available from the National Archives, but an important collection of photographs is available there.
Arizona State University has a large collection of images from 17th centuiry to the present. Harvard Universirt has a large collection of pictures of child actors (theater and film) from the last 100-150 years.
The British National Portrait Gallery was founded in 1856 to collect the liknesses of important British men and women. It is one of the most comprehensive portrait collections in the world. The collection is primarily paintings, but the collection incluedes photograohs as well. : This link appears to be dead. I'm not sure what the current URL is. Hopefully our British readers will know.
Duke University also has an extensive collection. They won an award from either the Smithsonian or the Library of Congress for their digital image library.
George Eastman House International Museum of
Photography and Film is showcasing the
world-renowned treasures of its photography, motion
picture, and technology collections via the exhibition
The Best of Photo & Film: Right Before Your
Eyes. More than 200 unique and historically significant
artifacts, presented together for the first time, will
create this rare experience on view Sept. 13, 2003
through April 11, 2004. The photography display features
feature iconic photographs such as
Mathew Brady's portrait of Abraham
Lincoln; the first photograph of
lightning; celebrity portraits by
Nickolas Muray and Arnold Newman;
Alfred Stieglitz's The Steerage; and
Robert Capa's D-Day, Omaha
Beach. The exhibition also will
showcase variations of famous
photographs, such as Lewis Wickes
Hine's Power House Mechanic
alongside the other "runners up" who
posed for Hine in the same set-up but
were not the final choice; Edward
Steichen's famous portrait of Paul
Robeson, in which the subject appears stern, alongside
an image from the same shoot where Robeson is
laughing; and two photographs of Dorothea Lange's
Migrant Mother, as evidence that edits were made by
the photographer to her most celebrated image. Collectors can search the collection and purchae images.
The Library of Congress extensive historical images of children and young people on their websites. The images in the Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information Collection are among the most famous documentary photographs ever produced.
Created by a group of U.S. government photographers, the images show Americans in every part of the nation. In the early years, the project emphasized rural life
and the negative impact of the Great Depression, farm mechanization, and the Dust Bowl. In later years, the photographers turned their attention to the mobilization
effort for World War II. The core of the collection consists of about 164,000 black-and-white photographs. This release provides access to over 160,000 of these
images; future additions will expand the black-and-white offering. The FSA-OWI photographers also produced about 1600 color photographs during the latter days
of the project.
The University of Maryland Baltimore County houses a wonderful collection of photographs. The collection includes many images of children. the entire Lewis Hine collection (through the 1930s). The archives has a total of 1.8 million images that may be keyword searched on-line. Unfortunately on a few can be viewed on line.
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