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Library Image Databases
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These collections document achievements in architecture, engineering, and landscape design in the U.S. and its territories through a comprehensive range of building types, engineering technologies, and landscapes.
Images (1851-1991) featuring American - and some international - cityscapes and landscapes. Subject strengths include: agricultural life; disasters; engineering work such as bridges, canals and dams; fairs and expositions; schools and college campuses; and transportation.
Photos depicting the American city. its development, and its people from the early 19th century to recent times. Categories include: Artists' Conceptions of 19th-Century Cities; Skylines and Streets; City Life, Urban Transportation; The City in Turmoil; and 20th-Century Art Reflecting Urban Themes.
International images of people; parks, plazas, & waterfronts; markets; buildings; streets & transit; and amenities & elements. You must register for a free account to access images larger than thumbnails.
Contains nearly 900 images by American photographer William Henry Jackson. In addition to railroads, elephants, camels, horses, sleds and sleighs, sedan chairs, rickshaws, and other types of transportation, Jackson photographed city views, street and harbor scenes, and landscapes of North Africa, Asia, Australia, and Oceania.
Maps that depict individual buildings to panoramic views of large urban areas. These maps record the evolution of cities illustrating the development and nature of economic activities, educational and religious facilities, parks, street patterns and widths, and transportation systems.
Allows the user to search for online historical maps across numerous different collections via a geographical search. Search by typing a place-name or by clicking in the map window, and narrow by date.
Panoramic maps are nonphotographic representations of cities portrayed as if viewed from above at an oblique angle. Although not generally drawn to scale, they show street patterns, individual buildings, and major landscape features in perspective.
These maps document the development of transportation and communication systems on the national, state, and local level. Transportation maps can depict canal and river systems, cycling routes, railway lines and systems, roads and road networks, and traffic patterns. Communication maps illustrate the location and distribution of telegraph routes, telephone systems and radio coverage.