The collection is a set of twenty-four black-and-white silver gelatin prints entitled "Potomac: East and West," by Jan Faul, 1991. They include agricultural landscapes, cemeteries, industrial buildings commercial buildings in rural areas, etc., in the Potomac River region of Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. Each image contains a small area hand-colored by the photographer, providing a subtly mysterious, often whimsical or humorous effect.
The Historic Maps of Africa collection includes 78 maps and dates from circa 1631 to 1973. Geographic content of individual maps varies from topographical information, boundaries of colonial territories, and ethnic groups, among other topics. While several depict the continent of Africa in its entirety, many focus on specific countries and geographic regions. There are a particularly large number of maps depicting the West African Coast.
The map includes topographical features, the port city lay-out, with emphasis on the harbour view of the battle ships in the bay and the Navy yard. Identified are those public buildings particularly associated with ship building and iron foundries. Insets include: 1) a text containing the history of Yokosuka and, especially its history after 1871 a...
Included are topographic features, the harbor view with various watercraft in the bay, and the port city layout with identification marks for temples, shrines, street names, public buildings, and other points of interest.
The map shows a bird's-eye view of a seaport in Hokkaido. It includes a harbour view showing craft in the water, topographic features, and the layout of the city. Stree names, shrines, temples, and other points of interest are labeled.
Map shows topographical features and various temple structures and monastaries, including the Buddha figures carved on mountain cliffs. There is also a handwritten poem in Chinese ideographs, perhaps by a Buddhist devotee, signed Issen dōnin and dated Hōreki kino-to-u (the year of the hare during the Hōreki period [1757-1763]).
The document presents a bird's-eye view of Shimoda-machi and nearby villages. Included are topographical features, the 1786 census report (number of households and populations by sex), location of the chief administrator's office, and locations of the coastal defense guard posts. Mounted on the backing along with the map are a photographic view and...
The map is a bird's eye view of Yokohama and Yokohama harbor. Included are drawings of foreign ships in the harbor, shrines, temples, foreigners's districts, and topographical features.
Stereographs published by the Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region, documenting canyons along the Green and Colorado Rivers and surveyors. Although the images in this collection are credited to Powell and A. H. Thompson, the primary photographers on these surveys were John K. Hillers, E. O. Beaman, and James Fennemore. Th...
Collection consists of lantern slides and stereographs produced by several companies: Keystone View Company, Better America Lecture Service, Incorporated, American Press Association, J. Stanley-Brown, William H. Rau, and J. F. Maertz Department Store. The lantern slides were primarily intended to be used for educational presentations about the United States, other countries, history, and society. Many of the slides and stereographs are accompanied by descriptive text and in some instances by small cards--one card for each slide--and in other instances directly on the back of a stereoview. The majority of images were taken from 1900 to 1930.