Posts by Susan J Garrett

Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection

screen shot of Cushman Photograph Collection web page

Indiana University offers a collection of over 14,000 color images spanning the years 1938-1969: the Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection. Cushman travelled across the United States and in several foreign countries, and his keen eye for the quotidian, the representative, and the surprisingly beautiful resulted in a remarkable set of images, valuable for their social documentation as well as their aesthetic.

Wellcome Image Awards 2012

Electron micrograph of caffeine crystals

Wellcome Images database is a great source for medical and science images, with a particular strength in modern imaging techniques and historical images from the Wellcome Library collection. A fascinating gallery within the collection to browse is the Wellcome Image Awards 2012, from which the photos illustrating this post are drawn.

RIBA pix

Digital photograph of Tate Modern museum building

RIBApix offers a rich database of architecture images from the British Architectural Library at the Royal Institute of British Architects. Not just works from Great Britain, but images from a range of locations, time periods, and typologies are available for viewing and purchase.

Berlin Wall

Digitized slide of Berlin Wall

51 years ago today began the construction of the Berlin Wall by the German Democratic Republic. The "Antifaschistischer Schutzwall" consisted of 12-foot concrete walls, guard towers, fencing and bunkers, all creating a barrier between East and West Germany in the 96 miles around Berlin. It effectively ended migration between the two countries until the political upheavals of 1989.

Let the Games Begin!

Digital photograph of Olympic torch

The Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games is Friday, July 27. The dramatic high point of the ceremony in recent years has been the lighting of the cauldron with the Olympic torch. We'll celebrate this event with a few examples of the Olympic torch from our image databases:

The Science of the Olympics

Screen shot of Science of the Summer Olympics web page

The 2012 Olympic Games in London are opening July 27! A great way to further your enjoyment of the athletic events - and learn a bit too - is to check out the National Science Foundation's "Science of the Summer Olympics: Engineering in Sports" video series.

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