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    Members can use this thread to post links to collections of photos maintained by Museums, Universities, Libraries, and other organizations.

    The NY Public Library Digital Photo Archives are now online.

    http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/index.cfm

    To use it, click on "Subjects". Then you can used the alphabetical listing to find great images. (e.g - go to "R" to find a variety of railroad related images, "M" for mills, "B" for barns, even "A" for abandoned structures--you get the idea)

    Check out the truck pictures, too.

    Enjoy.
    Bruce

  • #2
    Great find, Bruce. I found a few interesting coal related photos.

    Chuck

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    • #3
      This will be a valuable resource, Bruce. Maybe we should have a URL for the Library of Congress archives also. (I'm thinking of that photo that was posted earlier today.)

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      • #4
        quote:


        Originally posted by MikeC


        This will be a valuable resource, Bruce. Maybe we should have a URL for the Library of Congress archives also. (I'm thinking of that photo that was posted earlier today.)


        here are a few others:

        Los Angeles Public Library http://www.lapl.org/

        The Library of Cngress http://www.loc.gov/

        Denver Public Library http://www.denver.lib.co.us/

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        • #5
          Chuck,

          Yes, I saw that there were a number of photos of tipples and breakers. Look under either Fans or Sheds for an interesting ventilating fan.

          Mike,

          Maybe I should change the topic to a more inclused "Museum Collection" topic and then we could include any related URL's in one spot. It would probalby make it easier for members to find the links down the road. What do you think?
          Bruce

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          • #6
            Bruce,

            A museum collection topic sounds like a great idea.

            Chuck

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            • #7
              Sounds good to me, Bruce.

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              • #8
                Another site with photos of interest to railroad fans is maintained by Indiana University. Here is the link:

                http://webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu/cushman/index.jsp

                To use the site, use the search function, and type in key words such as "Railroad" or "Locomotive", "Logging", etc.

                Enjoy.
                Bruce

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                • #9
                  Hey Guys:

                  Speaking of museums, libraries etc. Does anyone know where to get copies of Sanborn Insurance maps? I know that Harry Brunk (NG&SLG author) swears by them. His Up Clear Creek on the Narrow Gauge installments are full of references to these maps. They even give you building measurements and placements.

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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by Climax1880


                    Hey Guys:

                    Speaking of museums, libraries etc. Does anyone know where to get copies of Sanborn Insurance maps? I know that Harry Brunk (NG&SLG author) swears by them. His Up Clear Creek on the Narrow Gauge installments are full of references to these maps. They even give you building measurements and placements.


                    JR, a Google Search of Sanborn Maps yielded some sites where you can view them. When I Googled "Sanborn Maps Purchase", I found this site. http://www.edrnet.com/reports/historical.html
                    Bruce

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                    • #11
                      Fellow forum members, here is the Mother of All Digital Collections for lovers of Logging and the Pacific Northwest. It is housed at the University of Washington.

                      http://content.lib.washington.edu/index.html

                      Once you are on the home page, click on "Search". Then, on the search page, check off the box that says "Search Across All Collections". Now enter "Logging" on the top line, get a cup of coffee, and enjoy. You wil get 159 pages of photos, 15 per page. Each has information about the photo. I was awed by the photos of Heislers, Climaxes and Shays. There are Donkey Engines by the score, impressive trestles in the woods, the Big Wheels that Pat was interested in, etc.

                      Not interested in Logging? Type in "Canneries" for 43 pages of photos, or 14 pages of "Wharfs" or 20 pages of "Piers", or 83 pages of "Railroads". You get the idea.

                      Enjoy!
                      Bruce

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                      • #12
                        Great link Dutchman...THANX!!!!!

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                        • #13
                          HABS/HAER collection of photos and drawings:

                          http://memory.loc.gov/pp/hhquery.html

                          Which is just one collection listed in the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs listings:

                          http://memory.loc.gov/pp/pphome.html

                          Chuck

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                          • #14
                            The following is the site of NOAA which is the National Marine Fisheries Historic Image Collection.


                            Go to the bottom of the page and click on the pages for the different types of marine species.

                            Some of the pages have some old historic waterfront structures.

                            http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/historic/nmfs/index.html
                            <img src="http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/data/bbags/20076794158_b3b.jpg" alt="" /><br /><br>John Bagley<br /><br>Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.

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                            • #15
                              I found this site a while ago.

                              While it is primarily for agricultural structures, the plans that you can download with Acrobat Reader are very detailed and are great if you want to stick build a structure.

                              There is even a one car garage in the misc. plans section.


                              http://www.public.iastate.edu/~mwps_...b/frame_p.html
                              <img src="http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/data/bbags/20076794158_b3b.jpg" alt="" /><br /><br>John Bagley<br /><br>Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.

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