American Memory:  Technical summary

Gottscho-Schleisner Photographs, ca. 1935-1955
Image: Sample Montage


Collection Overview

Primarily architectural subjects, including interiors and exteriors of homes, stores, offices, factories, historic buildings, and other structures. Subjects are concentrated chiefly in the northeastern United States, especially the New York City area, and Florida. Included are the homes of notable Americans, such as Raymond Loewy, and of several U.S. presidents, as well as color images of the 1939-40 New York World's Fair. Many of the photographs were commissioned by architects, designers, owners and architectural publications, and document important achievements in American 20th-century architecture and interior design.
Source collection
Gottscho-Schleisner Collection , Prints and Photographs Division.
LCCN 93-845488 [Link to catalog record (z39.50 query) will not work when main cataloging system is not available.] .
Technical features
Large number of varied scenes, image quality is moderate.
Original material formats
Number of original items
ca. 29.000
Status of collection
Available online as of November 1997.
Public access
The Library will identify the owners of rights associated with items in this collection. See notes on rights and restrictions provided by the Library to users of this collection.

Aids to intellectual access

Type & granularity
MARC bibliographic records. Each bib. record describes a single item.
Sample bibliographic display in American Memory.
Linking to digital reproductions
Bibliographic record contains identifier used in filenames for all versions of image. Last character of filename is feature code for image type.

Digital reproductions

Total file-space for digital reproductions: 5.4 Gbytes

Photographs Archival image Service image
Inline thumbnail Additional thumbnail
Marker Filename ends "u" Filename ends "r" Filename ends "t" Filename ends "t"
Tonal resolution (grayscale) 8 bit 8 bit 8 bit 8 bit
Tonal resolution (color) 24 bit 24 bit 8 bit 8 bit
Spatial resolution (approx) 550x440 pixels 550x440 pixels 150x100 pixels 150x100 pixels
Quantity (approx) 29,000 29,000 29,000 29,000
Sample Sample archival Sample service Sample thumbnail Sample thumbnail

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