American Memory:  Technical summary

Transportation Commission Photograph Collection  (1894-1896)


Collection Overview

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, landscapes, local inhabitants, and World's Transportation Commission members as they travelled through North Africa, Asia, Australia, and Oceania.
Source collection
World's Transportation Commission Collection, Prints and Photographs Division.
LCCN 93-845502 [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 for most is moderate.
Original material formats
Number of original items
Status of collection
Available online as of November 1997.
Public access
The Library is not aware of any U.S. copyright or any other restrictions in the photographs 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 indicates image type.

Digital reproductions

Total file-space for digital reproductions: 391 Mbytes

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) 880 880 880 880
Sample Sample archival Sample service Sample thumbnail Sample thumbnail

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