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Canberra, 21 January 2011.

19 February 2010

Afghanistan: Images from the Harrison Forman Collection


18 Feb 2010

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries, Milwaukee, WI, US

"The online collection Afghanistan: Images from the Harrison Forman Collection documents the life and culture of Afghanistan in the late 1960s, several years before the civil unrest of the 1970s and 80s, the Soviet invasion, and the Taliban rule. The photographs, taken by Harrison Forman in 1969, portray the daily life of Afghanis, capture the beauty of the land, and document historic sites, including the great Buddhas of Bamiyan destroyed by the Taliban in 2001. The online collection consists of 195 images selected from a set of 733 slides of Afghanistan in the Harrison Forman Photographic Collection housed in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries' American Geographical Society (AGS) Library."

Site contents:
* About (Scope and Content, Harrison Forman, The Harrison Forman Collection, Digitization, Copyright);
* Browse (# Browse [thematic groups of images]: Architecture, History, Land, People, Settlements, Transportation);
# Browse all 199 items, incl. Aerial view of Afghan vineyards, Aerial view of Kabul, Aerial view of Mazar-e Sharif, Aerial view of mountain village, Aerial view of valley, Aerial view of village, Afghan bakers, Afghan barber, Afghan bird seller, Afghan blacksmith, Afghan boy, Afghan boys in a gun shop, Afghan bread seller, Afghan bus, Afghan carpet merchants, Afghan children [...]);
# Browse [all 109] subject terms: Aerial views, Agriculture, Airports, Animals, Archaeological sites, [...] Caravans, Caravansaries, Carriages & coaches, Cattle, Children, Cities and towns, City & town life, [...] Tailors, Taverns (Inns), Tea, Tearooms, Tombs & sepulchral monuments, Transportation, [...] Wells, Wine Industry, Women, Yurts;
# Browse geographic features: Amu Darya (river), Bamiyan Valley, Band-i-Amir (lake), Hindu Kush (mountain range), Kabul (river), Kabul Gorge, Koh-i-Baba (mountain range), Shaidan (valley), Shibar Pass;
# Browse historic sites: Bala Hissar (Kabul), Great Buddha of Bamiyan (Bamiyan), Kabul Airport, Kabul University (Kabul), Kandahar Airport, Mausoleum of Amir Abdur Rahman (Kabul), Mausoleum of King Nadir Shah Ghazi (Kabul), Mosque of Hazrat Ali (Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan), Red City (Bamiyan), Shrine of Khwaja Abu Nasr Parsa (Balkh);
* Search Collection & Advanced Search;
* [Interactive] Map of Afghanistan.

URL http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/digilib/afghan/index.cfm

Internet Archive (web.archive.org) [the site was not archived at the time of this abstract]

Link reported by: T. Matthew Ciolek (tmciolek--at--coombs.anu.edu.au)

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* External links to the resource [over 3,000 - under 3,000 - under 1,000
- under 300 - under 100 - under 30]: under 30

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