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Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

19 February 2010

AGSL Digital Photo Archive - Asia and Middle East


18 Feb 2010

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

"AGSL Digital Photo Archive presents a selection of images from the extensive photographic holdings of the American Geographical Society (AGS) Library. The images were selected from several collections including the American Geographical Society Library Print Collection, Harrison Forman Collection, Robert W. McColl Collection, and Edna Schaus Sorensen and Clarence W. Sorensen Collection. The American Geographical Society Library Print Collection represents many decades of research and acquisition. The scope of the collection is worldwide. Dating from the mid nineteenth century to the present, these photographs document a wealth of geographic themes. Many of the photographs were originally donated to the American Geographical Society to illustrate its publications, such as the Bulletin and Geographical Review. The images selected for this project include historical photos of Afghanistan, Egypt, Jordan, Korea, Thailand, and Nepal. Clarence Woodrow Sorensen was an explorer, editor, and CBS staff foreign correspondent who traveled extensively capturing images of the life, work, and historical events of cultures worldwide. During Sorenson's extensive travels, Eugene V. Harris, a professional photographer, accompanied him and took many of 64,000 slides that make up the collection. The slides selected for this project include photos of Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey that Sorensen and Harris took in the 1950s and 1960s."

Site contents:
* About (Scope and Content, Digital Project, Credits, Copyright and Permissions, Contact Information);
* Browse (# Browse all 7012 items, incl. Abadan (Iran) group of men and boys at a local store, Abadan (Iran) oil refinery, Abadan (Iran) street scene, Afghan mountain village, Afghanistan aerial view, Afghanistan aerial view of oasis, Afghanistan aerial view of village, Afghanistan guest house in village, Afghanistan man with donkey next to tents, Afghanistan man with horse, Afghanistan men competing in tent pegging game, Afghanistan men playing and watching tent pegging game [...],
# Browse by Country: Afghanistan [Images from the Harrison Forman Collection http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/digilib/afghan/index.cfm], Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Mongolia, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, South Korea, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey,
Browse by City: Abadan, Akkooi, Alexandria, Ankara, Araba al-Madfuna, Aranyaprathet, Aswan, Az-Zubayr, Babylon, Baghdad, Bamian, Ban Kaeng Khoi, Bang Kapi, Bang Khen, Bang Pa-in, Bangkok, Banphot Phisai, Baquba, Basra, Beirut, Beni Hasan, Bhaktapur, Burj Safita, Cairo, Chai Badan, Charikar, Chiang Dao, Chiang Kham, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Chiang Saen, Chongdo, Chungju, Cinarcik, Cochin, Coimbatore, Coonoor, Damascus, Dan Sai, Darjiling, Det Udom, El Gazi, Esfahan, Gerasa, Giza, Hat Yai, Herat, Idfu, Inchon, Isna, Istanbul, Kabul, Kalasin, Kalimpang, Kandahar, Kanggye, Karnak, Kathmandu, Khlong Khlung, Khok Samrong, Khon Kaen, Khu Khan, Krabi, Kumphawapi, Kwangju, Kyongju, Lampang, Lap Lae, Lom Kao, Lop Buri, Luxor, Maha Sarakham, Malula, Mamallapuram, Muang Sam Sip, Mysore, Nakhon Ratchasima, Pak Thong Chai, Persepolis, Phatthalung, Phayao, Philae, Phimai, Phitsanulok, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Pokhara, Prachin Buri, Pyongyang, Rameswaram, Roi Et, Samut Prakan, Sattahip, Sawankhalok, Seoul, Seringapatam, Shiraz, Shush, Si Prachan, Srinagar, Sukhothai, Sunan, Surin, Takua Pa, Tall al-Muqayyar, Taphan Hin, Tehran, That Phanom, Thebes, Thonburi, Tiruchchirappalli, Udon Thani, Vellore, Yalova);
* Search Collection & Advanced Search;
* Related AGSL Collections (Afghanistan [http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/digilib/afghan/index.cfm], Cities Around the World, Georgia & Russia [1929-1933 http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/digilib/georgia/index.cfm], Tibet [http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/digilib/tibet/index.cfm], Transportation Around the World).

URL http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/digilib/agsphoto/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)

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
* Publisher [academic - business - govt. - library/museum - NGO - other]:
* Scholarly usefulness of the online resource [essential - v.useful - useful - interesting - marginal]: Essential
* 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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