You Can Now Explore the Vaults of the Eastman Museum Online
The collection contains more than a quarter million photography artifacts
A Pumpkin of “Powerful” Growth
The Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York, has one of the largest collections of photographs and photography-related objects in the world. And until now, much of it was inaccessible to anyone who couldn’t visit in person.
But now the museum has launched a searchable online database, meant to be used by scholars, researchers, and anyone who loves photography. While only about a quarter of the collection is available online now, the museum will continually catalog its collection and add objects every week.
Semionova, Premiere Ballerina, Great Theater, Moscow
To see what you can find, visit the collections online and start searching. Input a keyword (say, pumpkins), a photographer (Lewis Hine, maybe) or an object type (try framed Dageurreotypes). You’ll come up with all kinds of incredible things to look at.
President Lincoln’s Hearse
Empire State Building with “The Ball”
Portrait of an Artist
Taos Water Girls