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.
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.