The Invention of History
November 28, 2015
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Millions of historical images

An American academic is creating a searchable database of 12 million historical copyright-free images.
Kalev Leetaru has already uploaded 2.6 million pictures to Flickr, which are searchable thanks to tags that have been automatically added.
The photos and drawings are sourced from more than 600 million library book pages scanned in by the Internet Archive organisation.
The images have been difficult to access until now.
Take a look at here historical photos.
Mr Leetaru said digitisation projects had so far focused on words and ignored pictures.
“For all these years all the libraries have been digitising their books, but they have been putting them up as PDFs or text searchable works,” he told the BBC.
“They have been focusing on the books as a collection of words. This inverts that.
“Stretching half a millennium, it’s amazing to see the total range of images and how the portrayals of things have changed over time.

References:
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28976849

Or other sources:
http://www.archives.gov/research/alic/reference/photography.html

Dickens Old Curiosity Shop – This was in Manitou Springs, Colorado.

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by Toby Dickens

Ken Zimmerman
Ken Zimmerman
Dr. Zimmerman retired in 2005 as Chief of Energy with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission’s Public Utility Division (1985 – 2005), where he oversaw all general rate reviews, resource planning, and engineering/safety reviews of electric, natural gas, and water utilities in the State of Oklahoma. Dr. Zimmerman was Senior Utility Analyst with the Oregon Public Utility Commission (2005 – 2013). His primary responsibilities in that position were: natural gas price and demand forecasting; natural gas integrated resource planning; the flow through of natural gas costs to end-users by gas utilities; and analysis of the general structure and operation of the current, past, and future networks for energy exploration, production, and distribution (including energy markets). Currently Dr. Zimmerman is Principle Research Historian with The History Business, a private consultancy focused on figuring out today’s problems through historical studies. Prior to his work in energy utility regulation and consulting, Dr. Zimmerman was a legislative staffer, private consultant, and university professor. Dr. Zimmerman holds PhDs in Sociology/Anthropology and History from the University of North Texas and The University of Texas, respectively; an MA (Sociology and Psychology) from St. Mary’s University (TX); an MA from Lancaster University (UK) in Economics, Science, and Technology; and undergraduate degrees in History (BA), Mathematics (BS), American Literature (BA), and Philosophy (BA) from Baylor University. Dr. Zimmerman also holds a BSEE in electrical engineering from the University of Houston (TX) and is a certified professional engineer (PE) in Texas and Florida (certificates permanently inactive). Kenneth R. Zimmerman, Ph.D. Principle Research Historian The History Business kenocc12@gmail.com 702.750.1450 (offc.) 503.559.9694 (cell)

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