Archives: A New Online Photo Collection Provides Glimpses Into Delaware's Past
From the Newark Post:
Over 2,000 images of Delaware life in the 1920s and 1930s are now only a couple of clicks away, thanks to an initiative by the to digitize its entire Board of Agriculture glass negative collection. This collection includes much more than just agricultural photos, however. By visiting, you can also view photos of people, schools, factories, automobiles, popular attractions and historic sites throughout the First State. The Board of Agriculture collection is critical because there is little photographic documentation of Delaware during this particular era.
The online home for this collection of photos is the Delaware Heritage Collection, which was established under the auspices of the Delaware Division of Libraries in late 2010 for the purpose of making digital images of interest to the public more readily available. To date, the vast majority of the 10,000 images accessible through the Delaware Heritage Collection have been provided by the Delaware Public Archives.
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