Photogrammar named as one of five of 2014’s “Most Compelling Digital History Exhibits & Archives”

December 29, 2014

The Photogrammar site, a Yale project, is an interface designed to make the huge archive of 1930s and 1940s Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information photographs more accessible for browsing. A search function sorts the photos by tags (“WORK - Selling and Distribution - Scavengers”; “PEOPLE AS SUCH - Groups and Individuals - Farm Women”), photographers, and location. A county-by-county map allows you to look for photos taken in a particular place, and to see which parts of the country were most covered. My favorite page is the treemap visualization, which shows how some of the photos were classified in 1942, and lets you drill down into the collection through several levels of subthemes.  

Five of 2014’s Most Compelling Digital History Exhibits and Archives 
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