Arounder

Arounder is an online tourist magazine, featuring cities around the world. While there are no images to be downloaded or classroom use, the site features 360 degree 'virtual tours' of select areas of each city. This is useful in that users are able to clearly see buildings in relation to each other. This site must be used direct from an internet browser.

Cities Around the World

This site "presents over 6,100 photographic images from the slide collections of the American Geographical Society Library. The images selected for this project focus on architecture, city life, people, transportation and other aspects of urban development, such as neighborhoods, commercial streets, and business districts. The pictures were taken by two photographers, Harrison Forman and Harold Mayer between 1942 and 1994. The digital collection provides access to photographs of over 450 cities worldwide. In addition to present-day metropolitan areas, this collection also features ancient cities and deserted settlements, including Carthage, Great Zimbabwe, Machupicchu, and Persepolis." The images may be copied by individuals or libraries for personal use, research, teaching or any "fair use" as defined by copyright law.

The Making of Ann Arbor

For maps, postcards, and a pictorial history of the city of Ann Arbor, Michigan, look no further. This site is well organized, with both browsing and searching features to find images. The images themselves are large and high quality, with data to accompany it. Users who may be using this site frequently can create their own portfolios. The authors state that it is a 'public website,' indicating that the images are available under fair use laws. More information about copyright will be available soon.

Lincoln Highway Digital Image Collection

The Lincoln Highway Association was made up of representatives from the automobile, tire, and cement industries, with the goal of planning, funding, constructing, and promoting the first transcontinental highway in North America. The route, consisting of both existing and newly-built roads following the most direct route possible, ran from New York to San Francisco, covering approximately 3,400 miles. This original archive consists of materials from the central office in Detroit dating from 1912 up through the late 1930s. There are letters, manuscript trip logs, minutes of meetings of the Board of Directors, reports, contracts, financial statements, drawings, press releases, maps, brochures and guides, including the 1928 logbook of Lincoln Highway markers made by local Boy Scouts, and photographs. The photographic portion of the archive consists of approximately 3,000 images, including views of construction underway, towns and cities, markers, bridges, cars, camp sites, scenic views, and snapshots of Association directors and field secretaries traveling the route. This collection is open to the Holiday Palace public.

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Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center

The PBIC Image Library is a searchable collection of free, real-world images relating to walking and bicycling. Users can browse, search, or submit their own images. The browse feature is organized by a cloud tag, with a seemingly limited range of keywords. However, users can also use the advanced search option and seach by city, state, keywords, photographer, and even image format. Image quality is great, though it probably varies by photographer Holiday Palace.

Transportation Around the World: 1911-1933

"Whether it's by bullet train in Tokyo or dogsled in arctic Canada, people of the world have always had a need to get from "point A" to "point B". The photographs in Transportation Around the World: 1911-1993 present a wide variety of transportation methods used in 79 countries across the globe. The 650 images contained in this digital collection were selected from three separate photographic collections: the Harrison Forman Collection, Harold Mayer Collection, and American Geographical Society Library Print Collection. All three collections are housed in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries' American Geographical Society (AGS) Library. " Users can browse by transportation type (even donkeys!), transportation facilities (such as airports, train stations, etc.), collection name, or geographic location. Searching is also enabled. Image qualiy varies, and the images are available for educational purposes.