Monday, July 27, 2015

Progress on the Blueprint Collection

We are making steady progress on the digitization of the Blueprint Collection.  We have completed the cataloging and description of 500 blueprints, primarily from the Boston Elevated Railway and the West End Street Railway.  You can see the data here.

By the end of the day, we will have scanned approximately 50% of the blueprints.  Each scan is a TIFF, at 400 dpi.  At this resolution, we will be able print out full-size images to help with restoration projects.

Lower resolution scans will ultimately be available to the public at our Galleries in Digital Maine, probably some time in September 2015.

If you can't wait to see some of the images, check out our photo collection of title boxes.  The image quality on these isn't up to archival standards, but they're fun to browse anyway.