Friday, April 1, 2016

The Wason Collection to be digitized

The Seashore Trolley Museum Library has received two generous donations that will fund the Wason Collection digitization project.  This collection consists of 3000 negatives and their prints, documenting the cars built for the railways around the country, and in South and Central America.  The collection dates from 1906 to 1938 and has sample photographs from every order completed during that time period. 

Print of a builders' photograph

Handy binder of negatives

These donations will allow us to purchase a new Epson V850 ProScanner and hire a Digitization Technician.  Once scanned, the images will be accessible through our gallery at Digital Maine.

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