(Excerpt from 'George Eastman House is first photography museum to join Google Art Project, pairing zoom-in technology with high-res images' posted on George Eastman House website. Found here http://www.eastmanhouse.org/tools/pressroom/view.php?title=googleartproject_eastmamhouse040313)
The George Eastman House will also be a part of the Google Maps Street View online project which will show viewers 360-degree views of the museum's gardens, grounds, historic house, and vaults.
George Eastman House announced today it is adding high-resolution photographs to the Google Art Project, offering yet another platform to share its unparalleled collections. Eastman House, the world’s oldest museum of photography, is the first museum of photography to be selected for inclusion in the Google Art Project. The resolution of the images combined with a custom-built zoom viewer allows users the ability to discover details never before seen. In addition Eastman House has included all available cataloging data, allowing viewers access to information not previously available online.
The initial group of 50 Eastman House photographs on Google Art Project spans the 1840s through the late 20th century and a wide variety of photographic processes from the 174 years of the medium’s existence are represented. The variety of subjects featured include Frida Kahlo, Martin Luther King Jr., the first train wreck ever photographed, the Lincoln conspirators, the Egyptian pyramids and Sphinx in the 1850s, and a portrait of photo pioneer Daguerre.
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(Image: Courtesy George Eastman House)