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Photography: The Charles W. Cushman Collection

The Digital Library at Indiana U, with financial backing from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, has digitized 14,500 color slides taken by amateur camera bug Charles Cushman between 1938 and 1969. Cushman, an IU alum who graduated in 1917, left IU his entire collection, along with a set of notebooks in which he recorded descriptions of the thousands of images he shot (a picture being worth at least a few dozen words). The pics document the first half of the 20th century, from a girl with pigtails jumping rope on a sidewalk in Indiana, through images of Chicago architecture, to over 100 pictures of Istanbul, Turkey. Browse by date, location, subject, and genre. <>