The Shoreline Historical Museum unveils On-Line Photo Project

Saturday, September 21, 2019

1918. Capt. Smith's family in their motorboat on Lake Washington.
His daughter Dorothy, Horatio "Tink", wife Amy and Capt. Henry S. Smith.
Shoreline Historical Museum photo 854

The Shoreline Historical Museum On-Line Photo Project has just been unveiled. Nearly 2000 photos from the Museum photo collections are now available in an easy-to-use, searchable format for researchers and anyone who wants to study or just browse.

The big reveal represents over 18 months of intense work by numerous volunteers, project manager Ken Winnick, and database program developer Barry Hansen.

The database program is available as open-source code on “GitHub,” according to Hansen, so that other museums may benefit from this project.

The project was initially funded by a grant from the Pendleton and Elisabeth Carey Miller Foundation and continued through the support of Museum members and sustained support from the City of Shoreline and 4Culture.

Go to the museum webpage and click on “photo gallery,” then just let your fingers do the walking!

You can click on “browse images,” for general viewing, or “photo finder” if there are specific things you’d like to see. Proper names can be typed into the text search, or putting in keywords will narrow down what you’re looking for: try “dogs” and “hats” for starters. This will get you a group of amazing photos!

Search for dates, places, people, geographic features and much more. We hope you thoroughly enjoy using the Museum’s Photo Gallery for your next research project.


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