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International Collections Database

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Stucco head of the Buddha, Hadda, Afghanistan, ca. 4th-5th century A.D.
Stucco head of the Buddha, Hadda, Afghanistan,
ca. 4th-5th century A.D.

The International Collections database showcases some of the visual materials held by the Special Collections Division that focus on collections beyond the scope of the Pacific Northwest region. In this digital collection we feature selected photographs and postcards from Asia and South America including scenes from China, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Japan, 1870s-1930s. Represented are historical events, typical street scenes and native people in traditional dress.


About the Database

The information for the International Collection was researched and prepared by the UW Libraries Special Collections Division and Cataloging staff in 2004. The photographs were selected from a variety of collections.

The images were scanned from photographic prints in grayscale and color using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600L and saved in .jpg format. Some manipulation of the images was done to present the clearest possible digital image. The scanned images were then linked with descriptive data using the Contentdm software suite. The original collections reside in the UW Libraries Special Collections Division.

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