The Portraits database is an ongoing digital collection of photographs of individuals well known not only in the Pacific Northwest, but also nationally. These include politicians, government officials, early pioneers, artists, architects, and photographers. Because we will be on occasion adding new images to the digital collection, the database will be updated periodically. In addition, our staff will continue to supplement the metadata attached to each image as new research alters the descriptive records.
About the Database
The information for the Portraits Collection was researched and prepared by the UW Libraries Special Collections Division and Cataloging staff in 2003. The photographs are 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.