Image retrieval U.S. newspapers, Library of Congress search facility - new

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Image retrieval U.S. newspapers, Library of Congress search facility - new

Post by smcarberry » Sat Oct 01, 2022 10:10 pm

Alerted by a fellow family historian on another online message board, I now have a link to a special search engine that retrieves photographs appearing in U.S. newspapers digitized at the U.S. Library of Congress. Here it is: https://news-navigator.labs.loc.gov/search

For several years, the articles themselves have been accessed with a search engine at the Chronicling America section of that library's website. That type of search can also result in seeing photographs accompanying the articles. Recently, the Library of Congress has placed online this different search engine to retrieve just images. It seems to be quite handy, although searches are made only in the 1900s. The new search engine tends to get hung up with certain names that can also be part of geographical locations or otherwise return too many results. So, the more unique a surname is, the better and faster the images search engine will work. There is a way readily available with the returned results, to also retrieve the full newspaper page on which any particular image appears, in order to read the full story.

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