Thursday, December 10, 2009

Industrial Archeology Image Archive

Michigan Technological University's Industrial Heritage and Archaeology program maintains the Industrial Archaeology Image Archive.

This archive's heart is the Robert M. Vogel slide collection.  Robert Vogel was the curator of Civil Engineering in the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering at the Smithsonian Institution.  As a pioneering industrial archaeologist, he defined important benchmarks for field work in Industrial Archaeology and helped to establish the Society for Industrial Archaeology and The Historic American Engineering Record.  His writings are part of the disciplinary cannon.

His slide collection includes thousands of images of different industry types from the United States, Canada, Mexico, and England.  The archive is growing all the time, interested people can already search it by industry type or keyword.  Check it out!

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