Negative Log Book Number 8, (76-1 to 76-19384)
About the Project
Help us unlock the Smithsonian's visual history by transcribing this log of 1976 photographs and help recover forgotten photography from our endlessly fascinating past!
The Smithsonian Institution has used photography to document artifacts, events, and exhibits for virtually its entire history. The body of work began in 1869 when Thomas William Smillie started the valuable photographic catalog. In 1971, the Smithsonian Photographic Services (SPS) was established, continuing the legacy of a century’s worth of photography. Its photographers brought the camera's power to the Smithsonian's unique set of museums, archives and research centers. Their handwritten record, captured in the “green logbooks,” documents about 3 million photographic negatives. Help us unlock the only “key” to these photographic collections.