Spring! A New PhillyHistory.org
is here, and the Inquirer loves it!
Have you noticed PhillyHistory's
new face? If you frequent the PhillyHistory.org search page,
you will notice that there are now more search
options, more view options and several
exciting new featured tools:
The 'Details' display for each photograph is now
easier to read (see
example here). Moreover, if you are interested in viewing photographs
that represent or contain a particular subject (e.g. 'Bridge', 'Horse',
'People') you can now search for photos by predetermined 'Topics'.
We are still building this search option, so check it on a regular
basis to see what photos we added to each Topic. Additionally, the
'Neighborhood' list is now much more extensive -- neighborhoods
are broken down into more specific, commonly recognized areas and
With the click of a button ('Share This Photo')
you can now e-mail any photo along with a message to a friend or
family member you want to surprise with a historic photo of their
neighborhood or of their house or school. Rather than searching
for your favorite photos every time you visit the site, you can
now add photos to your 'My Favorites' page and view them
again every time you log in to your PhillyHistory.org account.
And, if you are interested in finding photos taken near the one
you are currently viewing, simply click on the 'See Nearby Photos'
icon and a list of nearby photographs will be generated, along with
a map indicating where they were taken in relation to the photo
you are viewing.
The new version of PhillyHistory also includes features that
will enable multiple organizations to contribute material to a single
shared system in the future and features that will support other
media such as recordings, drawings, music, etc.
** Everybody is
nuts about PhillyHistory! Have you read the terrific
article recently published in the Philadelphia
Inquirer? Two full pages described wonderful stories about the
project and people like you, who love PhillyHistory. The
online version even has a slide show of "Then and Now"
photos. Check the article and make sure you have a look at the slide
show (the link is at the bottom of the article)!
We would love to know what images you have found
using the new features, and remember all the photos are for sale
for as little as $10! Please share your stories with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.