2232Re: [tr-m] Re: TR Cartoon project
- Jun 30, 2009This might sound like an off-the-wall suggestion - but two sources you might want to try for additional cartoons.1. Believe it or not, Canterbury Ales in Oyster Bay. The owner has a collection of TR cartoons on the wall - he might let you photograph them.2. Check with Peter Scanlan - rosepark@... - he deals in TR memorabilia.Hope this helps.Linda----- Original Message -----From: John OlsenSent: Tuesday, June 30, 2009 1:56 PMSubject: [tr-m] Re: TR Cartoon project
First of all, it is GREAT to hear from you:):) How are you doing? I think about you fairly often and send prayers your way.
Secondly, it seems that I will have to resort to taking digital images. I was told that scanning was far superior to digital photos in terms of getting the highest quality image which is important when having images posted on a website.
Through trial and error, I am learning a few tricks about taking the best pictures I can. I truly admire the images of these magazines that can be found at www.harpweek. com and www.theodore- roosevelt. com (The Almanac of Theodore Roosevelt). They are very crisp.
The scanning technology is out there but with library budgets getting hammered right now it will likely be a few years before they will be able to purchase the type of scanners suitable for my project.
In the near future, I will send some of the images I already have and you can give me your opinion on them.
All the best,
--- In tr-m@yahoogroups. com, "Rogina L. Jeffries" <RoginaJ@... > wrote:
> What about digital photos?
> From: tr-m@yahoogroups. com [mailto:tr-m@yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of John
> Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2009 1:33 PM
> To: tr-m@yahoogroups. com
> Subject: [tr-m] TR Cartoon project
> I have begun an ambitious Theodore Roosevelt project which is already
> running into some roadblocks. My project is to create a website dedicated to
> cartoons related to Theodore Roosevelt. I will likely call it something like
> I am starting with cartoons from Puck and Judge. I have yet to learn of
> anyone or any organization that has indexed cartoons from these two
> magazines. I have also discovered that virtually no public library or
> university library has a complete collection of Puck and Judge Magazine.
> There is some sort of digital collection of Puck Magazine available through
> a service called ProQuest that at present I do not know how to gain access
> to. I doubt that these images are in color anyways.
> Considering the influence these magazines had at the time of their
> publication and the incredible lithograph cartoons featured on the covers
> and centerfolds of these magazines, I thought it would be a significant
> contribution to the study of Theodore Roosevelt to preserve these in a
> digital format and make them accessible to the public.
> Unfortunately, the library with the best collection I have found, the New
> York State Library does not have a color scanner large enough to even scan
> the full page of the covers let alone the centerfolds. So, I have begun an
> effort to contact Google books to see if they might be interested in such a
> project. Supposedly, they have the best scanning technology available that
> compensates for large bound volumes without doing any damage.
> I am still looking for sources of funding for this enormous project as well
> as any guidance into how I could overcome my present obstacles especially
> finding a library with the necessary scanning technology as well as a
> significant collection of both magazines. Any and all help would be greatly
> John Olsen
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