| Theo. Saxe (Plainview, Minnesota): Albumen |
print on Cabinet Card mount, circa 1895
Source: The Americant Museum of Photography
The American Museum of Photography is an award-winning Virtual Museum dedicated to educating, informing, and sharing great photographs with millions of Internet visitors world-wide. Exhibitions are drawn from the Museum's Collection, started by Wm. B. Becker more than 35 years ago. The Collection includes five thousand individual images, from the earliest daguerreotype portraits to the work of Ansel Adams. Each photograph has been chosen for its visual impact as well as for the importance of its content.
Visitors that find themselves at the Main Entrance are provided the opportunity to take a Virtual Guided Tour, explore Exhibitions, go behind the scenes into the museum’s Research Center, and make a stop at the various Museum Shops.
Museums and libraries have long been sources of learning, recreation and information for personal, family, educational and workplace purposes. However, the Internet, Web and other technologies have become an increasingly used source of information that some believe will largely replace their physical counterparts. On the other hand, some have speculated that the Internet and related technologies and services will actually enhance and increase museum and library use.
Researchers have completed the “IMLS National Study on the Use of Libraries, Museums and the Internet,” a study that delves into the use of libraries, museums and the Internet. The study concludes that “the amount of use of the Internet is positively correlated with the number of in-person visits to museums and has a positive effect on in-person visits to public libraries.”
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