Internal:Library Lab/Washingtonian photos

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This project seeks to digitize photographs from the Washingtonian special collections and make them available online.

A module for this could also be made generic, allowing people to bring their own photos in for scanning.


  • portable usb hard drive and/or large flash drives
  • scanner [1]
  • laptop or computer
  • software: GIMP
  • cart


  • scan to hard drive or flash drive
  • upload them to staging area (
  • populate metadata, check copyright status
  • then to Wikimedia Commons


  • The Washington Post holds copyright of all Washington Star photographs
  • Washington, D.C. Historical Image Collection contains 15,000 images, 1880-1940 and some earlier dated

==Further reading==c