World Archives Project: UK, Historical Photographs

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This collection consists of 50,000 print photographs with descriptions from the Hulton Historical Collection now held at Getty Images.

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Project Instructions This collection consists of 50,000 print photographs with descriptions from the Hulton Historical Collection now held at Getty Images. Photographs will have two sides. The side that contains the actual picture will be classified as the "Photo Front" formtype. No information will be keyed from these images. The side that contains printed or hand-written descriptions will be classified as "Photo Back" formtype. Picture date, picture place, title, caption, reference number(s), collection name, and any names found should be keyed from the image when available.

What Names Should I Key? Key any names found on the "Photo Back" form type. Names will usually appear within the caption, but may be found in other locations within the image as well.

Warning: Some images may contain disturbing content.


Project Form Types and Field Helps
Photo Back
Photo Front
Cover page, Section header, etc.
Image with no data


Photo Back

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Choose 'Photo Back' for images that contain descriptions or other information of photos.

Photo Back Keying Instructions

Prefix

Key any titles before the given name, such as "Dr," "Mr," or "Mrs," as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance.

Note: If more than one name appears on an image, key each name to its own record. All other information, such as caption, headline, date, and reference number, should be keyed to the first record only.

Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Initials may be separated with periods, if periods are found on the image, but initials should otherwise be separated with a space. If there are multiple primary individuals, each should be keyed on a separate record.

Note: If more than one name appears on an image, key each name to its own record. All other information, such as caption, headline, date, and reference number, should be keyed to the first record only.

Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance.

Note: If more than one name appears on an image, key each name to its own record. All other information, such as caption, headline, date, and reference number, should be keyed to the first record only.

Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III," following the surname of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance.

Note: If more than one name appears on an image, key each name to its own record. All other information, such as caption, headline, date, and reference number, should be keyed to the first record only.

Photo Day

Key the day in its numerical form from the photo date. If the date appears as a range, key the range into the field. The photo date may appear in the box labeled "H" or "Key Subject," or at the end of the picture caption. Please see image examples for further clarification.

Photo Month

Key the month as an abbreviation from the photo date using the dictionary provided for assistance. Only key abbreviations into the month field; do not key numbers. The photo date may appear in the box labeled "H" or "Key Subject," or at the end of the picture caption. Please see image examples for further clarification.

Photo Year

Key the year in its numerical form from the photo date. If the date appears as a range, key the range into the field. The photo date may appear in the box labeled "H" or "Key Subject," or at the end of the picture caption. Please see image examples for further clarification.

Photo Place

Key the photo place as seen on the record. Picture place may be found at the top of the image, or in the body of the description. Do not key non-geographical locations, such as roads, airports, or residences into the photo place field. Please see image examples for further clarification.

Title

Key the title as seen on the image. Titles will usually appear directly above a caption and may have all capital letters, be underlined, or have surrounding quotation marks. Please see image examples for further clarification.

Note: If only one block of text appears, key as a title.

Caption

Key the caption as seen on the image. Special care should be taken in insuring that the capitalization keyed matches the capitalization seen on the record. The keying tool will automatically make the first letter of every word a capital. Leaving captions keyed this way should be avoided. Please see image examples for further clarification.

Note: Key captions written in English, when available. If no English caption is available, key the caption in the language it appears as seen.

Photographer Code

Key the photographer code as seen on the record. The photographer code is usually a four-letter code found in the top right corner of the caption. In some cases, it may also include numbers. Please see image examples for further clarification.

Reference Number 1

Key the first reference number as seen on the image. Reference numbers will often be found in the top right corner of the image, and may begin with "H," "GPA," "Top," or something similar. Key any letters or symbols that appear before the reference number. Do not key numbers contained in barcodes. Please see image examples for further clarification.

Reference Number 2

Key the second reference number as seen on the image. Reference numbers will often be found in the top right corner of the image, and may begin with "H," "GPA," "Top," or something similar. Key any letters or symbols that appear before the reference number. Do not key numbers contained in barcodes. Please see image examples for further clarification.

Reference Number 3

Key the third reference number as seen on the image. Reference numbers will often be found in the top right corner of the image, and may begin with "H," "GPA," "Top," or something similar. Key any letters or symbols that appear before the reference number. Do not key numbers contained in barcodes. Please see image examples for further clarification.

Collection Name

Key the name of the collection as seen on the image. The collection name will usually be stamped on the bottom half of the image. or following the keyword "Collection." Collection names will usually be "Fox" or "Hulton," however, other collection names such as "Spencer Arnold," and "Topical Press" may also appear. If "H" appears stamped in the corner, and no other collection name appears, please key collection name as "Hulton." If multiple collection names appear, please key all collection names present, separated by a comma. Please see image examples for further clarification.

Card Image Samples



Photo Front

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Choose 'Photo Front' for images of pictures or illustrations.

Image Samples



Cover page, Section header, etc.

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Use the “Cover page, Section header, etc” type for images that don’t contain any data, but might be interesting to look at because they provide some type of context for the image set. For instance, historical notes, affidavits, and so forth.

Image Samples



Image with no data


Use the “Image with no data” type for images that don’t contain any data or any useful context that might be interesting for someone to look at. For instance, an image containing only the blank background or an image with a microfilm target on it.