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Browsing Basics

Links Make It Easy
Why think up search queries, when you can simply click on links to explore the Cushman Collection! Each browse option contains a menu page, either chronologically or alphabetically organized, that you can easily scan.

Number of Results
Next to each link, you will see the number of results that will be generated. Some links will generate only a few results while others can generate thousands.

For the larger sets, keep in mind that you can always refine your browse results in the Results page by using the search box provided. Just type a new term, select the "refine search" option and click the "Go!" button.

For example, if you browse Cityscape photographs, which has over 2,000 images, you can type "Chicago" in the refine search box found on the Results page to see cityscape images taken only in Chicago.

You can also use the Browse Suggestions provided to refine your result set by adding year, location, and/or subject facets.


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Browse by Genre

A small number of genre headings from the Thesaurus of Graphical Materials II: Genre and Physical Characteristic Terms (TGM II) were used to describe the Cushman Collection. Listed below are the genres used to describe the collection:

Abstract paintings

Photographs of paintings that focus on the interplay of light, line, and color, rather than on actual representation of the object captured.

Abstract photographs

Photographs that focus on the interplay of light, line, and color, rather than on actual representation of the object captured.

Aerial photographs

Photographs shot from a plane, helicopter, or other mode of air transportation.

Allegorical paintings

Photographs of paintings representing truths or generalizations about human existence by means of symbolic images.

Architectural photographs

Photographs of physical structures or buildings.

Cityscape photographs

General or broad views of cities and towns or sections of them, usually captured from an elevated or distant vantage point.

Ethnographic photographs

Photographs recording people and events representative of diverse ethnic groups and human cultures.

Glamour photographs

Photographs of physically attractive woman who are frequently attired in bathing suits.

Identification photographs

Photographs that provide identification of people, animals, and plants.

Landscape paintings

Photographs of paintings that represent general or broad views of natural scenery.

Landscape photographs

General or broad views of natural scenery, usually shot from an elevated or distant vantage point.

Marine paintings

Photographs of paintings depicting ships, shipbuilding, or harbors.

Marine photographs

Photographs depicting ships, shipbuilding, or harbors.

Night photographs

Photographs taken at night.

Panoramic views

Views that cover more area than usually can be seen in a single glance.

Portrait paintings

Photographs of paintings depicting individual people, especially of their faces.

Portraits

Photographs of individual people, especially of their faces, that are posed rather than candid.

Reproductions

Photographs of paintings or other works of art.

Seascapes

Photographs depicting large bodies of water that dominate the scene.

Self-portraits

Photographs of a person created by that same person.

Snapshots

Photographs recording personal remembrance of people, places, or occasions, captured without any artistic pretensions.

Still life paintings

Photographs of paintings that represent inanimate objects selected and arranged by the artist for a specific pictorial effect.

Views

Depictions of places and structures captured from a distance, and not necessarily intended to produce detailed information.


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