Cushman thoroughly documented nearly every photograph he
took in notebooks, which we have digitized. There are 25
notebooks arranged roughly in chronological order available for
You will be able to page backwards and fowards through the notebooks, one page at a time.
You will also be able to view rolls of images described in the notebook pages.
Select a Notebook
Select from the list the notebook of interest. You'll
see a unique notebook identification number, C213.xx, followed by
the date spans as written on the cover of Cushman's notebooks
(see example below).
Understanding the Notebooks
Cushman kept rather consistent documentation of his photographs.
On the top of most notebook pages, you'll see the roll number
and year (e.g. 5-38) along with a note corresponding to the
location(s) the photos were taken.
Then on each line, he listed the frame number and a brief description,
which may or may not include camera setting information.
Cushman labeled his earlier rolls (1938-1940) with letters rather than numbers.
So you may see "Film A, September 3,4 1938" noted on top of the page.
We converted those alphabetical roll references to numerals so
Film A, 1938 is represented as 1-38; Film B, 1938 as 2-38 and so on.
The first image you'll see is the notebook cover.
Use the pagination links, previous (<<) and
next (>>) to turn the pages of the notebook.
Viewing Rolls within Notebooks
that most notebook pages have
associated Roll Numbers linked so that you can view the images described on that page.
Please note that you may find the same Roll Number linked in different notebooks.
Conversely, rolls are documented across pages so multiple
roll numbers can be linked from one notebook page.