Looking for meticulously curated archives to browse through
June 20, 2014 5:14 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for archives of... things to look at and meander through. Things like those that I have seen of medieval manuscripts, engravings of pictures of businesses featured on receipts from the 1800s (? not sure of dates), and I guess other things of that ilk.
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Really old photos, paintings, things like that would work as well. I want to look at beautiful things in a collection, ideally with a nice interface featuring zoom and easy navigation. I want to explore.
So... what are your favorite archives? I am looking for things that are well-curated, and beautifully presented. I think maybe mostly old things might be what I'm after, but that factor is not required for me to enjoy them. Annotations would be great. I'm looking for things I wouldn't think of myself, really.
What archives / collections would you recommend? I'd be grateful to hear about lovely ones you have seen. I'm figuring a lot of these would be museum or library websites, but I'm not sure where to begin.