Osterhout Free Library
www.osterhout.lib.pa.us
District Center Wilkes-Barre Library District
71 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

Phone: (570) 823-0156
Reference direct dial (570) 821-1959
E-Mail: mail@osterhout.lib.pa.us








      

AP PHOTO ARCHIVE

 

Text Box: Accessible free of charge from any location with your Luzerne County Library card 
                                                     

The AP Photo Archive contains more than 500,000 current and historical photos and graphics and can be searched by date, place, and subject.  More than 800 photos are added to the archive daily. The AP Photo Archive is composed of four separate databases: Photos; Graphics; Audio; and Text.  The AP Photo Archive is part of POWER Library.  It can be accessed free of charge from the Osterhout Free Library webpage at www.osterhout.lib.pa.us.  Click on the POWER Library icon pictured above.  Type in the barcode number from the back of your Luzerne County Library System library card.

 

DATABASE DESCRIPTIONS

1.  Photo database contains the entire AP Photo Archive of over one million photographs with full captioned text. Intl Photos should be clicked to use this database

2.  Graphics database contains charts, tables, maps, graphs, logos, timelines, Spanish Graphics and “how-to” tips. Graphics should be clicked to use this database.

3.  Audio database contains a retrospective of over 4,500 hours of audio clips from the 1920’s to 48 hours ago.  Audio should be clicked to use this database.

4.  Text database contains associated press news stories and headlines.  Text should be clicked to use this database. 

HOW TO SEARCH
At the top of the screen there are three search fields:  What, When, and Where. A single field or combination of fields may be used to perform your search.  The search fields are not case sensitive and accept keywords. The words and, or, not, near, from, to can be used to help refine your search.

 

WHAT Field: Type in any name or any string of words to search for works adjacent to each other.

WHEN Field: This field is used for a time search.  Type in specific dates in numerical form as month/day/year

                       6/6/1944.

                        For today’s photos only enter today.

                        For yesterday’s photos only, enter yesterday.

For photos taken in the past week enter Monday, Tuesday, etc.

For specific date type in month and year as April 1952 or 9/11/2002.

For a single year or range of years enter 1862 or from 1945 to 1956 or from 1/15/1990 to 4/30/1990.

WHERE Field: Type in city, state, or country to search for a specific area.  Do not use abbreviations.
 

SPECIAL SEARCHES 

Colors:      Type desired color and :hue as purple:hue.

Concepts: Type the chosen concept and :concept as power:concept. 

Category:  Type your choice and :category as sports:category.

Photo type: Type your search term and a phototype selection and :phototype.   The selections are portrait, aerial, pattern, silhouette, vertical, or horizontal as FDR and portrait:phototype.  

Spanish Language Graphics: Type the keyword spangraph in the WHAT field followed by the word in Spanish you are searching for as spangraph and agua.  Graphics must be checked in the database selection on the left side of the screen.

Timeline: Type keyword timeline in the WHAT field followed by the subject area you are searching for as  

                 timeline and space shuttle.  Graphics must be checked in the database selection on the left side of the

                 search screen.

How toType the keyword apnh in the WHAT field followed by the home improvement project as apnh and drain

              Graphics must be checked in the database selection on the left side of the search screen.

Logo:    Type the keyword logo in the WHAT field as logo and NFL.  Graphics must be checked in the database

              selection on the left side of the search screen.

Index:  Type the keyword index in the WHAT field as index and consumer.  Graphics must be checked in the 

             database selection on the left side of the search screen.

House plans: Type the keyword hw in the WHAT field as hw.  Graphics must be checked in the database selection

                         on the left side of the search screen.

Speeches: Type speech in the WHAT field as speech and Nixon.  Audio must be checked in the database

                    selection on the left side of the search screen.

Anthems: Type the keyword anthem in the WHAT field as anthem and Canada.  Audio must be checked in the

                 database selection on the left side of the search screen.

Year in Sound:  Type the year in the WHAT field as 1984.  Audio must be checked in  the database selection on

                 the left side of the search screen.

Most Popular: Type a year in the WHAT field followed by most popular song or show as 1950 and most popular
                show
.  Audio must be checked in the database selection on  the left side of the search screen.

Sounds of the Century:  Type keywords sounds and century in the WHAT field as sounds and century.  Audio

                must be checked in the database selection on the left side of the search screen.  


PRINT or E-MAIL
 

Photos and graphics can be downloaded and printed or e-mailed.  Click on download and complete download. Right click on photo or graphic and choose print or e-mail. 

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