"Photograph of a woman" in Daisie Miller Helyar Scrapbook, Item #162
I just ran across this fantastic resource. Thanks to Claudette for pointing me towards part of the Notable Women of Simmons series, particularly Daisy Miller Helyar's digitized scrapbook. I urge you to go look at it. Normally, I loathe scrapbooks. They are almost always on acidic material. The featured items are held in with equally bad glues or tapes, which don't always keep sticking after 50-100 years. Scanning and having a web exhibit is a brilliant solution.
This exhibit has several excellent features. I am in favor of the top scroll bar for the individual pages. The thumbnail makes it more interesting and does its job by giving you a general idea of what's on the page.
They didn't just stop at the scanned page. If you click on any individual part of the page, you get a closer image and the meta-data. Alternatively, the right side bar is another point of entry to the individual pieces.
The neat features just keep going on and on. Another section has a local map that shows where various items from the scrapbook originated. Yet another section provides lesson plans for teachers, separate plans from K-12.
I've imagined being able to provide a resource like this. Perhaps someday I can. In the meantime, I hope our readers visit Daisy's pages.