Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
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William L. Clements Library 
909 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190

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Tracy Gierada 
The Clements Library 

Discover Series:
Bird's-Eye Views of America

Merging the Old and the New

Between 1850 and 1900 panoramic depictions of towns and cities were very popular in America. UM School of Information student Corey Schmidt will describe his project to catalog and digitize these bird’s-eye views and also to create an online interactive map. Director of the Clements Library Kevin Graffagnino will discuss the significance of these unique nineteenth-century depictions of communities throughout the United States. Participants will also have an opportunity to view several original bird’s-eye views from the Clements Library collection.