Hackathon Collaborative Collection--February 2015

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Hackathon Collaborative Collection--February 2015




Collaborative collection created by participants of Auburn University Omeka Hackathon held in February 2015. The collection's theme is "Transportation".


AU Libraries Omeka Hackathon participants


Auburn University Libraries




All digital objects in this collection should be public domain or Creative Commons-licensed.

Collection Items

1880: Unidentified woman on a camel
A woman in a long dress, jacket and a large picture hat is sitting side-saddle on a camel. The camel's bridle and the houdah are adorned in an oriental style with tassels and pompoms. An open sided tent can be seen in the background. ca. 1880

1886: Biking across town
James Irvine (II) and Harry Baechtel rode bikes from San Fernando to Irvine Ranch. Picture was taken in Santa Ana.

1887: Bicycling
Woman, on tricycle followed by men on high-wheelers.

1890s: Ships in the Harbor, Naples, Italy
Ships in harbor at Naples, Italy. ca. 1890-1900

1895: Frances E. Willard learning to ride a bicycle.
Image on page 56 of Frances E. Willard's book entitled: A wheel within a wheel

1900s: Buses in front of high school in South Texas
This picture shows two school buses parked in front of a high school building in Brownsville, Texas between 1900 and 1920.

1900s: Child seated in toy cart
Early twentieth century photograph of a Mobile, Alabama, child seated in a toy cart.

1902: Two men riding a three-wheeled hand-operated velocipede (also called a Handcar or draisine) on a railroad track.
Two men riding a three-wheeled hand-operated velocipede (also called a Handcar or draisine) on a railroad track. They are conducting a level survey in Oklahoma's Indian Territory. Early mechanized level party with hand-velocipede. Observer riding…

1912: Front page of The World, 16 April 1912, headlining the sinking of the Titanic
Front page newspaper article headlining the sinking of the Titanic. From The World newspaper.

1939: Indian Court Federal Building Golden Gate International Exposition
This poster was created for the Indian Court exhibit at the Golden Gate International Exposition in San Francisco, CA. It depicts an antelope hunt and its style is similar to that used in Navajo art works. This poster was created as part of the…

1939: They like winter in New York State: the state that has everything
This poster was created to promote winter tourism in New York State. It depicts a man and woman cross-country skiing. Both are wearing blue snowsuits, red scarves, red-and-white striped mittens and socks, and brown shoes. A snow-covered hill is shown…

1942: Bus for US: We've parked our car to win the War
This poster shows a man and woman, dressed in winter overcoats and waiting at a bus stop. The man is also wearing a fedora hat and gloves, and the woman is wearing a headscarf, mittens, bobby socks, and saddle oxford shoes. This World War II poster…

1942-11-08: In Our Opinion radio program: roundtable discussion of gasoline rationing in Detroit
This sound recording captures a radio discussion of gasoline rationing in the Detroit, Michigan area, and its effect on war workers and war production. The speakers heard are John R. Richards, Supervisor of Gas Rationing, Office of Price…

1942: Liberty for all Keep 'em flying
Poster showing Statue of Liberty, aircraft carrier, and bi-planes in flight. ca.1941-1943

1943: Is your trip necessary? Needless travel interferes with the war effort
This poster shows a group of civilian and military travelers crowded into a railway car. Many have grim or unhappy expressions on their faces. This World War II poster was intended to influence viewers to curtail unnecessary travel so that scarce…

1943: Millions of troops are on the move: is your trip necessary?
This poster shows a large crowd of soldiers in front of several railway cars. This World War II poster was intended to influence viewers to curtail unnecessary travel so that scarce transportation resources could be used for war purposes.

1944: If your baby must travel in wartime
This pamphlet gives advice to mothers traveling with babies and small children. Most of the information regards train travel but there are sections on bus and car travel as well. The pamphlet's advice assumes that the mother has no adults traveling…

1945: Me travel? Not this summer: vacation at home
This poster shows a man sitting in a chair, next to a jug of lemonade, with an electric fan blowing on him. The man is in his shirtsleeves and wearing slippers. He is smoking a pipe and has a newspaper in his lap. His dog is curled on the floor next…

1952: Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo
An unidentified man sits behind the wheel of a 1952 MG automobile, the pace car for that year's Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo Championship Stock Car Race. The photo was taken August 4 at the United Fruit Company's waterfront warehouse. The vessel…

1955/2000s: Rosa Parks bus
This is the bus Rosa Parks was riding when she was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama on December 1, 1955. At the time, Jim Crow laws in Alabama demanded that seating on buses be racially segregated. Ms.…

2005: Heber Valley Railroad, Heber Creeper
Heber City Utah's Heber Creeper, No. 618 Steam Locomotive

2005: Morning Ride on the Brown Line
Northbound on Chicago's Brown Line

2006: Gorch Fock
The Gorch Fock is a tall ship of the German Navy (Deutsche Marine). She is the second ship of that name and a sister ship of the Gorch Fock built in 1933. Both ships are named in honour of the German writer Johann Kinau who wrote under the pseudonym…

2007: Sailboat in Storm
Sailboat right before a storm hits in the North Sea, showing the potential danger of relying on this kind of transportation

2008: CTA Train Map
Chicago Transit Authority local rail transit map showing stops and connections between lines including downtown inset.

2008: Michigan Central Station [3]
Black and white photograph of Michigan Central Station in Detroit, Michigan, 2008.

2010: Hanse Sail – Kogge Ubena von Bremen
A cog (or cog-built vessels) is a type of ship that first appeared in the 10th century, and was widely used from around the 12th century on. Cogs were generally built of oak, which was an abundant timber in the Baltic region of Prussia. This vessel…

2011: Bob the street cat on a bus
According to the photographer: "A somewhat unusual passenger on the 73 bus; he sat in his seat, washing himself matter-of-factly, as if it were a perfectly normal place for a cat to be." Bob the ginger cat is the companion of James Bowen, who is a…

2011: Classic double decker London bus
The Old Routemaster buses are definitely an icon of London transportation. They are the buses where you could jump on and off at the back. There was a ticket inspector to sell you a ticket onboard from a machine they had hung round their neck, and…

Images of life on a larger sailing boat, with a youth group that is learning how to set sail, clean the ship and other necessary tasks.

2013: Bus spotting in Sri Lanka
This picture shows a woman waiting at a local bus stop in Sri Lanka as seen from the bus stand. There is a mirror on the inside of the bus stand usually used by ladies on their way to work in the morning. A young man in the bus stand can be seen in…

2015: CTA Elevated Inbound Train
CTA train on the El entering the Loop on a winter morning.

Michigan Central Station [1]
Black and white photograph of Michigan Central Station, Detroit, Michigan. Date and creator unknown. From the Historic Detroit description: "MCS and the sheds / Photo from the Detroit Free Press Archives"

Union Terminal, Cincinnati [1]
Aerial photograph of Union Terminal in Cincinnati, Ohio. Date and creator unknown. From the Metro Cincinnati description: "The now-demolished concourse is shown at the upper right, and is now the site of an intermodal rail yard. A new concourse for…

Union Terminal, Cincinnati [2]
Black and white photograph of the Women's Lounge in the Union Terminal in Cincinnati, Ohio. Date and creator unknown. From the Cincinnati Museum Center description: "Union Terminal opened in March of 1933, nine months ahead of schedule. Described as…

Viking ships were marine vessels of particular designs used and built by the Vikings during the Viking Age. The boat-types were quite varied, depending on what the ship was intended for, but they were generally characterized as being slender and…
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