Stuart J. Whitmore

is creating the Floyd R. Whitmore Public Domain Photo Archive

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At this level, you are helping to pay infrastructure cost (Internet, electricity, etc.). You will have access to patron-only posts, which may include early access to photos of interest before they are added to the archive. If I seek input about the archive, you will be able to vote in polls that I post.
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At this level, you are helping keep the archive operational for the long term, including enabling upgrades to better and more reliable infrastructure. You will have access to patron-only posts, which may include early access to photos of interest before they are added to the archive. You will also have the option to have your name included in the list of patrons on the archive site (but you may request to not be listed there). If I seek input about the archive, you will be able to vote in polls that I post.
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About Stuart J. Whitmore

During the 20th Century, Floyd R. Whitmore was active in photography, capturing a wide variety of subjects on multiple continents and in a variety of cultures. When he passed away in 1988, his slides were stored at the home of his son and sole heir. In 2020, his son—my father—donated all of those works to the public domain to make them as widely available as possible.

I took on the task of digitizing that collection and making it available to the public in the Floyd R. Whitmore Public Domain Photo Archive. This is still a work in progress; with around 500 digitized slides in the archive as of mid-November 2020, I just finished scanning the first half of the first box of the collection. I have more boxes and slide trays that haven't even been opened yet!

Your support of this project will allow me to continue digitizing more material and, ideally, improve the online archive to make it more useful to anyone who might want to browse through and download these images. The archive has been a personal project, but I am not in a financial position to guarantee that it will remain available indefinitely.

As of the creation of this Patreon page, the archive is running on a Raspberry Pi using a thumb drive for storage, on an Internet connection not suited to hosting large files. The archive would be better served by more powerful and robust infrastructure. You can help make that happen with your pledges!
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