Photograph Collection

The Argyle Township Court House Archives has a very active photographic acquisition program. We actively seek out collections of identified photographs that pertain in some way to the history of the people, communities and institutions of the Municipality of Argyle.

We have a database which is used for describing photographs. We are able to search our database by subject (including surname & first name), by photographer, studio, nature of the photographic item (tintype, ambrotybe, etc.) and in some other ways as well.

We are willing to carry out searches for people, even amongst those photographic images not yet catalogued.

We are currently also making efforts to implement RAD (Rules for Archival Description) for our graphic holdings.

We post here some samples from our collection, along with their descriptions from our database to give users and potential users an idea of our holdings and the information usually contained on various photographs.