Image Output Details

The following indicates the typical image output for high resolution images created by the MHS:

Original two-dimensional item is 8.5” x 14” or smaller
RGB, TIFF, 600 dpi
Maximum size- 122 MB, 5100 x 8400 pixels

Original two-dimensional item is between 8.5” x 14” and 12” x 17”
RGB, TIFF, 400 dpi
Maximum size-93 MB, 4800 x 6800 pixels

Original shot on 4” x 5” color transparency film, scan made from transparency
RGB, TIFF, 1200 dpi
Maximum size- 82 MB, 4800 x 6000 pixels

Images made on the copy-stand with digital 35mm camera:
RGB, TIFF, 300 dpi
Maximum size- 46 MB, 4928 x 3264 pixels

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The First Reconstruction: Black Politics in America from the Revolution to the Civil War

17May 5:30PM 2021
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It may be difficult to imagine that a consequential black electoral politics evolved in the United States before the Civil War, for as of 1860, the overwhelming majority ...

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Confronting Racial Injustice: The War on Drugs in Massachusetts: The Racial Impact of the School ...

19May 6:00PM 2021
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In the 1980s, Massachusetts embraced the War on Drugs, enacting harsh mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenses. It took decades to confront the reality ...

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Of Thee I Sing: The Contested History of American Patriotism

26May 5:30PM 2021
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When we talk about patriotism in America, we tend to mean one form: the version captured in shared celebrations like the national anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance. But ...

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Join us for a program this week! Here is a look at what is going on: - Tuesday, 29 January, 5:15 PM: Better Teaching through Technology, 1945-1969, with Victoria Cain, Northeastern ...

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Like so many good stories here at the Historical Society, it began with a reference question. Jeremy Belknap, hunting through his sources, asked Vice President John Adams for some help. Belknap, the ...

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