About the Image Archives

Browse the Image Archives (separate site) –

The Image Archives include photos and postcards of buildings and streets in the Hopewell Valley region, starting with Hopewell Borough, Pennington, and Titusville / Washington Crossing.

Some images are scanned / photographed from historic books and postcards (around 1900), and therefore out of copyright in the U.S. Many images were kindly contributed by local authors, photographers, local history enthusiasts, and postcard collectors. See Acknowledgements for contributors.

Thanks also to the Washington Crossing Card Collectors Club (WC4), for bringing together postcard collectors in the Delaware Valley region of eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey.


Image Reference Guides

Printable guide (PDF), organized by chronology, and listing sources.

 

Image Digital Archives – Explore Files

The Image Archives are hosted on a separate site. You can browse by town, view individual images and slideshows, and search by name (including street, address, year, and description).

The files are named by street address and year for convenient searching and sorting. This makes it easy to compare images along the same street, at the same address in different years, or from different sources. See the Images Gallery (PDF) for more information on the file naming convention.

Using the Image Archives

Summary of features, controls, and interlaces for the different types of pages (albums, galleries, slide show, and individual images).

The interface works the same on computer desktops and tablet devices. On smaller smartphone screens, you can use the alternate mobile interface, or switch to the Desktop interface (and increase the image sizes to see the file name captions).

Features

  • Explore albums (by town), and galleries of images (by album, or from search)
  • Search images using multiple strings in the file name
  • View individual images, and step previous / next
  • View images as a slideshow
  • Select desired image size to display (does not scale to fit window)
  • Download original full-size images
  • Click on menus to jump to specific albums or related pages
  • Click on text fields as links to associated gallery, albums, etc.

About Searching

Search for specific images using the information in the file name. Enter one or more strings to match in the name, with a full match or partial matches. Enter a “-” (in quotes) to match at the beginning or end of a field.

  • Search by street name: “Columbia” (or “Delaw” for Delaware Ave.)
  • Search by year: “190” (as a prefix)
  • Search by source: “hhh” book, or combination “hhh Broad”
  • Search for street address with trailing dash: “29- east broad”
  • Search for streetscape views along streets from intersections: “ss_”
  • Use quotes and a leading dash to specify year or address prefixes:
    [“-191”] for 1910’s, [broad “-02”] for addresses in the 20’s

About the Menus

Top Banner

  • “Hopewell Valley History Project – Image Archives”
  • Click “Hopewell Valley History Project” to return to main site

Menu Bar (Albums and Gallery)

  • Jump to album, documentation, main site – and search
  • Albums – Click to select an album (or “Albums” for the Home Albums page)
    • Menu shows the available albums and associated number of photos
  • Links – Click for related information
    • All Albums – Return to the Home Albums page
    • About the Image Archives – Show the Image Archives page on the main site
    • Image Archives Documentation (PDF) – Display Image Galley Reference Guide
    • Main Site – Return to the Hopewell Valley History Project main page
  • Search – Type search text and press Enter
    • Search results page shows gallery of matching images, with count
    • Enter multiple strings with spaces to match all terms (e.g., “Broad pc 190”)

About the Pages

Albums Page [Home]

  • Show thumbnails of the available albums, with associated number of photos
  • Click an album to view a gallery of images of that town
    • (Hopewell Boro, Pennington, Titusville / Washington Crossing)
  • Click Display All Photos (3×3 dots on right) to see a gallery of all images in all albums

Gallery Page

  • Show thumbnails of all images in the selected album, or all images, or search results
  • Sorted by file name (e.g., street, number, year, etc.)
  • Heading shows album name and count
    • Click Home to return to Albums page
  • Click a thumbnail to display the page for that image
  • Display icons (right)
    • Click Sort (AZ) to sort in different ways
    • Click Size to select larger or smaller Photo sizes
    • Click Play (triangle) to display a slide show of the image gallery

Slide Show Page

  • Show slide show of consecutive images, or step previous / next
  • Menu bar – Shows image name and number (on right)
    • Click “[stop the slideshow]” to exit
  • Play controls (right)
    • Click Previous / Next arrows for adjacent image, toggle between Play / Pause
  • Click on image – Left / right sides for Previous / Next, top to stop slideshow

Image Page

  • Show individual images – Resize, download, step previous / next, slideshow
  • Menu Bar – Shows album name and image name and number (on right)
    • Click Home or album name to return to album pages
  • Left display icons
    • Click Size to select larger or smaller Photo sizes
    • Click Play (triangle) to display a slide show of the image gallery
    • Click Download (disk) to download the full-size original image
  • Play controls (right)
    • Click Previous/ Next arrows for adjacent image, Up to return to the gallery
  • Details box – (Bottom/side depending on layout) – With file and album name
    • Preview Previous / Next image – Click to display
  • Click on image – Left / right sides for Previous / Next, top to stop slideshow