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Canadian Photographer Offering U.S. History Archive to Classrooms

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A Canadian travel photographer with a passion for U.S. historic sites and presidential history is sharing his visual archive to allow students and teachers to illustrate their reports and classroom materials.

Jim Steinhart, a freelance journalist who has traveled extensively in the United States and abroad, is making his collection of professional-quality photos available on the Internet. The shots of presidential libraries, state capitols, museums, national park sites, and architectural features are free for limited use for educational purposes.

The photos are organized by state and subject. Under the subject of U.S. Presidential Homes and Libraries, for example, there are photos associated with every commander-in-chief. Shots include George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Va., home; Theodore Roosevelt’s inaugural site in Buffalo, N.Y.; and the Gerald R. Ford library in Ann Arbor, Mich.

“I’ve visited parts of the world that will be more and more difficult for kids to see because of environmental changes and political turmoil,” said the Toronto-based photographer, who has sold his work to textbook companies and magazines. Many of the photos were taken over the past four decades during his travels with his wife, Georgia Steinhart, a school psychologist.

“I want some posterity for my work,” Mr. Steinhart said, “but the truth is I’ve have had a lot of opportunities that I want to share with students.”

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Vol. 26, Issue 24, Page 15

Published in Print: February 21, 2007, as Canadian Photographer Offering U.S. History Archive to Classrooms
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