First Time Users. Basic Search Procedures
The only way of approaching the photographs on this web site is by doing a SEARCH.Proper Names (of persons depicted)
The reference numbers of individual photographs
Click "Search" on the main menu bar at the
top of the "Welcome" screen.
Read the conditions which apply to the use of this web site,
and click "I agree".
This brings you to the Search Command Screen
on this screen you can start a search by choosing to search
Proper Names, Institutions and Photographer/Photo Studios are
arranged as simple alphabetical lists.Click on the first letter of the surname of the person you need (proper names and photographers) or the first letter of the institutional name. Please note, however, that "umlauts" (the German signs ä, ö, ü) come at the end of the alphabetical order. After "Byssig" comes "Bähler", for instance.
Themes and places are arranged in hierarchical lists.
The white field for reference numbers is intended to help you
find a photograph again quickly when you have found this information
during an earlier search.
When you have chosen a search criteria by clicking on it, you
may return automatically to the "Search" - or you
may have to click on "confirm".
The "Search" shows you what search criteria you have
chosen ("Your search request"). It offers you the
"Show results" immediately
Narrow your search criteria by adding (new) criteria with "AND"
Extend your search criteria by adding new criteria with "OR".
Nullify the last criteria you entered ("undo last selection").
Start a new search ("reset selection")
"Show Results" leads you to the "Search Results"
screen. This tells you how many pictures your search has found,
and offers them to you in alphanumerical order of reference
number, in blocks of 10.
From each block of 10 pictures you can proceed to the next block
of 10, ("next page"), return to the previous block
of 10 or go back to the "Search".
Each picture is shown with brief catalogue information including
its catalogue reference number and a translation of the original
Each picture offers you 3 larger sizes of resolution which
you can call up by clicking on the size you want - "open
in......" (Remember that the larger the resolution the
longer it takes to get the picture on your screen). (Are these
enlargements always on a second screen?And how do you get
rid of them?)
Each picture also offers you access to the full cataloguing
information ("master information") (click on "more
Each picture is part of an "entity" - an album,
for instance, or a file. Knowing which entity a picture belongs
to can help you assess its importance. Click on "Entity
information" to get basic catalogue information on the
entity "entity information" screen.
If you want to see the contents of each entity, presented in
the same way as your other search results in blocks of 10 pictures
with outline information, click "Consult entity".