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Photo/Document Archive - Introduction


  • General: The Photo/Document Archive currently consists of 2075 digital images of scanned photographs, documents, objects, copies of digital images representing the life of FEBC, including images of events influencing its founding in 1945 to the present. Images are continually being added. Focus is presently upon images that document the first twenty years of FEBC's development, 1946 to about 1965.    

    Number of Images by Year:

    1934 1
    1936 2
    1937 1
    1939 6
    1940 2
    1941 5
    1942 2
    1943 2
    1944 2
    1945 4
    1946 37
    1947 70
    1948 132
    1949 126
    1950 150
    1951 79
    1952 67
    1953 88
    1954 58
    1955 44
    1956 27
    1957 23
    1958 48
    1959 65
    1960 107
    1961 76
    1962 25
    1963 19
    1964 17
    1965 57
    1966 10
    1967 14
    1968 30
    1969 39
    1970 34
    1971 15
    1972 28
    1973 24
    1974 10
    1975 31
    1976 8
    1977 12
    1978 6
    1979 11
    1980 22
    1981 3
    1982 11
    1983 6
    1984 4
    1985 34
    1986 11
    1987 2
    1988 10
    1989 4
    1990 17
    1991 2
    1992 9
    1993 1
    1994 14
    1995 9
    1996 8
    1997 8
    1998 15
    1999 11
    2000 33
    2001 29
    2002 51
    2003 22
    2004 5
    2005 35
    2006 19
    2007 45
    2008 7
    2009 2
    2010 4
    2011 2
    2012 5
    2013 1


    Number of images by country:

    Afghanistan 1
    Australia 9
    Cambodia 7
    Canada 3
    China 37
    Greece 4
    Hong Kong 32
    India 3
    Indonesia 27
    Japan 138
    Korea, South 58
    Laos 5
    Lebanon 5
    Macau 3
    Malaysia 5
    Mexico 2
    Mongolia 3
    Myanmar 5
    Paraguay 4
    Philippines 1122
    Russia 11
    Saipan (N. Marianas) 83
    Seychelles 4
    Singapore 19
    Taiwan 8
    Thailand 50
    United Kingdom 2
    USA 399
    Vietnam 26


  • How to search:  We have provided several ways to search the database:


    • Filters: Keywords represent general themes. The data can be filtered by one, two or all three filters.

    • Record ID: An image may be retrieved by individual ID number.


    • Word or Phrase: Words or phrases found in the descriptions. The search does not discriminate whole or partial words, or case; therefore "pin" will find "Pin," "pin," "opinion" or "Philippines," etc.


    • Predefined sets: Sets connect images related to specific events.


    • Note: If results are not consistent with search request, reset the search engine and try again.



  • How to download: 1)Left click on the thumbnail to get the larger image. 2)Right click on the larger image and then Save As...


  • Image quality:  The images on this site have been scanned or otherwise reproduced with computer screen quality in mind. Almost all images will be satisfactory for PowerPoint or other computer presentations. We can provide higher resolution for print publication purposes on request.

    The quality of the web images depends mostly on the quality of the source. Most images in this collection are scanned from first-generation prints or original negatives. Good black and white prints based on medium to large format negatives provide the best quality and tonal gradation. Kodachrome slides, even if 50 or more years old, provide the best color, but not as effective in low or artificial light. Ektachrome slides are prone to excessively high contrast and fading. Kodacolor negatives reproduce fairly well. Good color prints reproduce quite well also.

  • Main image file format and dimensions: The main image files are in .jpg format, generally between 400k and 1mb, the long side not exceeding about 1000px. These dimensions are exceeded where the images are of unusually high photographic value, or where high resolution is needed to read important details.






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