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Help on Searching Our Collections

Quick Search

Enter one or more words you wish to search for. For more specific results:

  • Search on a phrase - "65th Regiment"
  • Force the results to include a word +photograph
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Detailed Search

Through the Detailed Search page you can search on multiple pieces of information in combination. For example, you can see a list of all of the makers of objects on our website from the Maker field and can search on a range of years that objects were made using the Production Date start and end options.


We have selected groups of objects from our collections that relate to selected themes and points of interest. Click on the thumbnail to see the details of the related collection objects.

Browsing Search Results

On the search results pages you have several options for how you view the objects:

  • text list - basic object details in columns
  • image list - thumbnail image and basic identification details
  • lightbox - thumbnail grid
  • full detail - large image and all details of each object

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