Gado Images is a San Francisco based company that works with archives worldwide to help them digitize and monetize their visual history. Our partner collections include Johns Hopkins University, the Afro American Newspapers, Silicon Valley Historical Association, and Stuart Lutz Historic Documents. Through partnerships with leading media organizations including Getty Images, Alamy, and Universal Images Group, we distribute our archivesâ content to twenty-plus marketplaces around the world.
In celebration of Black History Month, Gado Images’ research staff handpicked some of our best archival and contemporary editorial content providing extensive coverage of African American History topics. Our images cover topics ranging fromÂ pre-historyÂ throughÂ slaveryÂ and theÂ Civil War, into theÂ civil rights movement,Â African-American artists and entertainersÂ of the 20th century, all the way up to modern movements likeÂ Black Lives Matter.
The images come from some of the top African American History archives worldwide. Specific collections include more thanÂ 11,000 images from the Afro American Newspapers, as well asÂ moreÂ than 600 portraits of African-American life at the turn of the centuryÂ from Johns Hopkins University, entertainment images from theÂ Clarence Gatson collection, and a variety of materials from ourÂ Smith Collection. We also have a small but important collection ofÂ footage documenting African-American life since the 1950s.
Gado Images has gathered a unique gallery inspired by the recent film Hidden Figures, documenting African Americans in STEM fields, from George Washington Carver to the present day. You can see all our images of African-Americans in STEM fields here: http://www.gettyimages.com/collaboration/boards/VP1n3olOvUuaToD6HGu0Pw
In addition to our African American History content, Gado Images has unique materials from a variety of partners, as well as our own archive in San Francisco. Our collections have strong coverage of science, medicine and technology, 20th century Americana, and the Vietnam War. Our staff is available to field research requests, and we can generally turn around requests in as little as 24 hours. If we donât have a particular artifact in one of our collections, we can often even acquire the artifact for a request, digitize it at our lab in San Francisco, and have imagery available within one week. All of our research services are free of charge.
For specific research requests for Black History Month and beyond, please donât hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.
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