The Vanishing Electonic database provides two searching Methods
to allow users to select the method that best fits their search criteria.
Each searching style has the ability to truncate when searching by use of
the asterisk (*) character.
Keyword: Locates records which include your search terms in the title,
description, city, county, and subject fields of the image description.
Subject: Locates records which include your search terms among the
individuals, corporate bodies, geographic areas, or the topics that the image treats.
For the project a limited number of subjects have been assigned. To see a list of
the available subjects, please browse the subject indices.
City: Locates records containing your search terms in the city field.
For images associated with areas outside a city, the name of the closest city or
town is recorded in this field.
County: Locates records for images associated with the county that
matches your search term.
Date: Locates records which include your search terms in the date area of
the record. Bear in mind that these dates are often approximate. For the purposes of
the database, the following date ranges have been associated with inexact dates.
| Decades (e.g. 1930s)||1930-1939|
Mid decade (e.g. mid 1930s)
Early decade (e.g. early 1930s)
Late decade (e.g. late 1930s)
Early century (e.g. early 1800s)
Mid century (e.g. mid 1800s)
Late century (e.g. late 1800s)
Description: Locates records which include your search terms in the narrative
description of the image. The description is based upon information gathered during the
interviews conducted by Georgia Department of Archives and History staff while acquiring
the images. The staff has verified and supplemented the descriptions when possible.
Image number: Locates records which include your search terms in the locally
assigned image number. The identification numbers indicate in which county Georgia
Department of Archives and History staff received an image and are not chronological.
Image type: Locates records for images whose original format matches your
search terms. Image types include photograph, painting, engraving, etching, lithograph,
drawing, daguerrotype, ambrotype, tintype, stereograph, and postcard. The majority of
the images found in the database fall into the photograph category.
Photographer: Locates images whose creator, either an individual or studio,
matches your search terms. The photographer or artist is unknown for many of the images.
Limited authority control has been performed on the entries in this field.
Title: Locates records which include your search terms in the title field.
The title is either a caption printed on the image or is one supplied during cataloging.
Titles created for the project include a brief description including the city, county
and date if known.