iSee Gateshead was a two year project (2005-2007) to digitise images from Gateshead's Local Studies' photograph collection. The project was funded by a £50,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Gateshead's photograph collection includes over 10,000 images of the Gateshead Borough from the 1860s onwards and provides a unique snapshot of everyday life, work, and leisure. The collection forms a unique social and political history of Gateshead, its people and its surroundings.
Project staff and volunteers digitised and researched over 5000 images from the project. Although the project has officially ended, volunteers have continued to work with the collection, scanning and adding more images each week.
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