Photo of the Week: Unidentified Resort Hotel

Resort hotel building, ca. 1907. L1980-23_298, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library.

Can you name this unidentified resort hotel? It was taken about 1907 by C.J. French who was a surveyor in West Virginia and Virginia for the Norfolk and Western Railway.

Online photo sleuthing is one way archivists and other information seekers benefit from collaborative intelligence facilitated by Web 2.0 social software.   Additional information can be found in Joshua M. Avery’s The Democratization of Metadata:  Collective Tagging, Folksonomies and Web 2.0.

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