Welcome to GIGI: The AAS Digital Image Archive

Browse the Image Archive

Please note:

  • For the most robust searching, please use the AAS General Catalog (many records there will have links to images inside GIGI).
  • Images will download as JPGs.
  • If you would like an image file for reproduction/publication purposes, or you need a higher-resolution than is freely available via GIGI, please email the Society's Reproductions Department at reproductions [at] mwa [dot] org

What's in GIGI?

  • GIGI includes over 175,000 image files of historic material from all of the Society’s collections.
  • See What's in GIGI for more detailed information.

About GIGI

  • GIGI, the American Antiquarian Society's digital asset database, is a storage and retrieval system for the Society's digitally-created collections and surrogates.
  • GIGI is an acronym for Graphic Interface of Gathered Images.
  • The system was first implemented in April of 2011, and was redesigned for 2021 with generous support from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.
  • GIGI was named in honor of the Society’s Curator Emerita of Graphic Arts, Georgia "Gigi" Barnhill, who retired in 2012. Before digitization, whenever researchers needed a particular illustration or image to advance or augment their work, the phrase, “go ask Gigi” was offered as the solution!

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