Occasionally, printed and illustrated Regional History Series books are published. In these cases, most chapters include photographs, drawings, maps, and sometimes charts to illustrate the subject. Chapters normally include between seven and 10 illustrations. The first text page of the chapter is always opposite a full page illustration that visually compliments the subject of the chapter. For example, a chapter that is biographical will normally begin with a portrait of the individual.
Each illustration must include a caption the describes the content of the image, the date, and the source. Captions should include relevant details that may not be stated in the chapter text.
Harry L. Standley in winter gear, undated. Standley was one of five charter members of the AdAmAn Club who first hiked to the summit of Pikes Peak on December 31, 1922. He photographed the annual pilgrimage until 1947. Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District (001-5254).
Illustration files must be excellent quality, uncompressed, eight bit grayscale TIF files. The image size must be no less than 5"x7" @ 300 pixels/inch (1500 x 2400 pixels). The file size will be about 4-5MB and may be too large to send as an email attachment.
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