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We owe our sincere thanks to our many colleagues at Dumbarton Oaks who have helped make this project possible, especially:

Shalimar White, Manager of the Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA), Rona Razon, Archives Specialist of ICFA, and Clare Moran and Alyssa Murphy, former ICFA interns, whose expertise and insight aided our research and implementation.

William J. Harper, ICFA intern and Master's Candidate at Koç University, Department of Archaeology and the History of Art, for lending his expertise in Ottoman art and architecture.

Sharon Ke, Sara Wendell, Erica Abbey, and Luiza deCamargo, former ICFA interns, who digitized the ICFA Artamonoff negatives.

Michael Sohn, Web and Graphic Designer, and Prathmesh Mengane, Database Specialist, whose technical prowess made this site possible.

Sarah Burke, Special Projects and Reference Librarian, who introduced us to the Omeka interface that built this site, and whose experience with the software guided us.

Lawrence Butler, former Dumbarton Oaks Fellow, whose 1985 report sparked our interest in Artamonoff and guided our research.

We also offer our gratitude to those individuals and organizations that aided us in our research of this collection and photographer, especially:

Evgeni Vernigora and Tatyana Thilmany, who knew the photographer personally and gave life to our most interesting character.

David Hogge, Archivist at the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

Carrie Hintz, Archivist, and Tara Craig, Reference Services Supervisor, at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library in the Butler Library of Columbia University. David Ortiz, Manager of the Digital Imaging Lab, and Erik Sommers, Customer Order Clerk in the Columbia Libraries Preservation Department. Bill W. Santin, Senior Student Service Representative at the Columbia University Office of the Registrar.

Lynne Prevot, Director of the Office of the Board of Trustees of Robert College of Istanbul.

John R. Chandler, Headmaster, Leyla Aktay, Development Director, and Zeynep Gözüsülu, Archivist at Robert College.

Anja Slawisch, Curator of the Fotothek of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) Istanbul.

Refik Akyüz at the Geniş Açı Project Office (GAPO).

Ludmilla Gordon, Former Dumbarton Oaks Library acquisitions librarian, and Dr. Natalia Teteriatnikov, former curator of ICFA.

Cecil Lee Striker, Byzantinist and retired History of Art Professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

Molly Van Nice, artist and daughter of Robert Van Nice.

Finally, many thanks to the Omeka Developer Team at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, who always answered our queries promptly and informatively, and Adam Crymble, who designed the theme from which we built our site.