Approximately 1,500 images from an ARTstor-sponsored photographic campaign for Canyonlights World Art Image Bank are now available to ARTstor users. These images focus on Spanish Colonial missions located along California’s El Camino Real.

Canyonlights and ARTstor are collaborating on the digitization and distribution of nearly 3,000 high-quality digital images from the rich Canyonlights archive of original photography. As an art historian and photographer, Susan Silberberg-Peirce of Canyonlights has been professionally documenting ancient sites–especially throughout the Mediterranean region, as well as in Europe and the American Southwest–for 20 years. Her slides and photographs of Megalithic, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Medieval, and Southwest Native American sites are widely used in teaching and research in universities and museums throughout America, Canada, and Europe, and have frequently been published in reference books and journals; many are also available as photographic prints.

As part of this collaboration, ARTstor has also sponsored two photographic campaigns. The first campaign, documenting prehistoric and Native American sites in the American Southwest, was added to the Digital Library in 2007. These new images are from the second campaign and focus on Spanish Colonial missions in California. These photographs document the 18th- and 19th-century missions located along California’s El Camino Real (“The King’s Highway”), which extends from Mission San Diego de Alcala in San Diego to Mission San Francisco Solano in Sonoma.

To view this collection: go to the ARTstor Digital Library, browse by collection, and click “Art, Archaeology, and Architecture (Canyonlights World Art Image Bank).”

For more detailed information about this collection, visit the Art, Archaeology, and Architecture (Canyonlights World Art Image Bank) page.