Images and Filenames

Document Images

All images from the Viola Muse Collection are used with the permission of the Jacksonville Historical Society.

The images uploaded to the Omeka items are TIFF files scanned at 600 dpi and in 24-bit color. The copies employed in the editions themselves were saved as JPEG files at 300 dpi and in 24-bit color. The TIFF and JPEG corresponding to each page have identical names, with the exception of the file extension (.tif or .jpg).

We name the image files corresponding to each document in the fashion described above for XML filenames, with an additional node representing a sequence number. For example, the first three images of the first document in JHS Folder 3 (jhs-195918-03-01.xml) are jhs-195918-03-01-01.jpg, jhs-195918-03-01-02.jpg, and jhs-195918-03-01-03.jpg.

We use a two-digit node for the sequence number because no item has more than 99 associated images. When a document has only one corresponding image, we hold to this scheme, using 01 as the sequence number.

We number sequentially without concern for whether a page represents the back of another page, except in the following two situations.

We have named one image with the additional node duplicate (jhs-195918-03-04-01-duplicate.jpg) as it appears to be a exact copy of another (jhs-195918-03-04-01.jpg) and thus not a separate item. See Alternate page 4 (2 of 2) of Irene Coates Narrative (1 of 4).

Some images correspond to material that is non-sequential within the flow of the respective document, such as calculations  made on the back of a page, as in the case of jhs-195918-16-01-19b.jpg, part of the Charles Coates interview notes.

Likewise, some images show the backs of pages that contain no writing by Viola Muse, but rather demonstrate the paper she was repurposing for her notes, as with jhs-195918-16-01-01b.jpg, also corresponding to the Charles Coates interview notes. In both cases, we create the sequence number for these images by appending a b (for back) after the sequence number of the corresponding front page.

Our sequencing of the images does not in all cases follow the order of the documents in the respective JHS folders, as in some cases certain pages of multi-page documents are out of order in the physical collection.

The naming of images in the collections Selections from WPA Slave Narratives, vol. 3 and Selections from The Florida Negro follows the same pattern as explained above for the JHS items.


This edition includes photographs and other visual material related to Muse's life and work, including a collection located at the Ritz Theatre and Museum. For all such materials, we have employed the following naming scheme:

rtm — Ritz Theatre and Museum

001 — batch number

001 — number of item within batch

For example, the first document in the first batch of photographs from the Ritz Theatre and Museum is rtm-01-0001.tif.

We have uploaded these items as TIFF files when those are available, and when not, they are provided as JPEGs.