Faces extracted from Trove newspaper photographs, 1880-1912
This is a collection of faces extracted from digitised newspapers available through http://trove.nla.gov.au.
Photographs were harvested from the newspapers using the Trove API. OpenCV2 was used to extract faces from the photographs.
The filenames of the faces include important contextual information. for example:
This filename contains four fields separated by hyphens.
18950209 – date the original newspaper article was published. In this case 1895–02–09 in ISO format, or 9 February 1895.
460 – the Trove identifier for the newspaper in which the article was published. By appending this to a Trove url you can retrieve more information via the web interface or API:
web – http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-title460
API – http://api.trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/title/460?key=[your API key]
139706071 – the Trove identifier for the article. By appending this to a Trove url you can retrieve more information via the web interface or API:
web – http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139706071
API – http://api.trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/139706071?key=[your API key]
1 – the index of the face extracted from the article.
You can also explore the same dataset using my Face API.
Tim Sherratt (@wragge) firstname.lastname@example.org 24 June 2015