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King County Snapshots is an online database of images documenting the history of King County in Washington.

The website resulted from collaborative efforts of the Museum of History & Industry and University of Washington Libraries working with local heritage groups and historical organizations.

Mary Montgomery and Julie Kerssen explain the origins of the project, how numerous organizations collaborated to receive a grant, and the process of uploading and creating the online database of photographs.

They provide a candid discussion of the successes and challenges of the project, providing a practical model for other organizations looking to undertake similar projects.