Thomas Carr has extensive experience with medium and large format archival film photography that is required for state and federal historic preservation documentation programs. This includes the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), and Historic American Landscape Survey. Over his 40-year career he has documented hundreds of historic sites. Since starting his own consulting business in 2016, he has conducted almost 50 documentation projects. Mr. Carr's experience as a photographer, archaeologist, and historic preservation specialist make him especially qualified to conduct work of this nature. Please see the descriptions below for the different types and levels of documentation. Also feel free to visit his cultural resource management company website. Say something interesting about your business here.
Level I documentation is typically done as part of a general cultural resource survey, but can also be conducted independently. This is the most basic level of documentation and can be done with a film or digital camera.
Level II documentation is similar to level I but involves the use of a medium format film camera and the production of archival prints. The negatives that are created in this documentation are typically archived at state historic preservation offices.
This is the highest level of archival documentation and involves the use of large format film cameras. A historical context typically accompanies the negatives and prints, which are then archived at the United States Library of Congress