wiskerke Posted July 28, 2018 Share Posted July 28, 2018 10:30 AM - 27 Jul 2018 #AlamyPicNeeds: Wisconsin's first expressway #stockphotography What were they thinking? Firstly what as the Content Team thinking? Secondly what was the researcher thinking? The only ever search for this was on February 28. It looked like this: Search Term UCO Wisconsin's first expressway 2 wisconsin's Expressway 1 Wisconsin first expressway 1 Clearly the same client, I would say. There is no such thing as The First Expressway in Wisconsin. Of course there has been a stretch of road that at one point was the first piece of expressway in Wisconsin. It turns out it's a part of the I-94 near Milwaukee. - An expressway is a notch less than a freeway. On an expressway there are still at grade intersections and people can still have a driveway that allows them to enter the road. With a freeway all intersections are with over or underpasses and people having property on that road do not have the right of access. Now when was it the first expressway in Wisconsin? Aha it was opened on September 4 in 1958. Almost 60 years ago. So the search will probably have to do with that: it's sixty years ago today or tomorrow it will be.. or this month, year etc. It's not for a newspaper: they would not go looking before like 2 or 3 weeks in advance. Sometimes even just days before. If it's for a magazine you may just have time to get that shot. But a shot of what? The Interstate 94 in Waukesha as it looks today? Probably not. What the researcher was looking for is this lovely image: Dedication of Wisconsin's First Expressway. From the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives. Description: Dedication of Wisconsin's first expressway, a seven-mile stretch of Interstate Highway I-94 in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Presiding at the ribbon-cutting ceremony are several government officials and Miss Concrete and Miss Black Top. Holding the large pair of scissors is Governor Vernon Thomson and to his right is Secretary of State Robert Zimmerman. Warren Knowles, who would later become governor, is also in the crowd. The client could have licensed it here: https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Image/IM1873. I'm pretty sure it only costs $22.50 for a download and a license (For Commercial or Non-Profit Use). Because it's very easy to find this image with either the regular Google or Google Images for all the search phrases used on Alamy, I can only think of one reason to come looking here: that $22.50 was too expensive. The funny thing is that it was not the first modern highway in Wisconsin. They had a piece of freeway before. I wanted to go on about The First Expressway probably going to Lake Wobegon, but you may all google that for yourself. (Yes I know the i-94 passes the gateway to Lake Wobegon. There may even be a sign. I'll pay more attention next time and ask my wife to drive.) However I got side tracked because there was this new #AlamyPicNeed: #AlamyPicNeeds: The urban rooftop farm in De Schilde #stockphotography That's in The Hague. I know where it is. It's 50 minutes by car or 2h50minutes by bike along a beautiful bike path. Funkyworm has just done that two weeks ago. It was a successful rooftop hangout for a while a couple of years back and I always thought I should visit it especially because they had a great rebuild and looked a lot better. So I looked it up in AoA and yes there had been quite a lot of searches: 11 no less. All between March 22 - 26. Bummer that's 1 client again. Maybe 2. Maybe more if it had been in the news that week. However it turned out there have been many more searches for Urban Farm and Rooftop Farm in AoA for the rolling year. On closer inspection a lot of those again were in that same March 22 - 26 period. There are 271 images for urban farm rooftop on Alamy, but most don't show the rooftop thing (brilliant image that) or it's not a farm. So I checked the weather for Monday or Tuesday and looked up their phone number. And found that the Urban Rooftop Farm The Schilde in the Hague had just gone bankrupt on July 3 three weeks ago. (more in depth article in dutch) facepalm wim Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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