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About the Database:

A digital research tool built in OMEKA software, The Database of Ornament categorizes and indexes textual ornaments in Yellow Nineties magazines and establishes a standard vocabulary set for markup. The first phase of the project (2014-2018) indexed the textual ornaments in the four volumes of The Evergreen: A Northern Seasonal. The second phase of the project (2018-2021) will include other Y90s periodicals with textual ornaments, such as The Dial, The Green Sheaf, the Pageant, and The Savoy. Each published edition on the Yellow Nineties Online includes an image of the decorated page, hyperlinked to the Database. Users can collect, compare, and analyze a rich visual archive of ornaments used in fin-de- siècle aesthetic magazines.

Editor: Lorraine Janzen Kooistra
Research Team: Reg Beatty and Kaitlyn Fralick