Many, but not all, of the negatives in the Billy E. Barnes Collection have corresponding proof sheets—a photographic print made by contact printing negatives so that all the exposures made on a roll of film may be examined. Barnes organized proof sheets by topical categories, the names of which he recorded on his “Photographer’s Log.” In the online record for an individual image, the category for its corresponding proof sheet is displayed in the field “Photographer’s Proof Sheet Category.”
The first drop-down menu below lists those categories represented by images included in this online collection. Selecting a subject area from the list and clicking on “Go” will execute a search on that field. The remaining drop-down lists are subsets of the main drop-down list that have been grouped together into related categories.