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Shanghai Wharf Scene (Gertrude Bass Warner Lantern Slides, 1903-1929)
"A primary source is a document, image, or artifact that provides evidence about the past. It is an original document created contemporaneously with the event under discussion. A direct quote from such a document is classified as a primary source. A secondary source is a book, article, film, or museum that displays primary sources selectively in order to interpret the past." Robert C. Williams, The Historian's Toolbox
Primary sources allow us to get as close as possible to what actually happened during a historical event or time period. Some examples of primary sources include: