Greetings and welcome to my website – I’m Anthony Anadio, though most people call me Tony. Currently, I teach American and European History at Empire State College, and at the University at Albany, where I am finishing up a Ph.D. My initial purpose in setting up this site was to provide students with access to the material that I show in class, but because I have amassed many thousands of images over the years, I also wanted to make them available to teachers. They are here in two different formats – PowerPoints and web-based slideshows. The PowerPoints may be downloaded for free and most of the images are of good quality, however, those of lower resolution are simply the best I could find at the time of searching. Please note that the order in which the images appear in each of the PowerPoints, as well as some of the images themselves, might not make sense, but keep in mind that many accompany particular classroom lectures, or that they appear in the order automatically arranged by name in the folder from which they came, or that they are compiled for the sake of making them available. Additionally, because some of the images are automatically sized to the slide, those of small file size will have pixilation. To compensate, I usually try to assemble a number of images on one slide, which necessitates cutting, pasting, and reducing the size of each image – it is time consuming, but effective. The web-based slideshows are all single images.

Some, but not all, of the PowerPoint presentations are accompanied by slide lists. Those without are assembled by subject or artist, and none of the images contained in them are labeled (my time is simply too limited at present). For the course Art, Music, and History I, the PowerPoints are arranged by subject matter and have no slide lists, however, the web-based slideshows include the file name of each image. Except for the first three digits (my numbering system), the file names are the originals used by the individual who uploaded them to the web, though I did have to change a few. Some names are useful and some only make sense for the individual’s particular filing system. The best and most recent images are in Art, Music, and History I. For all other courses, the web-based slideshows do not match the PowerPoints image for image, though the titles are the same. I have arranged them by person, place, and thing, and they are roughly chronological within those subgroups. Check back often for new material by clicking the link under the heading “Other” on the American and European History pages.

The “About” page here is where I will post new or revised information.

On the “Website links” page, most of the sites are those associated with two online courses that I teach – Art, Music, and History I and History of European Civilization II, but there are also links to my film documentary site, my University at Albany site, and sites with general history resources such as artworks and e-books (all at the top of the page).

A few points about copyright issues: images of paintings in the public domain cannot be copyrighted, and images of three-dimensional objects have been taken mostly from Wikipedia to avoid copyright infringement. Those that are not are for educational purposes only. As for the course Art, Music, and History I, I cannot upload the music files I use in class because of copyright issues. Copyrights are more troublesome for the course “American Art: The New World to the Modern World” – many paintings done in the 20th century are still copyrighted and images for many artists are somewhat hard to come by.

In the future, this site will be home for my various pursuits in art, sculpture, photography, music, literature, scholarship, documentary filmmaking, woodworking, metalworking, and guitar-building, but the History resources will stay since teaching is such a big part of what I do.

While it would be great to answer email, I must point out the possibility that I may not be able to respond. Teaching, along with my other pursuits (especially finishing my dissertation), keeps me enormously busy and I get at least 1000 emails from students each semester, which must be answered. If you do not receive a reply from me, then please do not be offended and I ask that you accept my regrets, though I will try to make some time.Thanks for stopping by, and I hope that you will find everything useful!