The Raab Collection
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A rich presentation of historical documents and figures
With offerings that include pieces from Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Napoleon Bonaparte and Albert Einstein, the Raab Collection has established itself as an internationally-recognized dealer of historical documents and autographs. Their pieces grace some of the world's greatest personal and public collections, including the Smithsonian, the National Archives, the Library of Congress and the British Library.
Bluecadet was asked to produce a site that would provide both information and curation to the Raab's ongoing inventory. Bluecadet created a totally new design for their website that immerses users in the famous documents they sell, and in the historical figures who signed them. Users can zoom into each document and examine them in detail. Each document is also categorized to allow users to explore the documents by category, era, signer, theme or date.
The site, built in Drupal 7, was also extensively customized to be easily administrable, including a fully-customized dashboard which displays site analytics and provides easy access to administrative functions and workflows.