The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library

GIF Our Stuff!

Are you missing our collections as much we are? You can always view some items in our digital image library and on the Internet Archive.

Now we're inviting you to interact with our digital images in a brand new way! Inspired by the annual GIF IT UP! contest, we're asking you to create original animated GIFs using select digital content from our image library.

Don't know how create one? Browse the resources for instructions from the GIF IT UP! website at

Some rules:

  1. You must use content from the collections linked on this page.
  2. Size must be no larger than 2MB.
  3. Library staff will select submissions for sharing and all the Twitter glory.
  4. Library staff reserve the right to disqualify works that contain language or imagery that is offensive or obscene.
  5. In uploading your entry you give permission for the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia to post your work to their digital image library and promote it through their blog and Twitter account.

Please submit your GIFs using this form: