Here is a simple demonstration of jquery-powered animation. We'll start with the simplest type of animation - panning.
This technique was the workhorse of Ken Burns' documentaries of the Civil War, and for my demo I am using an 1864 photo (fron the Library of Congress) of sailors on the deck of the gunship U.S. Mendota.
This page is an experiment in embedding code in a single Drupal page. Usually, in Drupal you would put jquery code in a script file in the theme folder and declare it in the theme's .info file, but using this in-page method will allow for quick-and-dirty demo pages like this one.