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About the Harris & Ewing Collection
The Harris & Ewing Collection of photographic negatives includes glass and film negatives taken by Harris & Ewing, Inc., which photographed people, events, and architecture, particularly in Washington, D.C., during the period 1905-1945. Harris & Ewing, Inc., gave its collection of negatives to the Library in 1955.
Available online are a growing proportion of the glass negatives - a subset of the approximately 50,000 news photographs and 20,000 studio portraits of notable people in the collection. Titles for the images are taken from unverified caption data received with the collection. When no caption data was received, the title says "NO CAPTION."
Digitizing is finished for the following glass negative series -- LC-H22 (4x5 inch); -H261 (5x7 inch); and -H25 (8x10 inch). Digitizing is expected to resume in 2011, to scan the remaining 14,000 4x5-inch images and the 3,000 5x7 inch-images in series LC-H2, -H21, -H23, and -H234.