Collection Items

  • Collection
    [Architectural and engineering drawings used in the construction of Union Station in Washington, D.C.] 616 drawings : blueprints and diazo prints.
    • Contributor: D.H. Burnham & Co.
    • Date: 1903
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Turkestanskīĭ alʹbom
    Kun Collection
    4 albums (6 volumes) : albumen prints and watercolors ; 45 x 60 cm.
    • Contributor: Turkestanskoe General-Gubernatorstvo (Russia). General-Gubernator - Bogaevskīĭ, N. V. - Kun, A. L. - Kaufman, Konstantin Petrovich Fon
    • Date: 1872
  • Collection
    Frances Benjamin Johnston photograph collection (Library of Congress)
    Johnston photograph collection | FBJ collection Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Primarily photographs by Frances B. Johnston, including portraits of prominent Americans, foreign dignitaries, and members of Washington, D.C., social and political circles. As a photojournalist she provided stories for magazines about schools, industries, and such events as world's fairs, ca. 1890-1913. Architecture and gardens in the United States, concentrating on the South, Mid-Atlantic, New England, and the Pacific Coast, ca. 1910-1945. Travels in Europe,...
    • Contributor: Johnston, Frances Benjamin,. Papers of Frances Benjamin Johnston - Johnston, Frances Benjamin
    • Date: 1864
  • Collection
    Tres Rios photograph collection Photographs document people (including artists, artisans, acrobats, children, dancers, musicians, vendors, and workers); culture (local life, art, crafts, clothing, customs, dance, festivals, music, food, signs, political billboards, and murals); cities and towns (architecture, houses, cathedrals, historic buildings, hotels, markets, museums, memorials, restaurants, stores, and schools); industry (mines, factories, manufacturing, and food production); and rural areas and landscapes (agriculture, landscapes, mountains, lakes, plants and animals,...
    • Contributor: Charles M. Goodman Associates - Ríos Szalay, Adalberto - Ríos Lanz, Ernesto - Ríos Lanz, Adalberto
    • Date: 2000
  • Collection
    Books in the Engineering Societies Library Collection (Library of Congress)
    ESL Book Collection (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    ca. 600 items ; various sizes. | The estimated 600 book, serial, and pamphlet volumes collected by the Engineering Societies Library in New York City document the engineering profession as it developed in Europe and the United States. Sample titles indicate the range of the holdings: Dry dock, New York (1838); Heating by steam (1857); Industrial Drawing (1896); Manhattan Bridge (1909); Moderne Farben auf...
    • Date: 1796
  • Collection
    HABS / HAER / HALS Collection
    Historic American Buildings Survey / Historic American Engineering Record / Historic American Landscapes Survey Collection | Built in America: Historic American Buildings Survey / Historic American Engineering Record / Historic American Landscapes Survey Collection | Architecture, Engineering, and Landscapes: Historic American Buildings Survey / Historic American Engineering Record / Historic American Landscapes Survey Collection Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    more than 600,000 items ; various sizes. | This collection documents more than 40,000 historic structures and sites through large-format photographs (b&w and color), measured drawings, and written historical reports. Additions are made each year. More detailed information is available in the descriptions for the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), and the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS).
    • Date: 1933
  • Collection
    Architecture, design, and engineering drawing filing series (Library of Congress)
    ADE filing series (Library of Congress) | HABSI and HAERI collections Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    ca. 50,000 items : most b&w, some hand-colored ; various sizes. | Design drawings. This assemblage of 50,000 design drawings documents architectural and engineering projects throughout the world, but chiefly in the United States. Well known architects and engineers include Benjamin Henry Latrobe, Charles Bulfinch, Robert Fulton, and Cass Gilbert. The entire surviving archives of firms based in Washington, D.C., area are among the...
    • Date: 1750
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Biographical File filing series (Library of Congress) ca. 110,000 items, chiefly photographs and prints. | Portraits and other pictures relating to the lives, careers, and families of distinguished or notable persons and groups, including their homes and birthplaces. Most of the people depicted are American or European who lived between 1500 and the present day (chiefly 1800 to 1950) in such occupations as actors and actresses, government officials, military officers, politicians,...
    • Contributor: Washington Press Photo Service - Brady, Mathew B. - Bain, George Grantham - Underwood & Underwood
    • Date: 1500
  • Collection
    Herblock collection (Library of Congress)
    Herbert L. Block cartoon collection. | Herbert L. Block collection. | Block cartoon collection. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    ca. 101,000 items. | The archive features more than 14,000 original cartoon drawings from the first to the last years of Herbert Block's career as a pre-eminent editorial voice in American newspapers. The archive also has fragile unprocessed material for which special service arrangements are needed, including the preparatory sketches used to conceptualize his finished pieces and clippings and photographs.
    • Contributor: Block, Herbert
    • Date: 1930
  • Collection
    Cabinet of American illustration collection (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available 3,966 items : chiefly drawings. | Drawings and other graphic representations by American illustrators for magazines, novels, children's books, and advertisements. Includes literary and editorial cartoons and illustrations, and poster sketches. Images reflect political, social, and economic conditions, domestic and family life, popular culture, and contemporary and historical events. Includes illustrations relating to World War I and the Spanish-American War. The subject headings on...
    • Contributor: Frost, A. B. (Arthur Burdett) - Rogers, W. A. (William Allen) - Elliott, Elizabeth Shippen Green - Fogarty, Thomas - Herford, Oliver - Steele, Frederic Dorr - Beard, Daniel Carter - Wright, George Hand - Yohn, F. C. (Frederick Coffay) - Smedley, W. T. (William Thomas)
    • Date: 1830
  • Collection
    Case book collection for books with original prints and photographs (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available ca. 2,000 items ; various sizes. | Includes books and serials (bound volumes) that contain original visual materials such as engravings, woodcuts, lithographs, fine photogravures, and photographic prints. The illustrations are often the featured aspect of the work. Subject matter and country of origin vary widely. Representative examples include: The designs of Inigo Jones (1767); Suite de vues pittoresques des ruines de Pompǐi (1819);...
    • Date: 1550
  • Collection
    Cartoon drawing filing series (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available ca. 9,500 items : chiefly drawings. | Contains original drawings and illustrations for political, editorial, and humorous cartoons published by international cartoonists in chiefly American newspapers, magazines, and books. Focus is on politics and government, international relations, with emphasis on United States relations with Russia and the Soviet Union, Great Britain, France, Spain, Germany, Mexico, Cuba, Japan, and Italy; domestic affairs, including African American...
    • Contributor: Bartholomew, Charles Lewis - Mauldin, Bill - Johnson, Herbert - Frueh, Alfred Joseph - Berryman, Clifford Kennedy - Cesare, Oscar Edward - Kirby, Rollin - Crockett, Gib - Covarrubias, Miguel - Mahony, Felix - Conacher, John C. - Muḥaṣṣiṣ, Ardashīr - Kelly, Walt - Harrington, Oliver W. (Oliver Wendell)
    • Date: 1794
  • Collection
    Daguerreotype photograph filing series (Library of Congress)
    Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    735 photographs : daguerreotypes. | The majority of the daguerreotypes are portraits by American photographers, including many by Mathew Brady's studio and the first American daguerreotype, made by Robert Cornelius. The collection also includes some early architectural views, outdoor scenes, and copies of works of art. Portraits are primarily of men, chiefly politicians, but also artists, journalists, and entertainers. Some of the portraits are...
    • Contributor: Washington, Augustus - Cornelius, Robert - Brady, Mathew B. - Anson, Rufus
    • Date: 1839
  • Collection
    Master drawing filing series (Library of Congress)
    DRWG/MA filing series (Library of Congress) | Joseph and Elizabeth Robins Pennell collection. | Joseph Pennell drawings and paintings | Pennell drawings and paintings | Drawings and paintings in the Joseph and Elizabeth Robins Pennell collection Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    ca. 5.000 drawings : b&w and color ; various sizes. | The Master Drawings Collection offers works by artists of various nationalities. Although most of the images date from between 1830 and 1930, the oldest drawings were created before 1600 and the most recent in the 1950s. The collection represents diverse styles and media and includes finished artworks as well as sketches, preparatory drawings,...
    • Contributor: Pennell, Joseph
    • Date: 1500
  • Collection
    Documentary drawing filing series (Library of Congress)
    Drawings (documentary) filing series (Library of Congress) | DRWG filing series (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    This assemblage of documentary drawings features many eye-witness sketches made during the U.S. Civil War. Also included are topographical views, bank note vignettes, portraits, and courtroom sketches. A large group of Russian drawings show areas of China in the 1800s. Among the well-known artists represented by numerous works are William Birch, Howard Brodie, Kenyon Cox, Edwin Forbes, Augustus Kollner, James Fuller Queen, John Rubens...
    • Date: 1750
  • Collection
    Documentary drawing filing series (Library of Congress)
    Drawings (documentary) filing series (Library of Congress) | DRWG filing series (Library of Congress) | Civil War drawings collection (Library of Congress). | J. Pierpont Morgan collection of Civil War drawings (Library of Congress). Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    ca. 3,000 drawings : b&w and color ; various sizes. | This assemblage of documentary drawings features many eye-witness sketches made during the U.S. Civil War. Also included are topographical views, bank note vignettes, portraits, and courtroom sketches. A large group of Russian drawings show areas of China in the 1800s. Among the well-known artists represented by numerous works are William Birch, Howard Brodie,...
    • Date: 1750
  • Collection
    Japanese prints and drawings filing series (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Prints filed under JPD represent the Ukiyo-e style. Depicted are famous actors portraying noted samuri or in the role of warriors during theatrical productions. Mythical or legendary characters, courtesans and the daily life in a yoshiwara, along with the wistful world characteristeric of Ukiyo-e are prevalent. Also includes landscapes which depict a variety of scenes, from travel to tea houses, meditation to farms and...
    • Contributor: Utagawa, Yoshitora - Utagawa, Yoshitoyo - Utagawa, Yoshikazu - Utagawa, Kuniteru - Andō, Hiroshige - Utagawa, Yoshitora, Active - Ikkei - Utagawa, Hiroshige - Ochiai, Yoshiiku - Utagawa, Sadahide - Utagawa, Yoshikazu, Active
    • Date: 1615
  • Collection
    Japanese prints and drawings filing series (Library of Congress)
    Crosby Stuart Noyes Collection Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    ca. 2545 prints : woodcut, chiefly color ; various sizes. | ca. 265 drawings : ink, some color ; various sizes. | Prints filed under JPD represent the Ukiyo-e style. Depicted are famous actors portraying noted samuri or in the role of warriors during theatrical productions. Mythical or legendary characters, courtesans and the daily life in a yoshiwara, along with the wistful world characteristeric...
    • Contributor: Utagawa, Sadahide - Utagawa, Yoshitora - Utagawa, Yoshitoyo - Utagawa, Yoshikazu - Utagawa, Kuniteru - Chadbourne, E. Crane (Emily Crane) - Andō, Hiroshige - Utagawa, Yoshitora, Active - Noyes, Crosby Stuart - Ikkei - Utagawa, Hiroshige - Ochiai, Yoshiiku - Utagawa, Yoshikazu, Active
    • Date: 1615
  • Collection
    Fine print filing series (Library of Congress)
    Cut in wood, the 5. chie masters, vol. VIII
    ca. 57,000 prints : most b&w, some color ; various sizes. | Collection includes prints created as art works. The bulk are by American printmakers and artists (e.g., Paul Revere, Mary Cassatt, Jim Dine, Joseph Pennell), but creators in many other countries are also represented (e.g., Albrecht Dürer and Marc Chagall). Subjects vary widely, for example, portraits, religious themes, historical events, and street scenes.
    • Contributor: Beccafumi, Domenico - Coriolano, Bartolomeo - Parmigianino - Pembroke, Henry Herbert - Carpi, Ugo Da - Pembroke, Thomas Herbert - Andreani, Andrea
    • Date: 1450
  • Collection
    Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information photograph collection (Library of Congress)
    FSA-OWI photograph collection | Office of War Information photograph collection Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    ca. 107,000 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller. | ca. 170,000 negatives : nitrate and safety, b&w ; 8x10 in. or smaller. | ca. 1,200 transparencies : nitrate and safety, b&w ; 8x10 in. or smaller. | ca. 1,610 transparencies : color ; 4x5 in. or smaller. | ca. ___ items (text records). | A visual encyclopedia of rural...
    • Contributor: United States. Farm Security Administration - United States. Office of War Information
    • Date: 1935
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Geographic File filing series (Library of Congress) ca. 38,300 items, chiefly photographic and photomechanical prints. | Photographs show structures, cities & towns, countrysides, and people, among other geographically related subjects. In the FOREIGN GEOG FILE the countries of England, France, Germany and Italy are heavily represented. In the U.S. GEOG FILE, California, Massachusetts, New York, particularly New York City, and Virginia are the most heavily represented. The U.S. GEOG FILE --...
    • Date: 1880
  • Collection
    Lamb Studios archive
    Lamb collection Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    PR 13 CN 2003:109 ca. 2,871 drawings : most color ; 30 x 40 in. or smaller (check dimensions) | PR 13 CN 2004:061 ca. 2,921 items. | The Lamb Studios Archive features nearly 2,900 design sketches for stained glass windows, murals, mosaics, furnishings, metalwork, and interior architecture. The drawings are striking watercolors created from the 1860s to the 1990s, primarily for churches, synagogues,...
    • Contributor: J. & R. Lamb Studios
    • Date: 1869
  • Collection
    Look magazine photograph collection (Library of Congress) contact sheets ca. 100,000 photographic prints (ca, 3,500,000 images) ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller. | slides 1,000,000 transparencies : chiefly color slides ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller. | negatives ca. 3,750,000 : chiefly b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller. | miscellaneous prints 150,000 : various sizes. | The photographs depict mid-20th century American life, culture, and interests, as...
    • Contributor: Cowles Communications, Inc
    • Date: 1937
  • Collection
    Lot filing series for groups of photographs, prints, and drawings (Library of Congress) ca. 1,500,000 pictures. | The images include photographs, prints, drawings, and other types of pictures maintained and cataloged as groups to preserve a unity of subject, provenance, or format. The subject matter, creators, and countries represented in the pictures are international in scope with an emphasis on people, places, and events in the United States.
    • Date: 1500
  • Collection
    Panoramic photograph filing series (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available ca. 4,250 photographic prints : b&w and some color ; various sizes, most 28 in. long or longer. | ca. 75 photomechanical prints : b&w and some color ; various sizes, most 28 in. long or longer. | Most are panoramic scenes of the United States and over 20 foreign countries, especially views of towns, cities, and tourist locations, with emphasis on California, New...
    • Contributor: Geo. R. Lawrence Co. - West Coast Art Co. - Bandholtz, F. J. (Frederick J.) - Haines Photo Co. (Conneaut, Ohio) - Pillsbury Picture Co.
    • Date: 1851