Collection Items

  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Turkestanskīĭ alʹbom
    Kun Collection
    4 albums (6 volumes) : albumen prints and watercolors ; 45 x 60 cm.
    • Contributor: Kaufman, Konstantin Petrovich Fon - Kun, A. L. - Bogaevskīĭ, N. V. - Turkestanskoe General-Gubernatorstvo (Russia). General-Gubernator
    • Date: 1872
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    Pennell collection. Drawings and paintings series
    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
    Collection includes original drawings in diverse media by artist/illustrator Joseph Pennell (1857-1926), as well as 42 drawing sketchbooks and 68 paintings. Primary themes are land and cityscapes, and architectural and industrial subjects, primarily in the United States and Europe. Notable subjects include a rapidly-changing New York City from circa 1904-26, views of London and Italy including many published in books by Henry James, F....
    • Contributor: Pennell, Joseph
    • Date: 1865
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    Pennell collection
    Joseph and Elizabeth Robins Pennell collection | Joseph Pennell collection | Pennell collection | I. & E.R. Pennell-Whistler Collection Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    The Prints and Photographs Division has copies of virtually all of Pennell's published graphic works, approximately 1,885 prints. Included are his famous series on Philadelphia and the Panama Canal as well as "War Work in America," "War Work in England," and numerous depictions of industrial and urban scenes in Europe and America. The prints are listed in the fine prints card catalog and in...
    • Contributor: Pennell, Joseph - Pennell, Elizabeth Robins
    • Date: 1865
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    Liljenquist Family Collection (Library of Congress)
    Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs (Library of Congress) | Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Ambrotypes and Tintypes (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    The majority of the ambrotypes and tintypes are portraits by unidentified photographers of Civil War soldiers, primarily Union soldiers, as well as some portraits of civilians, outdoor scenes, and copies of works of art. The collection also includes miscellaneous photographs including cartes de visite, manuscripts, ephemera, and objects acquired by the donor while building the collection of ambrotypes and tintypes.
    • Contributor: Liljenquist, Thomas Richard - Liljenquist, Jason George - Liljenquist, Brandon Paul - Liljenquist, Christian Blaine
    • Date: 1851
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    Harris & Ewing photograph collection
    Harris & Ewing collection Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    The photographic negatives produced by the Harris & Ewing studio documents people, events, and architecture, particularly in Washington, D.C., during the period 1905-1945. Included are approximately 50,000 news photographs and 20,000 studio portraits of notable people.
    • Contributor: Harris & Ewing
    • Date: 1905
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    Goldstein Foundation collection
    Ben and Beatrice Goldstein collection of prints and drawings Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    The collection represents the legacy of realist artists Robert Henri, John Sloan, and Thomas Hart Benton, under whom many of the artists in the exhibition studied and who stood as advocates of representational art. These artists rejected abstraction--in spite of its growing influence in America--as irrelevant and inaccessible. Their empathetic depictions of ordinary men and women enduring or enjoying their everyday lives expressed the...
    • Contributor: Janey (Slave). Janey (Slave) Bill of Sale - Larabee, Esther. Esther Larabee Indenture
    • Date: 1800
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    [Grosvenor collection of Alexander Graham Bell photographs]
    Alexander Graham Bell photograph collection | Gilbert H. Grosvenor collection of photographs of the Alexander Graham Bell family | Bell photograph collection Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    The photographs of Alexander Graham Bell and his family, activities, and scientific investigations consist of daguerreotypes and other cased images, photographs, glass negatives, and photograph albums. Included are professional portraits of several generations of the Bell, Fairchild, Grosvernor, and other families, and photographs by family members. Snapshots and family scenes taken during travels in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia and at homes...
    • Contributor: Grosvenor, Gilbert Hovey
    • Date: 1850
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    Brady-Handy photograph collection
    Handy-Brady photograph collection | Brady-Handy collection Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    The majority of the Brady-Handy negatives are Civil War and post-Civil War portraits, with a small collection of Washington views. Included are Presidents of the United States, their wives, members of Congress, military and naval officers, actors, artists, religious leaders, and other notables.
    • Contributor: Brady, Mathew - Handy, Levin C. (Levin Corbin)
    • Date: 1855
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    College Women's Association of Japan print collection Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Prints showing a variety of subjects and abstract designs from the College Women's Association of Japan 50th anniversary print show at theTokyo American Club, Tokyo, Japan, October 21-23, 2005.
    • Contributor: College Women's Association of Japan
    • Date: 1987
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    Bernard Gotfryd photograph collection (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Photographs showing prominent people from a variety of occupations including academics, actors, artists, authors, government officials (including United Nations representatives), musicians, and politicians. Subjects include entertainment, fashion, politics, cultural and social activities, primarily in the United States, with an emphasis on New York City. In addition to these subjects, many of the color slides also show United Nations meetings and views of Israel and...
    • Contributor: Gotfryd, Bernard
    • Date: 1943
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    Visual materials from the papers of John D. Whiting
    John D. Whiting collection
    John D. Whiting, a member of the American Colony in Jerusalem, worked as a tour guide, businessman, writer, and photographer. Photograph albums show people, locations, and events in the Middle East generally from the 1890s to 1954. Two albums document Palestine (present day Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip) and the Sinai during World War I, showing Ottoman/German and British military activities,...
    • Contributor: Whiting, John D. (John David) - Matson, G. Eric (Gästgifvar Eric) - Larsson, Lewis - American Colony (Jerusalem). Photo Department - Matson Photo Service
    • Date: 1857
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Visual materials from the Clare Boothe Luce papers The collection includes photographs relating to Luce's varied careers and her personal life. Many document official activities and travels she undertook during her service as U.S. Ambassador to Italy (1953-1956); others document Luce's careers as a photojournalist, congresswoman, actress and playwright; some also show her involvement in Republican party politics. Aspects of Luce's personal life are revealed in images depicting her family; prominent friends...
    • Contributor: Luce, Clare Boothe
    • Date: 1860
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    Visual materials from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People records (Library of Congress)
    Visual materials from the NAACP records | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People collection | NAACP collection
    Primarily images of national and local NAACP administrative staff and programs. Almost half of the collection consists of portraits of NAACP headquarter staff, state and national conference delegates, branch officers, and members, as well as entertainers, sports figures, government officials, and other professionals. Other photographs document the Association's long-term efforts to promote civil rights legislation through litigation, public protest, and sustained monitoring and reporting...
    • Contributor: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
    • Date: 1838
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    Visual materials from the records of the National Woman's Party Includes primarily portraits of National Woman's Party (NWP) officers, suffragists, politicians and business women; NWP meetings and formal gatherings; women delegates at United Nations sessions on human and civil rights; views of the organization's headquarters at Washington, D.C.; postcards depicting women's suffrage slogans; anti-war posters from the National Council for Prevention of War, the American Friends Service Committee, and the Women's International League.
    • Contributor: National Woman's Party
    • Date: 1884
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    Burk Uzzle photojournalism archive, selections from 1959-1982 Selections from Burk Uzzle's archive represent over 300 photo assignments for print media and corporate clients as well as some personal work. Subject coverage depicted in his professional work is broad with emphasis on places, people and events in the United States. Topics include business and industry, segregation, social protests, urban and suburban life and the Woodstock music festival. Personalities and politicians featured include...
    • Contributor: Uzzle, Burk - Magnum Photos - New York (N.Y.). City Planning Commission - Time, Inc - United States Information Agency
    • Date: 1959
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    Books in the Engineering Societies Library Collection (Library of Congress)
    ESL Book Collection (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    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 Holz (1920s); and Cement Industry of Japan...
    • Date: 1796
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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: Beard, Daniel Carter - Elliott, Elizabeth Shippen Green - Fogarty, Thomas - Frost, A. (Arthur Burdett) - Herford, Oliver - Rogers, W. A. (William Allen) - Smedley, W. T. (William Thomas) - Steele, Frederic Dorr - Wright, George Hand - Yohn, F. C. (Frederick Coffay)
    • Date: 1830
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    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
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    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 - Berryman, Clifford Kennedy - Cesare, Oscar Edward - Conacher, John C. - Covarrubias, Miguel - Crockett, Gi - Frueh, Alfred Joseph - Harrington, Oliver W. (Oliver Wendell) - Johnson, Herbert - Kelly, Walt - Kirby, Rollin - Mahony, Felix - Mauldin, Bill - Muḥaṣṣiṣ, Ardashīr
    • Date: 1794
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    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: Anson, Rufus - Brady, Mathew , Approximately - Cornelius, Robert - Washington, Augustus,821
    • Date: 1839
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    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
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    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