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
  • Collection
    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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    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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    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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    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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    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
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    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
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    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: Bandholtz, F. J. (Frederick J.) - Haines Photo Co. (Conneaut, Ohio) - Geo. R. Lawrence Co. - Pillsbury Picture Co. - West Coast Art Co.
    • Date: 1851
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    PH filing series photographs (Library of Congress)
    F. Holland Day photograph collection | Day (F. Holland) photograph collection Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    ca. 3,200 photographic prints : most b&w, some color; various sizes. | This filing series contains many of the Library's photographic prints that have special aesthetic, technical, or historic importance. All photographic portfolios are also part of this series. A primary interest in the photos is studying the creative expression and techniques of individual photographers from mid-1800s to the present. American photographers created most...
    • Contributor: Day, F. Holland
    • Date: 1850
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    Advertising poster collection (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available ca. 500 prints (posters) : most color; various sizes. | This collection includes posters created to advertise many kinds of events and consummable products; some are billboard sheets. The themes include promotions for books & magazines, elections, fairs & expositions, food, horse racing, patent medicines, railroads, soaps, and sports. Most of the posters were produced in the United States. Many are by unidentified creators;...
    • Date: 1870
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    Circus, carnival, and rodeo poster collection (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available ca. 500 prints (posters) : most color; various sizes. | Includes posters created to advertise many kinds of general circuses, acrobatic and animal acts, and wild west shows, including Barnum & Bailey, Forepaugh & Sells, Ringling Brothers, Buffalo Bill, and other companies. In addition, a few posters feature carnivals and rodeos. The bulk of the posters were produced in the United States, but circuses...
    • Contributor: Strobridge & Co. Lith
    • Date: 1840
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    Magic poster collection (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available 144 prints (posters) : some b&w, most color ; various sizes. | Posters mainly depict magicians, performing and in portrait. Magicians featured include Herbert Flint, Hardeen, Harry Houdini, Harry Kellar, C.A. George Newmann, Howard Thurston, and others. Images depicted as part of magic acts include devils, skeletons, levitation, decapitations, telepathy, hypnotisms, and crystal balls. Featured magicians not always depicted in image. Some posters are...
    • Contributor: Donaldson Lith. Co. - National Prtg. & Engr. Co. - Otis Lithograph Co. - Strobridge & Co. Lith
    • Date: 1879
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    Minstrel poster collection (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available 177 prints (posters) : some b&w, most color ; various sizes. | Posters mainly depict minstrels and minstrel companies, performing and in portrait. Minstrels, usually, though not exclusively, performed programs of African-American music, broad comedy and jokes, and African-American impersonations, frequently in blackface. Featured minstrels include Lew Dockstader, Al G. Field, Carroll Johnson, Richard J. José, Ezra Kendall, Chas. H. Larkin, Tom Lewis, George...
    • Contributor: Courier Co. Lith. Dpt - Courier Litho. Co. - Otis Lithograph Co. - Strobridge & Co. Lith - U.S. Printing Co.
    • Date: 1847
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    Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available 1,784 prints (posters) : some b&w, most color; various sizes. | Collection includes posters advertising individual plays and operettas, burlesque, vaudeville, and specialty acts, dance companies, extravaganzas produced by the Kiralfy Brothers, portraits of entertainers, and stock posters. Featured performers include Julia Arthur, De Wolfe Hopper, Joseph Hart Vaudeville Co., Thomas W. Keene, Andrew Mack, Robert B. Mantell, Mathews & Bulger, Lewis Morrison, Phil...
    • Contributor: A.S. Seer Print - Courier Litho. Co. - H.C. Miner Litho. Co. - Metropolitan Litho. Studio - Strobridge & Co. Lith - U.S. Lithograph Co. - U.S. Printing Co.
    • Date: 1850
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    Artist poster filing series
    Poster filing series (Library of Congress) | Bill Graham collection of psychedelic posters (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    ca. 50,000 prints (posters) : some b&w, most color; various sizes. | Collection includes posters notable for their designs. The bulk were issued in the United States, but artists in many other countries are also represented. Subjects and promotional goals vary widely, for example, advertising, health issues, musical performances, political activities, travel and transportation, and war. Some posters are by unidentified artists or are...
    • Date: 1840
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    Presidential File filing series (Library of Congress) 15,000 photographs and prints. | Portraits and other pictures relating to the lives, careers, and families of U.S. presidents, including their homes and birthplaces, friends and associates in group portraits, political campaigns, inaugurations, and statues and cartoons. Most of the portraits depict presidents prior to Harry Truman, with extensive documentation for George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
    • Date: 1790