Collection Items

  • 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
    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: Matson, G. Eric (Gästgifvar Eric) - Matson Photo Service - Whiting, John D. (John David) - American Colony (Jerusalem). Photo Department - Larsson, Lewis
    • 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
  • Collection
    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
  • Collection
    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
  • Collection
    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
  • Collection
    Visual materials from the Frederick Albert Cook papers ca. 3,200 items ; various sizes. | Primarily snapshots documenting Cook's expeditions to Alaska, Asia, Greenland, and the Polar regions. Also includes portraits of Cook; his family and acquaintances; many ethnographic photographs of Inuit and Ona Indians; views of landscapes; icebergs; seascapes; some wildlife. Also portraits of expedition crew members, including Robert Peary and others.
    • Contributor: Cook, Frederick Albert
    • Date: 1886
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Visual materials from the O.M. Poe papers ca. 650 items (chiefly stereographs and photographic prints) ; various sizes. | Includes 400 stereographs and over 200 photographic prints relating to Poe's military and government careers, personal life, and interests (filed in LOT). Subjects include Civil War battle sights as depicted in panoramas, mammoth plate prints, and stereographs by George N. Barnard and views of the siege of Charleston, S.C., by Haas and...
    • Contributor: O'Sullivan, Timothy H. - Jackson, William Henry - Barnard, George N. - Haas & Peale - Watkins, Carleton E. - Hillers, John K. - Bell, William
    • Date: 1800
  • Collection
    Music cover collection (Library of Congress) ca. 1,700 prints : chiefly lithographs, b&w and color ; 36 x 28 cm. or smaller. | Images reflect varied aspects of American history, culture, and politics of the nineteenth century. Examples of topics depicted include African Americans; animals; children; cities; the Civil War; daily life; dancing; educational institutions; emblems and symbols; entertainers; fashion; flags; genre scenes; landscapes; love and marriage; military personnel; musical...
    • Contributor: Homer, Winslow - Johnston, David Claypoole - Brown, George Loring - Champney, Benjamin - Hewitt, William Keesey - Lane, Fitz Henry - Grain, Frederick
    • Date: 1830
  • Collection
    Tobacco label collection (Library of Congress) ca. 900 prints : engravings, etchings, lithographs, b&w and color ; 35 x 43 cm. or smaller. | Images reflect varied aspects of American history, popular culture, and politics of the nineteenth century. Examples of topics depicted include African Americans, animals, children, Civil War generals, events, flags, gods & goddesses, humorous situations, Indians, literary characters, people smoking, portraits of American and European political figures,...
    • Date: 1844
  • Collection
    Patent medicine labels and advertisements (Library of Congress) ca. 420 prints : engravings, etchings, lithographs, b&w and color ; 33 x 43 cm. or smaller. | Examples of topics depicted include American Indians, animals, children, flowers, medicinal plants, mythological characters, people taking or administering medications, sick and cured people, symbols, and women. Also includes genre prints, portraits of product promotors or developers.
    • Date: 1830
  • Collection
    Currier photographs of Boston, Mass., and vicinity, between 1887 and 1910
    Charles Henry Currier Collection (Library of Congress)
    523 mounted soft prints. | Photographs show buildings, interiors, sports, occupations, charities, and portraits. Summer scenes on Little Deer Island, Maine.
    • Contributor: Currier, Charles Henry
    • Date: 1887
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Wright brothers glass-plate negative collection
    Glass negatives from the Papers of Wilbur and Orville Wright | Visual materials from the Papers of Wilbur and Orville Wright
    300 negatives : glass-plate ; 4 x 5 and 5 x 7 in. | 2 negatives : nitrate ; 5 x 7 in. | Subjects depicted include portraits of the Wright brothers and their family members; friends and associates; views of the Wright family home at 7 Hawthorn St., Dayton, Ohio; Orville Wright's home "Hawthorne Hill", Dayton; family gatherings; the brothers performing gliding experiments...
    • Contributor: Wright, Wilbur - Wright, Orville
    • Date: 1897
  • Collection
    Mabel Beck collection of photographs of Wright brothers overseas trips, portraits, and early flight tests at Dayton, Ohio and Kitty Hawk, N.C. 74 photographic prints : chiefly gelatin silver, b&w ; 33 x 47 cm. or smaller. | The bulk of the photographs show the brothers in Europe in 1909 to promote their airplane through training and exhibition flights. Includes them meeting with nobility and other officials at Pau, France; Orville Wright with Ferdinand Zeppelin, the Crown Prince of Germany, and others while in Berlin and...
    • Contributor: Beck, Mabel
    • Date: 1881
  • Collection
    Feinberg-Whitman Collection 431 photoprints ; 69 x 57 cm. or smaller. | 53 prints : etching, engraving, and lithograph ; 76 x 51 cm. or smaller. | 7 drawings : pen and ink, watercolor ; 58 x 43 cm. or smaller. | 4 paintings (2 on wood) ; 65 x 55 cm. or smaller. | Portraits of Whitman; images of persons and places associated with him....
    • Contributor: Feinberg, Charles E.
    • Date: 1848
  • Collection
    Glaser/Frey collection of American viewbooks ca. 300 items.
    • Contributor: Jarvis, J. F. (John F.) - Glaser, Louis - Philip Frey & Co.
    • Date: 1873
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Harold L. Ickes collection 703 items. | Includes tours Ickes took to Puerto Rico, Cuba, Alaska, and Olympic National Park; participation in activities such as dedications; conferences, and speeches. Political figures photographed include Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, cabinet members, diplomats, and senators and congressmen; celebrities include Marian Anderson and Katherine Hepburn.
    • Date: 1874
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    Anson Conger Goodyear Collection of Lincoln images 5 photographs ; 35.4 x 29.1 cm. or smaller. | Portraits of Abraham Lincoln with and without a beard; most are half-length, some are in profile.
    • Contributor: Hesler, Alexander - Berger, Anthony - Goodyear, A. Conger (Anson Conger) - Gardner, Alexander
    • Date: 1856
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Baseball cards from the Benjamin K. Edwards Collection ca. 2,100 items (chiefly color photomechanical prints). | Cards depict major and minor league ballplayers (in portraits and action poses), from teams in fifteen identified leagues and seventy-five cities in the United States and Canada. Includes U.S. major league teams from Boston, Brooklyn, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, New York, Philadelphia, and St. Louis. Minor league teams from the cities of Birmingham, Little Rock, Memphis, Norfolk,...
    • Contributor: American Tobacco Company
    • Date: 1887
  • Collection
    Grabill photographs of frontier life in South Dakota and Wyoming
    John C. H. Grabill collection
    188 photographic prints : albumen ; 34 x 42 cm. or smaller. | 3076-1: Ox teams in the Black Hills of South Dakota; 3076-2: Portraits of Oglala, Lakota, Miniconjou, and Brulé Indians, Pine Ridge and Cheyenne River, South Dakota; 3076-3: Railroads, including construction and railroad camps in South Dakota and Wyoming; 3076-4: Portraits of U.S. Cavalry & Infantry at South Dakota; 3076-5: Parades at...
    • Contributor: Grabill, John C. H.
    • Date: 1887
  • Collection
    Photographic views of Kern County, California
    Kern County Survey collection
    418 photographs, 4 cadastral maps : prints on card mounts ; prints 17 x 22 cm , maps 36 x 49 cm and 64 x 44 cm. | Photographs (and accompanying maps) show farms, ranches and irrigation systems, primarily canals, in Kern County, Calif. Images include ranch houses and buildings; dairy farming activities and livestock. Also some views of houses, fruit trees and grape...
    • Contributor: Watkins, Carleton E.
    • Date: 1888
  • Collection
    Lawrence & Houseworth photographs of Northern California and Western Nevada from the series Gems of California scenery
    Lawrence & Houseworth collection
    ca. 900 photographic prints : half-stereograph, albumen ; 8.5 x 9.5 cm. | Half-stereograph prints show sites in Northern California with emphasis on San Francisco and areas of the Sierra Nevada. Also views of Carson City and Virginia City in Western Nevada. Subjects include placer and hydraulic mining operations and settlements; commercial buildings; the Central Pacific Railroad; churches; dwellings; mills; missions; harbors and wharfs;...
    • Contributor: Lawrence & Houseworth. Gems of California Scenery - Lawrence & Houseworth
    • Date: 1862
  • Collection
    James Renwick archive 305 items.
    • Date: 1847
  • Collection
    John Dugan architectural archive ca. 195 items.
    • Contributor: Dugan, John
    • Date: 1883
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    Cass Gilbert archive ca. 2,739 items.
    • Contributor: Gilbert, Cass
    • Date: 1890