Collection Items

  • Collection
    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, Christian Blaine - Liljenquist, Jason George - Liljenquist, Thomas Richard - Liljenquist, Brandon Paul
    • Date: 1851
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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: Handy, Levin C. (Levin Corbin) - Brady, Mathew
    • Date: 1855
  • 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
  • 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
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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
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    Stereograph File filing series (Library of Congress)
    Stereo Collection (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    ca. 36,000 photographic prints on stereo cards : stereographs ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller. | The STEREO FOREIGN GEOG series has ca. 22,000 views of places, scenes, structures, and people outside of the United States and spanning the entire globe. Countries particularly well represented include Canada, China, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Philippines, Russia, and Switzerland....
    • Contributor: H.C. White Co - Keystone View Company - International Stereograph Co. - Underwood & Underwood - Rau, William Herman - Singley, L. (Benjamin Lloyd) - American Stereoscopic Company - Strohmeyer & Wyman
    • Date: 1860
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    Thacher collection about judges and commissioners for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition
    John Boyd Thacher collection about judges and commissioners for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition | Portraits of judges and commissioners who served at the World's Columbian Exposition, 1893 Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    portraits ca. 400 photographic prints ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller. | manuscript biographies ca. 300 items. | Portraits of men and women from the United States and many European and South American countries who served as judges or commissioners at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois, in 1893. The portraits, usually carte de visite or cabinet card photographs, are often accompanied...
    • Contributor: Thacher, John Boyd
    • Date: 1880
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    Gottscho-Schleisner Collection (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available ca. 28,350 negatives : safety film, some nitrate ; 5 x 7 in. (13 x 18 cm.) or smaller. | ca. 300 transparencies : film, color ; 8 x 10 in. (21 x 26 cm.) or smaller. | 11 albums of photographic or photomechanical prints : gelatin silver, some cyanotype, some color ; 16.5 x 14 in. (42 x 35 cm.) or smaller. |...
    • Contributor: Gottscho-Schleisner, Inc - Gottscho, Samuel H. (Samuel Herman) - Schleisner, William H. (William Herman)
    • Date: 1896
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    World's Transportation Commission photograph collection (Library of Congress)
    World Transportation Commission photograph collection (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    584 slides : glass lantern, 358 hand-colored ; 3.25 x 4 in. | 297 photographic prints : gelatin silver ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller. | Collection features views of various types of transportation, such as elephants, horses, sledges, sedan chairs, jinrickishas, and railroads, in North Africa, much of southern and eastern Asia, Australia, Oceania, and Russia. Featured also are various types of...
    • Contributor: Jackson, William Henry
    • Date: 1894
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    Genthe photograph collection (Library of Congress)
    Arnold Genthe photograph collection (Library of Congress) | Genthe collection (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    ca. 16,800 photographs : chiefly film and glass negatives; also lantern slides, autochromes, and transparencies ; 8 x 10 in. (20 x 26 cm.) or smaller. | Most of the images are professional studio portraits. Many of the portraits depict the cultural, social, and political elites in San Francisco (from the late 1890s to 1911) and New York City (from 1911 to 1942), and...
    • Contributor: Genthe, Arnold
    • Date: 1896
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    Civil war photographs, 1861-1865 (Library of Congress)
    Selected civil war photograph collection (Library of Congress) | Anthony-Taylor-Rand-Ordway-Eaton collection (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    ca. 7,200 photographs + 4 illustrations. | Images depict military personnel and facilities, primarily from a Union perspective. Includes the main Eastern theater, the federal navy and seaborne expeditions against the Atlantic Coast of the Confederacy, the war in the West, Washington, D.C., African Americans, fortifications, battlefields, preparations for battle and the aftermath of battle. Also, many portraits of officers and enlisted men, and...
    • Contributor: O'Sullivan, Timothy H. - Barnard, George N. - Gibson, James F. - Gardner, Alexander - Smith, William Morris - Brady, Mathew , Approximately
    • Date: 1860
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    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
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    Abdul-Hamid II collection of photographs of the Ottoman Empire Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available 51 albums ; 19 x 32 in. or smaller. | These photographic albums portray the Ottoman Empire during the reign of one of its last sultans, Abdul-Hamid II. They highlight the modernization of numerous aspects of the Ottoman Empire. Most of the places depicted are within the boundaries of modern-day Turkey, but buildings and sites in Iraq, Lebanon, Greece and other countries are also...
    • Contributor: Abdullah Frères - Abdülhamid II, Sultan of the Turks - Abdullah Fréres - Sebah & Joaillier - Abdülhamid II
    • Date: 1880
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    Bain News Service photograph collection
    George Grantham Bain News Service photograph collection | Bain collection Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    ca. 40,000 negatives : glass ; 4 x 5 in. and 5 x 7 in. | ca. 710 negatives : glass ; 8 x 10 in. | 64 negatives : nitrate film ; 2 1/1 x 3 1/2 in. and 4 x 6 in. | The photographs document local, national, and international news events with a special emphasis on people and events in New...
    • Contributor: Bain, George Grantham - Bain News Service
    • Date: 1860
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    Fenton Crimean War photograph collection
    Roger Fenton collection Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    263 photographic prints : chiefly salted paper, some albumen ; 29.4 x 36.2 cm. or smaller. | These photographs present a substantial documentary record of the participants and the landscape of the Crimean War, although there are no actual combat scenes. Comprised mainly of portrait photographs of British military personnel, as well as some French and Turkish military personnel, including a nurse attached to...
    • Contributor: Fenton, Roger
    • Date: 1855
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    Curtis North American Indian photograph collection
    Curtis (Edward S.) collection | Edward S. Curtis collection | Curtis photographs of North American Indians Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    ca. 2,500 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; 5 x 7 inches or 11 x 14 inches and larger. | The collection includes a large number of individual or group portraits, as well as traditional and ceremonial dress, dwellings and other structures, agriculture, arts and crafts, rites and ceremonies, dances, games, food preparation, transportation, and scenery. The Edward S. Curtis Collection offers a unique...
    • Contributor: Curtis, Edward S.
    • Date: 1899
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    Day photograph collection
    F. Holland Day photograph collection | Day (F. Holland) photograph collection Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    676 photographs : prints ; 5 x 7 inches or 11 x 14 inches and larger. | The collection includes pictorialist photographs by F. Holland Day (Fred Day), who was a leading American exponent of pictorial photography. Day experimented with compositions and themes derived from painting and sculpture and executed many portrait and figure studies. Included are portraits of Kahlil Gibran and his family...
    • Contributor: Day, F. Holland (Fred Holland) - Day, F. Holland
    • Date: 1895
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    Johnston photograph collection (Library of Congress)
    Frances Benjamin Johnston photograph collection | FBJ collection Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    ca. 25,000 items. | Primarily photographs by Johnston, including portraits of prominent Americans, foreign dignitaries, and members of Washington, D.C., social and political circles. Photojournalistic coverage of American politics & government, industry, social conditions, and events, ca. 1890-1913. Architecture in the United States, concentrating on the South, Mid-Atlantic, New England, and the Pacific Coast, ca. 1913-1940. Travels in Europe, Middle East, Bermuda, and across...
    • Contributor: Johnston, Frances Benjamin,. Papers of Frances Benjamin Johnston - Johnston, Frances Benjamin
    • Date: 1864
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Visual materials from the Clare Boothe Luce papers 3,740 items (chiefly photographic prints) ; various sizes. | 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...
    • Contributor: Luce, Clare Boothe
    • Date: 1860
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Visual materials from the records of the National Woman's Party ca. 450 items ; various sizes. | 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...
    • Contributor: National Woman's Party
    • Date: 1884
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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
    4,596 items (photographic prints, photomechanical prints, lithographs, engravings, and drawings) : most b&w, a few color ; various sizes, most 8 x 10 in. or smaller, some as large as 76 x 61 cm. | 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...
    • Contributor: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
    • Date: 1838
  • 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