Collection Items

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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, Christian Blaine - Liljenquist, Jason George - Liljenquist, Thomas Richard - Liljenquist, Brandon Paul
    • 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: Larabee, Esther. Esther Larabee Indenture - Janey (Slave). Janey (Slave) Bill of Sale
    • Date: 1800
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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
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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: Rogers, W. A. (William Allen) - Frost, A. (Arthur Burdett) - 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
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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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    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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    Souvenir viewbooks filing series (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available ca. 1,100 items ; various sizes. | Souvenir booklets containing color and black-and-white views of cities and towns in the United States and Europe. Includes architecture, historical sites, monuments, parks, railroads, resorts, and other popular tourist attractions.
    • Contributor: Wittemann Brothers - Albertype Co.
    • 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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    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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    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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    Photochrom print collection Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available 6,395 photomechanical prints : photochrom, color, some b&w ; 18 x 23 cm. (7 x 9 in.) or smaller. | 13 photomechanical prints (panoramas) : photochrom, color ; 20 x 61 cm. (8 x 24 in.) or smaller. | Photochrom prints show late 19th and early 20th century travel views of Europe and the Middle East, primarily of Eastern and Central European destinations (including...
    • Contributor: Detroit Publishing Co. - Photoglob Co.
    • Date: 1890
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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 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
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    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
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    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
  • 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
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    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
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    Glaser/Frey collection of American viewbooks ca. 300 items.
    • Contributor: Jarvis, J. F. (John F.) - Glaser, Louis - Philip Frey & Co.
    • Date: 1873
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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