Collection Items

  • Collection
    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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    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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    Chadbourne collection of Japanese prints (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available 181 prints : woodcut, chiefly color. | Collection testifies to Japanese interest in Western dress, manners, and technology, emphasizing foreigners in Japan as well as imagined scenes in places outside Japan. Some depictions of foreign subject matter may be drawn from Western representations. Many portray national "types," including Americans, English, French, Dutch, Russians, and Chinese; their recreational, business, and military activities and their children...
    • Contributor: Utagawa, Sadahide - Utagawa, Yoshitoyo - Chadbourne, E. Crane (Emily Crane) - Utagawa, Kuniteru - Andō, Hiroshige - Utagawa, Yoshitora, Active - Ikkei - Utagawa, Hiroshige - Ochiai, Yoshiiku - Utagawa, Yoshikazu, Active
    • Date: 1801
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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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    Detroit Publishing Company photograph collection (Library of Congress)
    Detroit Photographic Company collection (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    ca. 25,000 negatives : glass, b&w ; various sizes, most 8 x 10 in. | ca. 20,000 photographic and photomechanical prints : b&w and some color photochrom, cyanotype ; various sizes, most 8 x 10 in. | ca. 2,900 transparencies : glass and some film, b&w and some color ; various sizes, most 5 x 7 in. | 5 albums (241 photomechanical prints) :...
    • Contributor: Jackson, William Henry - Hart, Edward H. - Detroit Publishing Co. - Johnston, J. S. (John S.) - Byron (Firm : New York, N.Y.) - Glover. L. S. (Lycurgus S.) - Peabody, Henry G. (Henry Greenwood)
    • Date: 1880
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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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    Carpenter photograph collection
    Carpenter collection | Frank G. Carpenter collection | Frank and Frances. Carpenter collection Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    29 albums (ca. 5,600 photographic prints) ; 14 x 17 in. (albums) | ca. 9,600 photographic prints : b&w ; 29 x 22.5 cm. or smaller. | ca. 8,000 negatives : glass and nitrate ; chiefly 4x5 and 5x7 in. | Travel views of Africa, Asia, Europe, and North and South America, with additional locations in the Middle East, Mexico, Central America and some...
    • Contributor: Carpenter, Frances - Carpenter, Frank G. - Carpenter, Frank G. (Frank George)
    • 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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    Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available ca. 7,600 photographic prints ; 8 x 10 in. | ca. 6,800 negatives : film ; 8 x 10 in. | A systematic visual record of the early buildings and gardens of nine southern states: Virginia (ca. 600 sites), North Carolina (ca. 300 sites), Georgia (ca. 250 sites), Louisiana (ca. 170 sites), Alabama (ca.150 sites), South Carolina (ca.150 sites), Maryland (ca.135 sites), Florida (ca....
    • Contributor: Carnegie Corporation of New York - Johnston, Frances Benjamin
    • Date: 1864
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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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    Matson photograph collection
    G. Eric and Edith Matson collection | Matson collection Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    ca. 20,000 negatives : glass and film, bulk b&w, some color ; 10 x 12 in. or smaller. | 13 albums (ca. 5,249 photographic prints) ; 15 x 11 in. or smaller (albums) | ca. 905 transparencies : glass, film, 35mm slides, lantern slides, autochromes, finlaycolor, b&w and color; 8 x 10 in. or smaller. | ca. 1120 photographs : gelatin silver prints ;...
    • Contributor: Matson Photo Service - American Colony (Jerusalem). Photo Department
    • Date: 1898
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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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    Pennell collection of Whistleriana
    Joseph Pennell collection of Whistleriana | Joseph and Elizabeth Robins Pennell collection of Whistleriana | Whistleriana collection | I. & E.R. Pennell-Whistler Collection Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    ca. 1,000 items : b&w and color ; 7 cm or smaller. | Joseph and Elizabeth Pennell were introduced to James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) after their move to London in 1884. As their friendship grew, the Pennells began collecting literary and biographical information on Whistler and were asked by the artist to write his biography. Whistler himself contributed notes and suggestions. The Life of...
    • Contributor: Pennell, Joseph - Pennell, Elizabeth Robins - Whistler, James McNeill
    • Date: 1850
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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
  • 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