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
    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
  • 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
    Burk Uzzle photojournalism archive, selections from 1959-1982 Selections from Burk Uzzle's archive represent over 300 photo assignments for print media and corporate clients as well as some personal work. Subject coverage depicted in his professional work is broad with emphasis on places, people and events in the United States. Topics include business and industry, segregation, social protests, urban and suburban life and the Woodstock music festival. Personalities and politicians featured include...
    • Contributor: Uzzle, Burk - Magnum Photos - New York (N.Y.). City Planning Commission - Time, Inc - United States Information Agency
    • Date: 1959
  • Collection
    Look magazine photograph collection (Library of Congress) The photographs depict mid-20th century American life, culture, and interests, as well as some views of other countries (including Russia, China, Cuba, and India) and international events such as the Vietnam War. The broad range of subjects covers: people (families, teenagers, children, celebrities, and public figures); fashion; food; lifestyles; architecture and interior decoration; sports; entertainment, motion picture and television industries; aeronautics; cities; education; medicine...
    • Contributor: Cowles Communications, Inc
    • Date: 1937
  • Collection
    Lot filing series for groups of photographs, prints, and drawings (Library of Congress) ca. 1,500,000 pictures. | The images include photographs, prints, drawings, and other types of pictures maintained and cataloged as groups to preserve a unity of subject, provenance, or format. The subject matter, creators, and countries represented in the pictures are international in scope with an emphasis on people, places, and events in the United States.
    • Date: 1500
  • 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 Howard Dearstyne papers
    Howard Dearstyne archive. | Dearstyne collection.
    557 items (chiefly architectural and design drawings); various sizes, in folders 89 x 123 cm. or smaller. | 1 v. (42 photographic prints) : gelatin silver; 8 x 10 in. | Primarily student works by Howard Dearstyne, executed during his study of architecture and design with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig Hilberseimer, and Josef Albers, both at the Bauhaus and privately; some drawings...
    • Contributor: Dearstyne, Howard - Mies Van Der Rohe, Ludwig - Reich, Lilly - Bauhaus
    • Date: 1910
  • 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
  • Collection
    Visual materials from the Roy Wilkins papers 157 items (chiefly photographic prints) ; various sizes. | Primarily photographs documenting the activities of Roy Wilkins during his tenure as Executive Director of the NAACP (LOT 13454). Studio portraits of Wilkins and informal portraits, including some depicting him in his early adult years (LOT 13454). Four photographs showing NAACP members at award banquets or social events (LOT 13456); three panoramas of the 50th...
    • Contributor: Wilkins, Roy
    • Date: 1920
  • Collection
    Visual materials from the Donald D. Walker collection 129 items (chiefly architectural and graphic design drawings). | 110 photographic prints : some color. | Primarily architectural drawings by Frank Lloyd Wright for houses, theaters, hotels, and commercial buildings; graphic design drawings by Wright for a poster and magazine covers; also includes photographs showing Wright, Walker, and others, and Taliesin and Ocotilla; also includes postcards showing buildings designed by Wright.
    • Contributor: Wright, Frank Lloyd - Walker, Donald D.
    • Date: 1907
  • Collection
    Visual materials from the Lawrence E. Spivak papers
    Meet the Press collection
    ca. 5,750 items (chiefly photographic prints) ; various sizes, most 8 x 10 in. | Collection consists primarily of photographs related to Lawrence Spivak's long career in radio and television journalism. The bulk of the images are routine portrait photos and group shots of national and international political figures who were guests on the public affairs panel series "Meet the Press." Also included are...
    • Contributor: Spivak, Lawrence E. (Lawrence Edmund) - Meet the Press Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1940
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Visual materials from the May Craig papers 680 items (chiefly photographic prints) ; various sizes. | Images document Craig's career as a journalist. Includes Craig with prominent political and military figures, as well as national and international government officials, including some women politicians. Also includes Craig in professional activities with other journalists, including the Women's National Press Club; many publicity photographs of the Meet the Press show depicting Craig with other...
    • Date: 1926
  • 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: Barnard, George N. - Bell, William - Jackson, William Henry - O'Sullivan, Timothy H. - Watkins, Carleton E. - Hillers, John K. - Haas & Peale
    • Date: 1800
  • Collection
    Adams photographs of Manzanar War Relocation Center
    Photographs of Manzanar War Relocation Center. | Manzanar Collection.
    217 photographic prints : gelatin silver ; 11 x 14 inches or smaller. | 174 negatives : safety film ; 5 x 7 inches or smaller. | 68 negatives : nitrate ; chiefly 4 x 5 inches. | Photographs document the lives of Japanese Americans interned during World War II at the Manzanar Relocation Center, in Inyo County, California. There are numerous close-up and...
    • Contributor: Adams, Ansel
    • Date: 1943
  • 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: Brown, George Loring - Champney, Benjamin - Grain, Frederick - Hewitt, William Keesey - Homer, Winslow - Johnston, David Claypoole - Lane, Fitz Henry
    • 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
    Barnhill photographs of pioneer life in western North Carolina, 1914-1917
    Pioneer life in western North Carolina, 1914-1917 | Barnhill Collection (Library of Congress) | William A. Barnhill Collection
    76 photographic prints : gold-toned. | 8 photographic prints : matte. | Excellent documentary photos of mountain whites; apples, basket making, cider, flour-mills, pets, pottery, primitive agriculture & industry, sheep, shingles, sledge, sorghum, spinning-wheel, toys, violinists, wagons, water-wheels, and weaving. According to Melville, "Barnhill was interested in local technology and handicrafts and recorded local inhabitants performing such daily tasks as milling, weaving, preparing food,...
    • Contributor: Barnhill, Wm. A.
    • Date: 1914
  • 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
  • Collection
    Visual materials from the Lillian Gish papers, part 1
    Gish Collection
    ca. 340 items. | Portraits of Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Mrs. (Mary) Gish, Stuart Erwin, D.W. Griffith, Justin Laird, James Rennie; Ronald Colman in movie or play; portraits of Kate Bruce and of her acting; Grandma Moses; and Lilian Gish with others, including actors. Also, movie stills from various films with Lillian Gish, and one film, the "Swan," in which she did not appear....
    • Contributor: Gish, Lillian
    • Date: 1915
  • 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, Orville - Wright, Wilbur
    • 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