Collection Items

  • 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
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    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: Bandholtz, F. J. (Frederick J.) - Haines Photo Co. (Conneaut, Ohio) - Geo. R. Lawrence Co. - Pillsbury Picture Co. - West Coast Art Co.
    • Date: 1851
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    Minstrel poster collection (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available 177 prints (posters) : some b&w, most color ; various sizes. | Posters mainly depict minstrels and minstrel companies, performing and in portrait. Minstrels, usually, though not exclusively, performed programs of African-American music, broad comedy and jokes, and African-American impersonations, frequently in blackface. Featured minstrels include Lew Dockstader, Al G. Field, Carroll Johnson, Richard J. José, Ezra Kendall, Chas. H. Larkin, Tom Lewis, George...
    • Contributor: Courier Co. Lith. Dpt - Courier Litho. Co. - Otis Lithograph Co. - Strobridge & Co. Lith - U.S. Printing Co.
    • Date: 1847
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    Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available 1,784 prints (posters) : some b&w, most color; various sizes. | Collection includes posters advertising individual plays and operettas, burlesque, vaudeville, and specialty acts, dance companies, extravaganzas produced by the Kiralfy Brothers, portraits of entertainers, and stock posters. Featured performers include Julia Arthur, De Wolfe Hopper, Joseph Hart Vaudeville Co., Thomas W. Keene, Andrew Mack, Robert B. Mantell, Mathews & Bulger, Lewis Morrison, Phil...
    • Contributor: A.S. Seer Print - Courier Litho. Co. - H.C. Miner Litho. Co. - Metropolitan Litho. Studio - Strobridge & Co. Lith - U.S. Lithograph Co. - U.S. Printing Co.
    • Date: 1850
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    Van Vechten photograph collection (Library of Congress)
    Carl Van Vechten photograph collection (Library of Congress) | Van Vechten collection (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    1,395 photographic prints : gelatin silver ; 28 x 35 cm. or smaller. | Chiefly studio portraits of people involved in the arts, including musicians; dancers; artists; literati; theatrical, film and television actors and actresses. Also included are antique dealers, athletes, publishers, statesmen, and many people associated with the Harlem Renaissance. People who appear in more than 10 portraits include: Judith Anderson, Tallulah Bankhead,...
    • Contributor: Van Vechten, Carl - Lutz, Mark - Mauriber, Saul - Taylor, Prentiss
    • Date: 1927
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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: Abdülhamid II, Sultan of the Turks - Abdullah Fréres - Sebah & Joaillier - Abdülhamid II - Abdullah Frères
    • Date: 1880
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    [National Child Labor Committee collection]
    Lewis Hine collection Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    21 albums (ca. 5,100 photographic prints) ; albums 27 x 30 cm. | 355 negatives : glass ; negatives 10 x 15 cm and 13 x 18 cm (4 x 6 and 5 x 7 format) | Photographs focusing on children, showing workers, working and living conditions, and educational settings in the United States between 1908 and 1924. Images depict working conditions in agriculture,...
    • Contributor: Hine, Lewis Wickes - National Child Labor Committee (U.S.)
    • Date: 1908
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    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
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    Highsmith archive
    Carol M. Highsmith archive | Carol M. Highsmith photograph archive Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    276 photographic prints : gelatin silver ; 8 x 10 in. | 241 photographic prints : cibachrome, color ; 8 x 10 in. | 7278 transparencies : film, color ; chiefly 4 x 5 in. | 1213 negatives : safety film, b&w ; chiefly 4 x 5 in. | 2 photographs (digital prints) : color. | 24,121 photographs : digital files, TIFF, mostly color....
    • Contributor: Highsmith, Carol M.
    • Date: 1980
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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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    Prokudin-Gorskiĭ photograph collection (Library of Congress)
    Sergeĭ Mikhaĭlovich Prokudin-Gorskiĭ Collection Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    14 albums (2,433 photographic prints) ; 27 x 41 cm. (album) | 1,902 negatives : glass, b&w, three-color separation, triple frame ; 24 x 9 cm. | Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskiĭ's photographic survey of the Russian Empire (1909-1915) provides 2,615 distinct photographic views that show cities and villages, religious architecture, industrial and agricultural activities and sites, historic sites, waterway and railway construction, cultural artifacts, people,...
    • Contributor: Prokudin-Gorskiĭ, Sergeĭ Mikhaĭlovich
    • Date: 1905
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    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
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    Kandell Collection of Sikkim Photographs
    Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim Photographs Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    ca. 5,145 transparencies : color slides ; 35mm. | 537 photographic prints : gelatin silver and dye coupler ; 36 x 28 cm or smaller. | ca. 6,000 photographs on ca. 154 contact sheets : b&w prints ; sheets 30 x 26 cm and 28 x 23.5 cm or smaller. | ca. 6,000 negatives : safety film ; chiefly 35 mm. | ca. 50...
    • Contributor: Kandell, Alice S. - Tse Ten Tashi - Sikkim (India). Publicity Department
    • Date: 1965
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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: Photoglob Co. - Detroit Publishing Co.
    • Date: 1890
  • 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 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
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    Gottlieb Jazz Photograph Collection
    Gottlieb photograph collection | William P. Gottlieb / Ira and Leonore S. Gershwin Fund Collection | Photographs from the golden age of jazz | Golden age of jazz Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    1,541 negatives : film, 1,533 b&w and 8 color; 4 x 5 in. or smaller. | ca. 1,230 photographic prints : b&w contact prints; 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. or smaller. | 933 photographic prints : 926 b&w, 7 color; 8 x 10 in. or smaller. | 36 transparencies : film, color; 4 x 5 in. or smaller. | Photographs made by writer-photographer...
    • Contributor: Gottlieb, William P.
    • Date: 1938
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    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
  • 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
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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