Collection Items

  • Collection
    Pennell collection
    Joseph and Elizabeth Robins Pennell collection | Joseph Pennell collection | Pennell collection | I. & E.R. Pennell-Whistler Collection Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    The Prints and Photographs Division has copies of virtually all of Pennell's published graphic works, approximately 1,885 prints. Included are his famous series on Philadelphia and the Panama Canal as well as "War Work in America," "War Work in England," and numerous depictions of industrial and urban scenes in Europe and America. The prints are listed in the fine prints card catalog and in...
    • Contributor: Pennell, Joseph - Pennell, Elizabeth Robins
    • Date: 1865
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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: Janey (Slave). Janey (Slave) Bill of Sale - Larabee, Esther. Esther Larabee Indenture
    • Date: 1800
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    College Women's Association of Japan print collection Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Prints showing a variety of subjects and abstract designs from the College Women's Association of Japan 50th anniversary print show at theTokyo American Club, Tokyo, Japan, October 21-23, 2005.
    • Contributor: College Women's Association of Japan
    • Date: 1987
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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: Beard, Daniel Carter - Elliott, Elizabeth Shippen Green - Fogarty, Thomas - Frost, A. (Arthur Burdett) - Herford, Oliver - Rogers, W. A. (William Allen) - Smedley, W. T. (William Thomas) - Steele, Frederic Dorr - Wright, George Hand - Yohn, F. C. (Frederick Coffay)
    • Date: 1830
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    Case book collection for books with original prints and photographs (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available ca. 2,000 items ; various sizes. | Includes books and serials (bound volumes) that contain original visual materials such as engravings, woodcuts, lithographs, fine photogravures, and photographic prints. The illustrations are often the featured aspect of the work. Subject matter and country of origin vary widely. Representative examples include: The designs of Inigo Jones (1767); Suite de vues pittoresques des ruines de Pompǐi (1819);...
    • Date: 1550
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    Fine print filing series (Library of Congress)
    Cut in wood, the 5. chie masters, vol. VIII
    ca. 85,000 prints : most b&w, some color ; various sizes. | Collection includes prints created as art works. The bulk are by American printmakers and artists (e.g., Paul Revere, Mary Cassatt, Jim Dine, Joseph Pennell), but creators in many other countries are also represented (e.g., Albrecht Dürer and Marc Chagall). Subjects vary widely, for example, portraits, religious themes, historical events, and street scenes.
    • Contributor: Andreani, Andrea - Beccafumi, Domenico - Carpi, Ugo Da - Coriolano, Bartolomeo - Parmigianino - Pembroke, Thomas Herbert - Pembroke, Henry Herbert
    • Date: 1450
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    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
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    American cartoon print filing series (Library of Congress)
    Political cartoon prints, United States (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    438 prints : predominately b&w, some color ; various sizes. | Political cartoons and caricatures that cover a wide range of topics from pre-revolutionary America through the presidency of Chester A. Arthur. The predominate theme is the growth and development of the political process and its role in the governance of the United States. These prints were used to advance political candidacies, attack individuals...
    • Contributor: Baillie, James S., Active - Bucholzer, H. - Childs, John, Active - Clay, Edward Williams - Currier, Nathaniel - Magee, John L. - Maurer, Louis - Robinson, Henry R. - Currier & Ives
    • Date: 1766
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    Popular graphic art print filing series (Library of Congress)
    Historical print collection (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    ca. 13,000 prints : many color; various sizes. | Collection includes prints showing a wide variety of popular subjects, from city and harbor views, street scenes, and manufacturing plants to genre scenes, historical events, portraits, and advertisements. These examples of the popular graphic arts were created for display or other uses in homes, commercial settings, or public spaces. Most of the prints are by...
    • Date: 1700
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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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    Swann collection of caricature and cartoon (Library of Congress)
    Caroline and Erwin Swann collection of caricature and cartoon (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    2,085 items. | Political prints and drawings, satires, caricatures, cartoon strips and panels, and periodical illustrations by more than 500 artists, most of whom are American. Includes images that reflect political and economic conditions, social mores, employment, domestic life, families and children, relations between the sexes, and superheroes.
    • Contributor: Swann, Erwin - Caroline and Erwin Swann Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1780
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    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
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    Third Reich collection (Library of Congress)
    Visual materials from theThird Reich collection (Library of Congress) | Hitler library (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    ca. 40,000 photographs : gelatin silver prints, albums, and related items | These visual materials were confiscated from Adolf Hitler, other Nazi leaders, and Nazi organizations at the end of World War II. Most of the albums were prepared as gifts for party leaders and contain photographs of German cities, official construction projects, scenic points of interest, art works, and Nazi activities. (Source: Melville...
    • Date: 1920
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    Oliver Wendell Holmes Library (Library of Congress)
    Oliver Wendell Holmes Collection | Visual materials from the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library | Holmes Collection of fine prints Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    ca. 500 prints ; various sizes. | The collection consists of several hundred European and American prints.
    • Date: 1500
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    Hubbard collection of fine prints
    Gardiner Greene Hubbard collection of fine prints Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    ca. 2,700 prints and drawings ; various sizes. | The collection consists of more than 2,500 fine prints and and some drawings, including works by Dürer, Rembrandt, Callot, and other major printmakers, historical prints pertaining to Napoleon Bonaparte and Frederick the Great, and numerous portraits. This is the first major collection of fine prints donated to the Library of Congress, shortly after the Thomas...
    • Date: 1500
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    Playing card collection (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available ca. 2,000 items ; various sizes. | Two hundred and fifty decks of playing cards acquired by the Library of Congress over the years through gift, purchase, and copyright deposit have been organized as a unit in the Prints and Photographs Division. This heterogeneous collection contains cards produced in twenty-four countries during the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Of particular interest are depictions of...
    • Date: 1750
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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
  • 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