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
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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
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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: Brown, George Loring - Champney, Benjamin - Grain, Frederick - Hewitt, William Keesey - Homer, Winslow - Johnston, David Claypoole - Lane, Fitz Henry
    • 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
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    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
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    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
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    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
  • Collection
    Allen photograph collection
    Joseph S. Allen collection
    37 albums (11,427 gelatin silver photographic prints) ; 29 x 39 cm (album) | Buildings, especially county courthouses, as well as other government buildings, churches, educational and residential buildings, historic monuments, and outdoor sculpture in twenty-seven eastern and midwestern states; includes extensive coverage of Washington, D.C., structures, as well as structures in suburban Virginia and Maryland.
    • Contributor: Allen, Joseph S.
    • Date: 1935
  • Collection
    Mexican Indian Pictorial Documents collection ca. 1,000 photographic prints ; 8 x 10 in. | Photocopies of pictorial documents relating to Mexican Indians collected from world-wide sources.
    • Contributor: Cline, Howard Francis
    • Date: 1940
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    Feinberg-Whitman Collection 431 photoprints ; 69 x 57 cm. or smaller. | 53 prints : etching, engraving, and lithograph ; 76 x 51 cm. or smaller. | 7 drawings : pen and ink, watercolor ; 58 x 43 cm. or smaller. | 4 paintings (2 on wood) ; 65 x 55 cm. or smaller. | Portraits of Whitman; images of persons and places associated with him....
    • Contributor: Feinberg, Charles E.
    • Date: 1848
  • Collection
    Glaser/Frey collection of American viewbooks ca. 300 items.
    • Contributor: Glaser, Louis - Jarvis, J. F. (John F.) - Philip Frey & Co.
    • Date: 1873
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Harold L. Ickes collection 703 items. | Includes tours Ickes took to Puerto Rico, Cuba, Alaska, and Olympic National Park; participation in activities such as dedications; conferences, and speeches. Political figures photographed include Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, cabinet members, diplomats, and senators and congressmen; celebrities include Marian Anderson and Katherine Hepburn.
    • Date: 1874
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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: Goodyear, A. Conger (Anson Conger) - Hesler, Alexander - Gardner, Alexander - Berger, Anthony
    • Date: 1856
  • Collection
    Pennsylvania German fraktur, broadsides, and related drawings 158 items (prints, drawings, and manuscripts) on paper : most hand-colored ; sheet 49 x 40 cm. or smaller. | Most of the fraktur, a form of Pennsylvania German folk art, are printed or manuscript birth and baptismal certificates (Taufscheine), with watercolor decoration. The manuscript fraktur also include several writing samples (Vorschriften); two valentines; drawings of various flowers, birds, animals, houses, a farm, and...
    • Contributor: Brechall, Martin, Active - Bruckman, Carl Augustus - Krebs, F. (Friedrich) - Peters, Gustav Sigismund - Sebald, H. (Hugo), Active - Johann Ritter Und Companie - Brechall, Martin - Sebald, H. (Hugo)
    • Date: 1777
  • 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
  • Collection
    Exit Art "Reactions" exhibit collection ca. 2,549 items ; 11 x 8.5 in. | Pictures and manuscripts (collages, digital prints, drawings, paintings, photographs, poetry, letters, etc.) by professional artists, non-artists, and children reflecting personal responses to the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001.
    • Contributor: Exit Art (Gallery : New York, N.Y.)
    • Date: 2001
  • Collection
    "Ground Zero, World Trade Center Photo Exhibit" held at the Bolivar Arellano Gallery, New York City 127 photographs (digital prints) : inkjet, chiefly color ; 30 x 42 cm. | 12 photographs : digital, TIFF, 11 b&w, 1 color. | Photographs by 20 photojournalists showing disaster and recovery efforts in lower Manhattan following the September 11th terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in 2001. Coverage includes the Twin Towers burning, debris and wreckage subsequent to collapse of the buildings;...
    • Contributor: Alcorn, Jim - Altaffer, Mary - Arellano, Bolivar - Beckwith, Tamara - Cirone, William - Fioranelli, Anthony - González, Juan - Halasy, Don - Hirsch, Steven - Lopez, William C. ... Alcorn, Jim - Altaffer, Mary - Arellano, Bolivar - Beckwith, Tamara - Cirone, William - Fioranelli, Anthony - González, Juan - Halasy, Don - Hirsch, Steven - Lopez, William C. - Maisel, Todd - McDermott, Matthew - Mecea, Robert - Miller, G.N. - Miller, Robert - Rivera, José A. (José Antonio) - Schwartz, Michael - Stapleton, Shannon - Stelzer, Brigitte - Watts, Susan - Bolivar Arellano Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
    • Date: 2001
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    Artwork for "9-11 Emergency Relief" issued by Alternative Comics 77 items ; various sizes. | Artwork for comic book stories about the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001. Images and text reflect cartoonists' and writers' reactions to and experiences following the tragic event.
    • Contributor: Cooney, Dan - Chu, M. (Mavis) - Eisner, Will - Forsch, Evan - Hempel, Marc - Harrison, Jim - Jensen, K. Thor - Kleid, Neil - Knowle, Chris - Lay, Carol ... Cooney, Dan - Chu, M. (Mavis) - Eisner, Will - Forsch, Evan - Hempel, Marc - Harrison, Jim - Jensen, K. Thor - Kleid, Neil - Knowle, Chris - Lay, Carol - Lewis, A. David - Martin, Jason - Merinuk, Darren - Narvaez, Jason - Palmiotti, Peter - Quiring, Evan - Roland, Harry - Staton, John - Ullman, Robert (Robert K.) - Wheatley, Mark
    • Date: 2001
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Dean Collection of Abstract Expressionist Prints
    Charles R. Dean Collection of Abstract Expressionist Prints
    132 prints : lithographs, etchings, engravings, woodcuts, serigraphs, b&w and color ; 65 x 49 cm. or smaller. | 3 drawings : charcoal, graphite, watercolor, b&w and color ; 77 x 58 cm. or smaller. | Collection consists primarily of examples of American abstract prints from the 1940's to the 1960's collected by Charles Dean of New York City. Most prints are signed, and...
    • Contributor: Dean, Charles R.
    • Date: 1945
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    Grabill photographs of frontier life in South Dakota and Wyoming
    John C. H. Grabill collection
    188 photographic prints : albumen ; 34 x 42 cm. or smaller. | 3076-1: Ox teams in the Black Hills of South Dakota; 3076-2: Portraits of Oglala, Lakota, Miniconjou, and Brulé Indians, Pine Ridge and Cheyenne River, South Dakota; 3076-3: Railroads, including construction and railroad camps in South Dakota and Wyoming; 3076-4: Portraits of U.S. Cavalry & Infantry at South Dakota; 3076-5: Parades at...
    • Contributor: Grabill, John C. H.
    • Date: 1887
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    Photographic views of Kern County, California
    Kern County Survey collection
    418 photographs, 4 cadastral maps : prints on card mounts ; prints 17 x 22 cm , maps 36 x 49 cm and 64 x 44 cm. | Photographs (and accompanying maps) show farms, ranches and irrigation systems, primarily canals, in Kern County, Calif. Images include ranch houses and buildings; dairy farming activities and livestock. Also some views of houses, fruit trees and grape...
    • Contributor: Watkins, Carleton E.
    • Date: 1888
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    Lawrence & Houseworth photographs of Northern California and Western Nevada from the series Gems of California scenery
    Lawrence & Houseworth collection
    ca. 900 photographic prints : half-stereograph, albumen ; 8.5 x 9.5 cm. | Half-stereograph prints show sites in Northern California with emphasis on San Francisco and areas of the Sierra Nevada. Also views of Carson City and Virginia City in Western Nevada. Subjects include placer and hydraulic mining operations and settlements; commercial buildings; the Central Pacific Railroad; churches; dwellings; mills; missions; harbors and wharfs;...
    • Contributor: Lawrence & Houseworth - Lawrence & Houseworth. Gems of California Scenery
    • Date: 1862