Collection Items

  • Collection
    Liljenquist Family Collection (Library of Congress)
    Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs (Library of Congress) | Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Ambrotypes and Tintypes (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    The majority of the ambrotypes and tintypes are portraits by unidentified photographers of Civil War soldiers, primarily Union soldiers, as well as some portraits of civilians, outdoor scenes, and copies of works of art. The collection also includes miscellaneous photographs including cartes de visite, manuscripts, ephemera, and objects acquired by the donor while building the collection of ambrotypes and tintypes.
    • Contributor: Liljenquist, Thomas Richard - Liljenquist, Jason George - Liljenquist, Brandon Paul - Liljenquist, Christian Blaine
    • Date: 1851
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    Harris & Ewing photograph collection
    Harris & Ewing collection Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    The photographic negatives produced by the Harris & Ewing studio documents people, events, and architecture, particularly in Washington, D.C., during the period 1905-1945. Included are approximately 50,000 news photographs and 20,000 studio portraits of notable people.
    • Contributor: Harris & Ewing
    • Date: 1905
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    [Grosvenor collection of Alexander Graham Bell photographs]
    Alexander Graham Bell photograph collection | Gilbert H. Grosvenor collection of photographs of the Alexander Graham Bell family | Bell photograph collection Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    The photographs of Alexander Graham Bell and his family, activities, and scientific investigations consist of daguerreotypes and other cased images, photographs, glass negatives, and photograph albums. Included are professional portraits of several generations of the Bell, Fairchild, Grosvernor, and other families, and photographs by family members. Snapshots and family scenes taken during travels in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia and at homes...
    • Contributor: Grosvenor, Gilbert Hovey
    • Date: 1850
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    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
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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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    Herblock collection (Library of Congress)
    Herbert L. Block cartoon collection. | Herbert L. Block collection. | Block cartoon collection. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    ca. 101,000 items. | The archive features more than 14,000 original cartoon drawings from the first to the last years of Herbert Block's career as a pre-eminent editorial voice in American newspapers. The archive also has fragile unprocessed material for which special service arrangements are needed, including the preparatory sketches used to conceptualize his finished pieces and clippings and photographs.
    • Contributor: Block, Herbert
    • Date: 1930
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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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    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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    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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    PH filing series photographs (Library of Congress)
    F. Holland Day photograph collection | Day (F. Holland) photograph collection Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    ca. 3,200 photographic prints : most b&w, some color; various sizes. | This filing series contains many of the Library's photographic prints that have special aesthetic, technical, or historic importance. All photographic portfolios are also part of this series. A primary interest in the photos is studying the creative expression and techniques of individual photographers from mid-1800s to the present. American photographers created most...
    • Contributor: Day, F. Holland
    • Date: 1850
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    Magic poster collection (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available 144 prints (posters) : some b&w, most color ; various sizes. | Posters mainly depict magicians, performing and in portrait. Magicians featured include Herbert Flint, Hardeen, Harry Houdini, Harry Kellar, C.A. George Newmann, Howard Thurston, and others. Images depicted as part of magic acts include devils, skeletons, levitation, decapitations, telepathy, hypnotisms, and crystal balls. Featured magicians not always depicted in image. Some posters are...
    • Contributor: Donaldson Lith. Co. - National Prtg. & Engr. Co. - Otis Lithograph Co. - Strobridge & Co. Lith
    • Date: 1879
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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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    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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    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, Samuel H. (Samuel Herman) - Schleisner, William H. (William Herman) - Gottscho-Schleisner, Inc
    • 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: Detroit Publishing Co. - Jackson, William Henry - Glover. L. S. (Lycurgus S.) - Peabody, Henry G. (Henry Greenwood) - Hart, Edward H. - Johnston, J. S. (John S.) - Byron (Firm : New York, N.Y.)
    • Date: 1880
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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: Barnard, George N. - Brady, Mathew , Approximately - Gardner, Alexander - Gibson, James F. - O'Sullivan, Timothy H. - Smith, William Morris
    • Date: 1860
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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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    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, Frank G. (Frank George) - Carpenter, Frances - Carpenter, Frank G.
    • 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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    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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    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 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
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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