Collection Items

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    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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    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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    Brady-Handy photograph collection
    Handy-Brady photograph collection | Brady-Handy collection Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    The majority of the Brady-Handy negatives are Civil War and post-Civil War portraits, with a small collection of Washington views. Included are Presidents of the United States, their wives, members of Congress, military and naval officers, actors, artists, religious leaders, and other notables.
    • Contributor: Brady, Mathew - Handy, Levin C. (Levin Corbin)
    • Date: 1855
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    HABS / HAER / HALS Collection
    Historic American Buildings Survey / Historic American Engineering Record / Historic American Landscapes Survey Collection | Built in America: Historic American Buildings Survey / Historic American Engineering Record / Historic American Landscapes Survey Collection | Architecture, Engineering, and Landscapes: Historic American Buildings Survey / Historic American Engineering Record / Historic American Landscapes Survey Collection Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    more than 600,000 items ; various sizes. | This collection documents more than 40,000 historic structures and sites through large-format photographs (b&w and color), measured drawings, and written historical reports. Additions are made each year. More detailed information is available in the descriptions for the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), and the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS).
    • Date: 1933
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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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    Cartoon drawing filing series (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available ca. 9,500 items : chiefly drawings. | Contains original drawings and illustrations for political, editorial, and humorous cartoons published by international cartoonists in chiefly American newspapers, magazines, and books. Focus is on politics and government, international relations, with emphasis on United States relations with Russia and the Soviet Union, Great Britain, France, Spain, Germany, Mexico, Cuba, Japan, and Italy; domestic affairs, including African American...
    • Contributor: Bartholomew, Charles Lewis - Berryman, Clifford Kennedy - Cesare, Oscar Edward - Conacher, John C. - Covarrubias, Miguel - Crockett, Gi - Frueh, Alfred Joseph - Harrington, Oliver W. (Oliver Wendell) - Johnson, Herbert - Kelly, Walt - Kirby, Rollin - Mahony, Felix - Mauldin, Bill - Muḥaṣṣiṣ, Ardashīr
    • Date: 1794
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    Documentary drawing filing series (Library of Congress)
    Drawings (documentary) filing series (Library of Congress) | DRWG filing series (Library of Congress) | Civil War drawings collection (Library of Congress). | J. Pierpont Morgan collection of Civil War drawings (Library of Congress). Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    ca. 3,000 drawings : b&w and color ; various sizes. | This assemblage of documentary drawings features many eye-witness sketches made during the U.S. Civil War. Also included are topographical views, bank note vignettes, portraits, and courtroom sketches. A large group of Russian drawings show areas of China in the 1800s. Among the well-known artists represented by numerous works are William Birch, Howard Brodie,...
    • Date: 1750
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    Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information photograph collection (Library of Congress)
    FSA-OWI photograph collection | Office of War Information photograph collection Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    ca. 107,000 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller. | ca. 170,000 negatives : nitrate and safety, b&w ; 8x10 in. or smaller. | ca. 1,200 transparencies : nitrate and safety, b&w ; 8x10 in. or smaller. | ca. 1,610 transparencies : color ; 4x5 in. or smaller. | ca. ___ items (text records). | A visual encyclopedia of rural...
    • Contributor: United States. Farm Security Administration - United States. Office of War Information
    • Date: 1935
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    British cartoon prints collection (Library of Congress)
    British cartoon print filing series (Library of Congress) | Cartoon prints collection (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    ca. 10,000 prints : some hand-colored ; various sizes. | Primarily satirical prints by British artists and/or publishers to highlight the foibles of politically and socially prominent persons. Also includes some Dutch, French, and German cartoons. Frequently depicted are members of Parliament, the royal family, and their mistresses. Also depicted, often in allegories, are symbolic characters such as Britannia, Brother Jonathan, John Bull, and...
    • Date: 1650
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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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    Work Projects Administration poster collection (Library of Congress)
    WPA poster collection (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    907 prints (posters) : most color; various sizes. | Includes almost half of the posters created by the United States Works Progress Administration, later Work Projects Administration (WPA). Many posters publicize the Depression-era activities of WPA branches such as the Federal Art Project, Federal Music Project, Federal Theatre Project, and the Index of American Design. These groups produced plays, concerts, dance performances, revues, operas,...
    • Date: 1936
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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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    Souvenir viewbooks filing series (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available ca. 1,100 items ; various sizes. | Souvenir booklets containing color and black-and-white views of cities and towns in the United States and Europe. Includes architecture, historical sites, monuments, parks, railroads, resorts, and other popular tourist attractions.
    • Contributor: Wittemann Brothers - Albertype Co.
    • Date: 1880
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    Horydczak photograph collection (Library of Congress)
    Theodor Horydczak photograph collection Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    ca. 9,200 negatives : safety film ; 8 x 10 in. (21 x 26 cm.) or smaller. | ca. 3,950 negatives : nitrate ; 8 x 10 in. (21 x 26 cm.) or smaller. | ca. 260 negatives : glass ; 8 x 10 in. (21 x 26 cm.) or smaller. | ca. 940 transparencies : film, glass, and slides, color ; 8 x...
    • Contributor: Horydczak, Theodor, Approximately - Horydczak, Theodor
    • Date: 1915
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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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    Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information color slides and transparencies collection (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available 1,616 transparencies (film and slides) : color ; 4 x 5 in. or smaller. | Documentary images of life and culture in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Farm Security Administration images focus on rural areas, depicting farming, mining, forestry, migrant labor, children, and fairs. Includes particularly extensive coverage of Afro-Americans, but also includes whites, Hispanic Americans, and islanders. Office...
    • Contributor: Bransby, David - Collins, Marjory - Collier, John, Jr. - Delano, Jack - Dixon, Royden - Downey, Jack - Feininger, Andreas - Hollem, Howard R. - Jacobs, Fenno - Lee, Russell ... Bransby, David - Collins, Marjory - Collier, John, Jr. - Delano, Jack - Dixon, Royden - Downey, Jack - Feininger, Andreas - Hollem, Howard R. - Jacobs, Fenno - Lee, Russell - Liberman, Howard - Palmer, Alfred T. - Rittase, William M. - Rosskam, Louise - Rothstein, Arthur - Rous, John - Sherwood, Mark - Siegel, Arthur S. - Vachon, John - Wolcott, Marion Post - United States. Farm Security Administration - United States. Office of War Information - Collier, John
    • Date: 1939
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    Genthe photograph collection (Library of Congress)
    Arnold Genthe photograph collection (Library of Congress) | Genthe collection (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    ca. 16,800 photographs : chiefly film and glass negatives; also lantern slides, autochromes, and transparencies ; 8 x 10 in. (20 x 26 cm.) or smaller. | Most of the images are professional studio portraits. Many of the portraits depict the cultural, social, and political elites in San Francisco (from the late 1890s to 1911) and New York City (from 1911 to 1942), and...
    • Contributor: Genthe, Arnold
    • Date: 1896
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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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    Historic American Buildings Survey Collection
    HABS Collection | Built in America: Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record | HALS collection | HAER Collection | Built in America: Historic American Buildings Survey / Historic American Engineering Record | Historic American Buildings Survey / Historic American Engineering Record / Historic American Landscapes Survey Collection | Built in America: Historic American Buildings Survey / Historic American Engineering Record / Historic American Landscapes Survey Collection | Architecture, Engineering, and Landscapes: Historic American Buildings Survey / Historic American Engineering Record / Historic American Landscapes Survey Collection Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    ca. 400,000 items ; various sizes. | This expanding collection documents almost 30,000 structures and sites through large-format photographs, measured drawings, and written historical reports. Included are architecturally significant and vernacular examples of public, commercial, and private buildings throughout the United States and its territories.
    • Contributor: Historic American Buildings Survey - Historic American Landscapes Survey - Historic American Engineering Record
    • Date: 1933
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    Historic American Engineering Record Collection
    HAER Collection | Built in America: Historic American Buildings Survey / Historic American Engineering Record Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    ca. 195,000 items ; various sizes. | This expanding collection documents more than 7,600 structures, sites, and industrial processes through large-format photographs, measured drawings, and written historical reports. Included are a wide range of industries and transportation facilities throughout the United States and its territories such as factories, mills, bridges, canals, and railroads.
    • Contributor: Historic American Engineering Record
    • Date: 1969
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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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    Historic American Landscapes Survey Collection
    HALS collection | Built in America: Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    ca. 1,000 items ; various sizes. | This expanding collection already documents more than 40 historic landscapes through large-format photographs (b&w and color), measured drawings, and written historical reports. Coverage includes gardens, urban parks and plazas, cemeteries, and agricultural complexes.
    • Contributor: Historic American Landscapes Survey
    • Date: 2000
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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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    National Photo Company collection
    Herbert E. French photograph collection Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    ca. 40,000 negatives : glass, and some safety film ; from 4 x 5 in. to 8 x 10 in. | ca. 40,000 photographic prints : gelatin silver ; various sizes. | The National Photo Company Collection documents virtually all aspects of Washington, D.C., life, including inaugurations, sports, landmarks, conventions, and topics of local interest. During the administrations of Presidents Wilson, Harding, Coolidge, and...
    • Contributor: National Photo Company
    • Date: 1909
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    Curtis North American Indian photograph collection
    Curtis (Edward S.) collection | Edward S. Curtis collection | Curtis photographs of North American Indians Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    ca. 2,500 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; 5 x 7 inches or 11 x 14 inches and larger. | The collection includes a large number of individual or group portraits, as well as traditional and ceremonial dress, dwellings and other structures, agriculture, arts and crafts, rites and ceremonies, dances, games, food preparation, transportation, and scenery. The Edward S. Curtis Collection offers a unique...
    • Contributor: Curtis, Edward S.
    • Date: 1899