Collection Items

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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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    Pennell book collection (Library of Congress)
    Joseph Pennell personal library (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    ca. 1,000 items ; various sizes. | Includes books, exhibition catalogs, pamphlets, and serials collected by artist and printmaker Joseph Pennell and his wife, Elizabeth Robins Pennell. Many volumes contain annotations made by Pennell, and many have original engravings, woodcuts, or lithographs; many contain illustrations by Pennell. The subject matter often concerns the history and techniques of the graphic arts (illustration, printmaking, and printmakers),...
    • Contributor: Pennell, Joseph - Pennell, Elizabeth Robins
    • Date: 1750
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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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    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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    Advertising poster collection (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available ca. 500 prints (posters) : most color; various sizes. | This collection includes posters created to advertise many kinds of events and consummable products; some are billboard sheets. The themes include promotions for books & magazines, elections, fairs & expositions, food, horse racing, patent medicines, railroads, soaps, and sports. Most of the posters were produced in the United States. Many are by unidentified creators;...
    • Date: 1870
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    Artcraft poster collection Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available ca. 1,500 prints (posters) : most color; various sizes. | Collection consists of posters printed by the Artcraft Lithograph & Printing Co. announcing dramatic and muscial performances, mostly Broadway shows with major stage stars.
    • Date: 1950
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    Circus, carnival, and rodeo poster collection (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available ca. 500 prints (posters) : most color; various sizes. | Includes posters created to advertise many kinds of general circuses, acrobatic and animal acts, and wild west shows, including Barnum & Bailey, Forepaugh & Sells, Ringling Brothers, Buffalo Bill, and other companies. In addition, a few posters feature carnivals and rodeos. The bulk of the posters were produced in the United States, but circuses...
    • Contributor: Strobridge & Co. Lith
    • Date: 1840
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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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    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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    Spanish Civil War poster collection (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available 123 prints (posters) : lithographs, chiefly color ; 213 x 161 cm. or smaller. | 1 print (poster) : silkscreen, color ; 43 x 28 cm. | Items from this poster collection are sponsored by all factions in the Spanish Civil War including Republican, anti-Republican groups (including the Falange, party of Francisco Franco), trade unions, Catalonian nationalists and various international factions. A large number...
    • Contributor: Bardasano, José - Fontseré, Carles - Hinsberger, Aleix - Puyol, Ramón - Catalonia (Spain). Comissariat De Propaganda - Confederación Nacional Del Trabajo (Spain) - F.A.I. (Organization : Spain) - Falange Española. Jefatura Nacional De Prensa Y Propaganda. Seccion Mural - Unión General De Trabajadores De España - Spain. Ministerio De Instrucción Pública Y Sanidad
    • Date: 1936
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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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    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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    World War I and World War II poster collection (Library of Congress)
    WWI poster collection (Library of Congress) | WWII poster collection (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    WWI posters. Among these 800 posters the major themes include recruitment and enlistment, fund raising through liberty loans, communications, medical and social aspects, economic and industrial aspects. Some posters also represent the civilian war effort. About half of the posters were issued by the United States government or the American Red Cross; almost 300 were issued in Great Britain, and the remainder are from...
    • Date: 1914
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    Yanker collection of political and propaganda posters
    Gary Yanker collection of political and propaganda posters Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    ca. 3,500 prints (posters) : most color; various sizes. | Collection consists of political, propaganda, and social issue posters, handbills, and a few bumper stickers. About 1,500 of the posters were produced in the United States, with the remaining issued in more than 50 other countries and the United Nations. The major themes portrayed were often considered radical protest pieces in the 1960s and...
    • Contributor: Yanker, Gary
    • Date: 1927
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    Artist poster filing series
    Poster filing series (Library of Congress) | Bill Graham collection of psychedelic posters (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    ca. 50,000 prints (posters) : some b&w, most color; various sizes. | Collection includes posters notable for their designs. The bulk were issued in the United States, but artists in many other countries are also represented. Subjects and promotional goals vary widely, for example, advertising, health issues, musical performances, political activities, travel and transportation, and war. Some posters are by unidentified artists or are...
    • Date: 1840
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    Processing reserve filing series for photographs, prints, and drawings (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available ca. 3,000,000 pictures. | The images include photographs, prints, drawings, and other types of pictures not yet processed for routine public service or too fragile to serve without special arrangements. 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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    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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    Stereograph File filing series (Library of Congress)
    Stereo Collection (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    ca. 36,000 photographic prints on stereo cards : stereographs ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller. | The STEREO FOREIGN GEOG series has ca. 22,000 views of places, scenes, structures, and people outside of the United States and spanning the entire globe. Countries particularly well represented include Canada, China, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Philippines, Russia, and Switzerland....
    • Contributor: Rau, William Herman - Singley, L. (Benjamin Lloyd) - American Stereoscopic Company - H.C. White Co - International Stereograph Co. - Keystone View Company - Strohmeyer & Wyman - Underwood & Underwood
    • Date: 1860
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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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    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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    Chadbourne collection of Japanese prints (Library of Congress) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available 181 prints : woodcut, chiefly color. | Collection testifies to Japanese interest in Western dress, manners, and technology, emphasizing foreigners in Japan as well as imagined scenes in places outside Japan. Some depictions of foreign subject matter may be drawn from Western representations. Many portray national "types," including Americans, English, French, Dutch, Russians, and Chinese; their recreational, business, and military activities and their children...
    • Contributor: Andō, Hiroshige - Utagawa, Hiroshige - Utagawa, Kuniteru - Utagawa, Yoshikazu, Active - Utagawa, Yoshitoyo - Ikkei - Ochiai, Yoshiiku - Utagawa, Yoshitora, Active - Utagawa, Sadahide - Chadbourne, E. Crane (Emily Crane)
    • Date: 1801
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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