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Exhibition Not an Ostrich: & Other Images from America's Library

Exhibition Items

Icons

  • Robert Cornelius. [Self-portrait: believed to be the earliest extant American portrait photo]. [October or November], 1839. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (42.00.00)
  • Nicholas H. Shepherd. [Abraham Lincoln, Congressman-elect from Illinois. Three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing front]. [Springfield, Illinois, 1846 or 1847]. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (33.00.00)
  • Lewis E. (Lewis Emory) Walker. Hon. Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States. E. & H.T. Anthony: [Washington, D.C.: E. & H.T. Anthony], February 1865. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (34.00.00)
  • Benjamin F. Powelson. [Portrait of Harriet Tubman]. [Auburn, New York]: 1868 or 1869. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, and the National Museum of African American History & Culture. (35.00.00)
  • Dorothea Lange. Migrant Mother. Destitute pea pickers in California. Mother of seven children. Age thirty-two. Nipomo, California. March 1936. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (36.00.00)
  • Gordon Parks. American Gothic. Washington, D.C. government charwoman, 1942. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (37.00.00)
  • John T. Daniels and Wilbur and Orville Wright. First flight, December 17, 1903 [First flight, 120 feet in 12 seconds, 10:35 a.m.; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina].  December 17, 1903. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (38.00.00)
  • Murray Becker. Hindenburg disaster, 1937. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (39.00.00) © Murray Becker/Associated Press
  • William Dinwiddie. [Colonel Roosevelt and his Rough Riders at the top of the hill which they captured, Battle of San Juan], 1898. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (40.00.00)
  • John Paul Filo. Kent State, May 4, 1970. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (38.00.00) © John Paul Filo/Nalley Daily

Photographers

  • Danny Lyon.  Cambridge, Maryland. Clifford Vaughs, a SNCC photographer is arrested,1964.  Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (45.00.00) © Danny Lyon/Magnum Photos
  • Oscar Graubner. [Margaret Bourke-White atop the Chrysler Building], ca. 1930. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (46.00.00) © Oscar Graubner/Getty Images/TIME Life Collection
  • Kolb Bros. Arizona. Grand Canyon, photographer suspended on climber's rope, 1908. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (47.00.00)
  • Gerhard Sisters. Geronimo [famous Apache warrior Geronimo, photographed during the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, Mo., in 1904. The close-up view of his left eye reveals a reflection of the photographer], ca. 1904. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • A.B. Phelan. Reclining man looming over New York City subway station, ca. 1910. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

Arts, Sports, Leisure

  • Jim Hansen. [Actress Lisa Ferraday lounging on the beach with Mickey Spillane, beauty contest judge, at the Sun Fun Festival, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina], [1953]. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (01.00.00)
  • Dan Esgro. Lewitzky, between 1976 and 1979. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (02.00.00)
  • Bain News Service. Duke P. Kahanamoku, between ca. 1910 and 1915. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (03.00.00)
  • Charles Reed. Weishaar Winner 100 mi. race, Norton, Kan. Oct. 22, 14. Time 2 hr. 1 1/2 min. World record, ca. October 27, 1914. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (04.00.00)
  • Acme Photographs.King of the turf Thundering home three lengths ahead of War Admiral, his arch rival, Seabiscuit, captured the mythical championship of the American turf, in their nerve-tingling match race at Pimlico track, Maryland.” December 17, 1938. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (05.00.00) © ACME/Getty lmages/Bettmann Collection
  • [Alexander Graham Bell (right) and his assistants observing the progress of one of his tetrahedral kites]. July 7, 1908. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (06.00.00)
  • Sharon Farmer. Beatrice Fergerson—with hula hoop around her waist, 1990. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (07.00.00) © Sharon Farmer
  • Ernest C. Withers. Tina Turner and one of the Ikettes performing at Club Paradise, Memphis, 1962. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. © Ernest C. Withers Family Trust, Courtesy of Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles
  • Bernard Gotfryd. Jim Henson, full-length portrait, seated, surrounded by his Muppets, 1971. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Melissa Ann Pinney. Team Evanston, 2006. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Lucien Aigner. Lorin Maazel, prodigy conductor, 1939. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

Panoramas

  • M. F. (Miles F.) Weaver. Balboa Bathing Parade, 1925. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (43.00.00)
  • Irving Underhill. New York & bridges from Brooklyn, ca. 1913. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (44.00.00)

Social, Political, & Religious Life

  • Abel & Company. New York City book campaign, 1919. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (69.00.00)
  • Stephen Dupont. Sgt. Ingels, John A. Line Sgt Mortar Section, "Death Dealers", "The Old Man," 2009. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (70.00.00)
  • K. T. (Katherine Taylor) Dodge. Devils dance [i.e. Devil Dancers], 1899. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (72.00.00)
  • R.P. Slater. Niagara Movement founders, 1905.Founding members of the Niagara Movement superimposed over an image showing Niagara Falls in the background; (l. to r.) front row, Henry L. Baily of Washington, D.C., Clement G. Morgan of Massachusetts, W.H.H. Hart of Washington, D.C., and B.S. Smith of Kansas; middle row, Frederick L. McGhee of Minnesota, Norris Bumstead Herndon, son of Alonzo Herndon, J. Max Barber of Illinois, W.E.B. Du Bois of Atlanta, Georgia, and Robert Bonner of Massachusetts; back row, H.A. Thompson of New York, Alonzo F. Herndon of Georgia, John Hope of Georgia, and an unidentified man, possibly James R.L. Diggs.  Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Russell Lee. Los Angeles, California. The evacuation of the Japanese-Americans from West Coast areas under U.S. Army war emergency order. Waiting at the old Santa Fe station for the train, which will take them to Owens Valley, April 1942. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Underwood & Underwood. Western Bonus Army lays siege to Capitol, spend night on plaza lawns, July 13, 1932. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Don Sturkey. “School dilemma Charlotte, N.C.: Youths taunt Dorothy Geraldine Counts, 15, as the Negro girl walks to enroll at the previously all-white Harding High School here, September 4th. Leaving the school, she was pelted with trash, small sticks, and pebbles, September 4, 1957. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Mole & Thomas. “Sincerely yours, Woodrow Wilson 21,000 officers and men, Camp Sherman, Chillicothe, Ohio, Brig. Gen. Mathew C. Smith, commanding,” 1918. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Susana Raab. A Chicken in Love, Athens, Ohio [a couple dressed for Halloween sitting at a Wendy's fast food restaurant], 2006. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

Detroit Publishing Co.

  • Detroit Publishing Co. Horseshoe Falls from the Canadian side, ca. 1900. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (29.00.00)
  • Detroit Photographic Co. Interior of the pottery, Biloxi, Miss., 1901. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (30.00.00)
  • Detroit Publishing Co. A Mississippi River landing. African American men loading cargo from horse-drawn wagon onto Belle of the Bends steamboat on the Mississippi River at Memphis, Tennessee; Belle of Calhoun is docked behind it, 1906. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (31.00.00)
  • William Henry Jackson. Glacier Point and South Dome, Yosemite Valley, Cal. Detroit Photographic Co, 1898. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • William Henry Jackson. Balanced Rock, Garden of the Gods, Colorado. Detroit Publishing Co., 1908. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Detroit Publishing Co. Umbrella Rock on Point Lookout, Lookout Mountain, 1902. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Detroit Publishing Co. Trinity Church New York, ca. 1901. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Detroit Photographic Co. “A Monday washing, New York,” 1898. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

Carol M. Highsmith

  • Carol M. Highsmith. Gator Alert in the Atachafalaya Swamp, Henderson, Louisiana, June 15, 2014. Carol M. Highsmith's America, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (26.00.00)
  • Carol M. Highsmith. Irish mannequin in a store window during Mardi Gras New Orleans, Louisiana, January 6, 2008. Carol M. Highsmith's America, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (27.00.00)
  • Carol M. Highsmith. Casino Boat on the Mississippi River, Natchez, Mississippi, October 9, 2008. Carol M. Highsmith's America, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (28.00.00)

Portraits

  • [Head-and-shoulders portrait of an unidentified man, possibly American Indian, possibly Choctaw], ca. 1850s. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (48.00.00)
  • S. [Samuel] Masury. Frances L. Clalin, 4 mo. heavy artillery, Co. I 13 mo., Cavalry Co. A. 22 months, ca. 1866. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (49.00.00)
  • [Liliuokalani, the last sovereign of the Kamehameha dynasty that ruled the Hawaiian kingdom], ca. 1891. Notation on recto: "To the Hon. Josephus Daniels, Secretary of the Navy, from Liliuokalani, Hawaii, October 1916.” Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (50.00.00)
  • [Man carrying sticks and walking with little girl in field of wild flowers], between 1890 and 1910.  Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (51.00.00)
  • Doris Ulmann. Maum Duck (Mrs. Doctor), South Carolina, between ca. 1929 and 1931. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (52.00.00)
  • Laura Gilpin. Mrs. Francis Nakai (Navajo), New Mexico, 1932. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (53.00.00)
  • Stanley Kubrick. Bodybuilder Gene Jantzen with wife Pat, and eleven-month-old son Kent, June 2, 1947. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (54.00.00)
  • Toni Frissell. [Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy and John Kennedy talking at their wedding reception, Newport, Rhode Island], September 12 1953. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (55.00.00)
  • Nicholas Nixon. Joey Brandon (also known as Joey Cloyd) with his parents, Everett and Zana Cloyd, Boston, 1987. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (56.00.00)
  • Dawoud Bey. Fred Stewart and Tyler Collins, 2012. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (57.00.00)
  • Will Wilson. Eric Garcia Lopez, CIPX SFAI [i.e. Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange, Santa Fe Art Institute], 2021. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (58.00.00)
  • Chief Crane, Potawatomi, holding tomahawk and unidentified Native American man in delegation to Washington, D.C., between 1855 and 1865. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (59.00.00)
  • Brünnhilde [tabby cat wears a winged helmet], 1936. Adolph E. Weidhaas, 1936.Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (60.00.00)
  • Dorothea Lange. Farm child. Family now settled on the Bosque Farms project (an agricultural resettlement project for Dust Bowl refugees), New Mexico December 1935. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

Camilo José Vergara

  • Camilo J. Vergara. 65 East 125th St., Harlem, 1977–2017. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (28.00.00)

Built Environment

  • Růžička. Entrance to Pennsylvania Station N.Y., ca. 1930. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (08.00.00)
  • Matthew Pillsbury. Zero hour, Mojave Desert, Sunday, November 20th, 2005, 7 pm [event to launch the Microsoft game and entertainment system, Xbox 360, in the Mojave Desert near Palmdale, California], 2005. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (09.00.00)
  • Edward S. Curtis. Inuit hut and family, ca. 1899. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (10.00.00)
  • Laura Gilpin. Indian bake ovens, 1926. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (11.00.00)
  • Jamey Stillings. [Evolution of Ivanpah Solar]. #8502 [construction of Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in the Mojave Desert, California], October 27, 2012. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (12.00.00)
  • A. C. (Adam Clark) Vroman. From main floor, Cong’l. Library [grand staircase and bronze statue of female figure on newel post holding a torch of electric light in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress], 1900. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (13.00.00)

Science & Buisness

  • Harriman Alaska Expedition: Chronicles and Souvenirs, May to August 1899 . Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (61.00.00)
  • Detroit Photographic Co. Mississippi cotton gin at Dahomey, Mississippi, 1899.  Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (62.00.00)
  • Underwood & Underwood. “Where fortunes are made and lost overnight.” This is the famous oil town of Burkburnett, Texas. Beneath its surface lies one of the world's richest oil deposits. A forest of oil derricks that are all in operation, can be seen in every direction from the station in the foreground, 1920. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (63.00.00)
  • Stanley Kubrick. Men examining cushion and box springs at furniture convention (Look assignment: “Furniture Convention”), 1950. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (64.00.00)
  • Michael A. Vaccaro. Fashion model in front of Guggenheim Museum, New York, wearing hat that resembles the museum (Look assignment: “For Women Only—Architectural Hats”), 1960.  Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (65.00.00) © Tony Vaccaro Studio and the Monroe Gallery of Photography
  • Paul Fusco. Farm worker picking grapes in California (Look assignment: “Cesar Chavez”), 1966. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (66.00.00)
  • Phillip Harrington. Woman looking through transparent globe lamp at Ingo Maurer bulb (Look assignment: “See Through Gadgets”), 1970. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (67.00.00) © Phillip A. Harrington Estate
  • Not an ostrich—but the oddly plumed "Floradora Goose" displayed at the poultry show A rare goose, decorated with fluffy un-gooselike feathers, being held by Miss Isla Bevan at the 41st annual Poultry Show at Madison Square Garden, 1930. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (68.00.00)
  • Platt Brothers. A Perilous Ride [a man riding a bicycle down the steps of the U.S. Capitol as another man with a bicycle waits at the top], 1884. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Sigmund Krausz. “Nice feather dusters,” 1891. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • "Miss America receives a permanent wave." Quaker Photo Service (Philadelphia), October 14, 1926. Prints and Photographs Division
  • [Occupational portrait of a woman working at a sewing machine], ca. 1853.Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress