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Collection and subject overviews provide tips for locating images in the Prints & Photographs Division collections and context that may help in understanding what is found. Overviews are gradually being converted to Library of Congress Research Guides and are listed on the Prints & Photographs section of the Research Guides site as well as in the more comprehensive listing below. Thematic lists of images on popularly requested topics are also available.

Collection Overviews

A - B

High school, Damascus] / Sebah & Joaillier, Phot., Constantinople. LC-USZ62-81269
Composing room of the Planet newspaper, Richmond, Virginia.  LC-USZ62-99054
Brest. Red Cross workers, Mrs. J.S. Lewis (left) and Mrs. E.B. Lutz (right) giving Red Cross pajamas, underwear and comfort bags to American soldiers boarding the boat for home
Entrance to Manzanar, Manzanar Relocation Center / photograph by Ansel Adams. LC-DIG-ppprs-00286
Mt. Jezreel Baptist Church, 5th and E Sts., S.E., Washington, D.C. LC-USZ62-131820
Day's Mission, Liberia, LC-USZ62-113547
Two policemen arresting a striker in Express strike, New York City, LC-USZ62-116722
Reems Creek Pottery, LC-USZ62-49845
Brinker, LOT 13163-28, no. 14
Portrait of C. M. Bell. Photo by C. M. Bell Studio,
Clara L. Kellogg, LC-BH82-4694 C

C - E

Daughters of Desperation, drawing by Charlotte Harding, LC-DIG-cai-2a13157
Golden Ball Tavern (Dinwiddie Co.), Petersburg, (Blandfield) Virginia, LC-USZ62-99290
The Opinga boy, LC-USZ62-106365
A globe to live on!, LC-USZ62-21235
Caricature curiosity, LC-USZC2-622
Petersburg, Va. Group of Company B, U.S. Engineer Battalion; wagons in background, LC-DIG-cwpb-04104
Noboru Yamataka, artist. Samurai House in Autumn
Vash Gon--Jicarilla, LC-USZC4-8803
Unidentified woman and girl, LC-USZC4-10114
Niagara, Horseshoe Fall from Goat Island, LOT 12006, p. 34
Statue of Liberty, New York, N.Y., LC-D43-T01-15232

F - G

Destitute pea pickers in California. Mother of seven children. Age thirty-two. Nipomo, California, LC-USF34-009058-C
Camp of the 4th Dragoons, convivial party, French & English, LC-USZC4-9355
Mabel Dwight, artist. Silence. LC-USZ62-97154
Portrait of Nakayama Tomisaburō, LC-USZC4-8439
Victoria Station, London, LC-USZC4-4350
In softly gaudy colors, Chinatown, San Francisco,  LC-G403-T01-0185-B
St. Joseph's Auditorium, Ronkonkoma, Long Island, New York. Interior, LC-G612-T-57109
The Cow Boy, LC-DIG-ppmsc-02638

H - L

Songbird of the South has lunch at the Capitol. Washington, D.C., Feb. 15
Carol Highsmith, photographer. The (2003) Walt Disney Music Hall... Los Angeles
St. Michael's Cathedral, Lincoln Street, Sitka, Sitka Division, AK, HABS AK-1, sheet 2
Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company. Pictures made at Woodward & Lothrop store of girls using the phone for the Transmitter magazine III. LC-H814-T-2326-007
Two unidentified women being photographed, ca. 1890. LC-DIG-ppmsc-04883
Digger Indian family before adobe building. 	LC-USZ62-53894
Balthazar Korab, photographer. Bacardi Office Building (Mies van der Rohe, architect), Mexico City, Mexico. 1961, LC-DIG-ds-11543
Placer Mining--Columbia,Tuolumne County - the hoisting wheel of the Daley Claim, LC-USZ62-27115
Portrait of Olympia Snowe, Republican senator from Maine, who selected 'E-Rate' of 2005 as her key legislative achievement.
Placer Mining--Columbia,Tuolumne County - the hoisting wheel of the Daley Claim, LC-USZ62-27115
Unidentified soldier in Union uniform with bayoneted musket in front of American flag
Cajun fiddler, Louisiana, LC-USZ61-2012
Woman holding coffee pot...Park Forest, Illinois, LC-USZ62-132141
Clare Boothe Luce, LC-USZ62-120549
World War II sketchbooks from the Victor A. Lundy Archive

M - O

The Donut Hole, La Puente, California. Photo by John Margolies, 1991.
Wady Shaib Es-Salt, Amman, etc. Christian Bedouin girl of Es-Salt, sitting in doorway, sewing, LC-DIG-matpc-02737
Girl in Cherryville Mill. Location: Cherryville, North Carolina, LC-DIG-nclc-01357
Two photographers taking each others' picture with hand-held cameras while perched on roof, LC-USZ62-97707
Female employees of Woolworth's holding sign indicating they are striking for a 40 hour work week, LC-USZ62-124545

P - R

Photograph of San Francisco in ruins from Lawrence Captive Airship, 2000 feet above San Francisco Bay overlooking water front. Sunset over Golden [Gat]e, LOT 5785, no. 15
Sibyll. Chiaroscuro woodcut by Bartolomeo Coriolano - LC-DIG-ppmsca-18727
C & O Canal and Wisconsin Avenue Bridge, Georgetown, Washington, D.C., LC-USZ62-88400
Grand national union banner for 1864. Liberty, union and victory, 	LC-DIG-ppmsca-17562
The Poster--an illustrated monthly chronicle now ready, LC-USZC4-6647
The Sandow Trocadero Vaudevilles, LC-USZC4-6075
Alfred Roller, artist. Und Ihr? Zeichnet 7. Kriegsanleihe - LC-USZC4-12195
Frank S. Nicholson, artist. See America. LC-USZC2-831
Sisterhood is blooming. Springtime will never be the same, POS 6 - U.S., no. 989 (C size)
Vid na monastyr' ot Svietlitsy. [Monastyria Pr. Nila Stolbenskago, ozero Seliger], LC-DIG-ppmsc-03973
Anne Rogovin, unidentified man with tattoos, and Milton Rogovin, full-length portrait, standing, facing front

S - Z

Pike County Court House, Pittsfield, Illinois, 1894-1895, LC-S35-TP8-2
CHIM with Leicas.
The horse wrangler by Erwin E. Smith, 1910, LC-DIG-ppmsca-07350
Woman in dressing room, LC-USZ62-85967
Le tricolore, LC-DIG-ppmsca-02486
Cotton production. Part 3, pl. 1, no. 2)
School integration. Barnard School, Washington, D.C., LC-DIG-ppmsca-03119
Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald, LC-USZ62-118965
Former Hollingshead Chemical, Camden. Photo by Camilo José Vergara, 2004
View of Estufa Ruin, Ca�on de Chelle
Pack train outside the Damascus Gate, Jerusalem. LC-DIG-ppmsca-18417-00008 (digital file from original on page 15, no. 8).
Four men carrying sedan chair (China), LC-W7-881
First flight, 120 feet in 12 seconds, 10:35 a.m.; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, LC-DIG-ppprs-00626

Subject/Format Overviews

Album Cover for WPA-Federal Art Project photographs of Pennsylvania coal miners and coal mining communities. Photographs by Jack Delano. 1939. LC-DIG-ppmsca-23267
Hy Mayer, artist. The awakening. 1915. Illustration in Puck, 77: 14-15 (1915 February 20), LC-DIG-ds-12369
Architectural drawing for an automobile objective for Gordon Strong, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Montgomery County, Maryland. Perspective rendering by Frank Lloyd Wright, 1925. LC-DIG-ds-10423
Citadel rock, Green River Valley - photo by Andrew J. Russell,
Edmund  Duffy, artist.  Seventy years a'growing  LC-USZ6-761
Breckinridge Long residence, 1918
Representative Martha Griffiths, Washington, D.C. Photo by Warren K. Leffler, 1970 August 12.
In the Perfect Eat Shop, a restaurant on 47th Street near South Park, owned by Mr. E. Norris (Negro). Chicago, Illinois
Tiberias, from the South, photo by Francis Frith,
Richard Morris Hunt
Harper's Weekly cover
Marc Ferrez, photographer. Pont de Sylvestre. Between 1890 and 1900. LC-DIG-ppmsca-69285
Carol M. Highsmith, photographer. Great Hall. View from the second floor west corridor, LC-DIG-highsm-01968
Tunis. Mosqu�e Sidi-ben-Ziaa,  LC-DIG-ppmsca-04748
Sixteenth National Exhibition of Prints at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., LC-DIG-ppmsca-65148
Zuni Indian bead worker drilling holes in beads, LC-DIG-ppmsca-52254
Zuni Indian bead worker drilling holes in beads, LC-DIG-ppmsca-52254
Posada en su Taller or Homenje a José Guadalupe Posada - LC-USZ62-98850
Eiffel Tower and Fountain Coutan, Paris Exposition, 1889, LC-USZ62-102634
Photographic print processes
Sam Houston, Senator from Texas. Photo by Julian Vannerson, 1859. In McClees' Gallery of Photographic Portraits of the Senators, Representatives & Delegates
White Island Light, Isles of Shoals, N.H.
C.N.T.-F.A.I. 19 julio 1936 Poster by Toni Vidal, 1937
For travel anywhere, everywhere - book through Burnes, Philip & Co. Ltd. Poster by Walter Jardine. LC-USZC4-13607
Breckinridge Long residence, 1918
Charlotte Brooks
Jeannette Poirier looking at photographs in file cabinet drawer at the Washington office of the Overseas Branch of the U.S. Office of War information, LC-DIG-ppmsca-03084
U.S. return of Washington, D.C., soldiers
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