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Virtually “Inside Adams” Background Images

This post is brought to you by the Inside Adams blogging team of Nate Smith, Jennifer Harbster, and Ellen Terrell.

In our last post we featured laboratory themed images from the Carol M. Highsmith Archive for those looking for fun background images for video conferencing.  But the Library has a huge collection of images that could be used, so why not offer a few more? And because Inside Adams has made it a point to feature the Adams Building, this seemed like an opportunity to present some images from inside (or outside) Adams. Just click on the images below to go to the record for downloading and follow your conference tool’s instructions.

Exterior view. South doors (Independence Avenue) with a sculpted bronze male figure representing physical labor and a female figure representing intellectual labor. Library of Congress John Adams Building. Carol Highsmith. //www.loc.gov/item/2007687095/

South Reading Room, with murals by Ezra Winter. Library of Congress John Adams Building. Carol Highsmith. //www.loc.gov/item/2007687090/

North Reading Room, west wall. Detail of mural by Ezra Winter illustrating the characters in the Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. Library of Congress John Adams Building. Carol Highsmith. //www.loc.gov/item/2007687083/

Exterior view. Door detail, east entrance. Odin and Quetzalcoatl, sculpted bronze figures by Lee Lawrie. Library of Congress John Adams Building. Carol Highsmith.
//www.loc.gov/item/2007687080/

Exterior view. Door detail, east entrance. Ogma and Sequoyah, sculpted bronze figures by Lee Lawrie. Library of Congress John Adams Building. Carol Highsmith. //www.loc.gov/item/2007687079/

If these are aren’t what you want or you are looking for something different, you can search the Library’s home page or look at free to use image sets on various themes the Library has already curated on cherry blossoms, travel posters, bicycles, bridges, roadside America, and WPA posters. Oh, and this being a library, there is, of course, one with cats.

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One Comment

  1. Fay Menacker
    May 22, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    Jennifer,
    Thank you for this blog. This is so nice to see! I really miss seeing all of this in person. Hope you are doing well.
    Best regards,
    –Fay

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