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Archive: March 2017 (2 Posts)

Hallie Quinn Brown. Photo by F. S. Biddle, between 1875 and ca. 1888.

Portraits of Nineteenth Century African American Women Activists Newly Available Online

Posted by: Barbara Orbach Natanson

The following is a guest post by Beverly Brannan, Curator of Photography, Prints & Photographs Division. African American women as well as men assumed civic responsibilities in the decades after the Civil War. William Henry Richards (1856-1941) was active in several organizations that promoted civil rights and civil liberties for African Americans at the end …

Smiling woman dressed in outdoor winter clothes holds a large, old-style camera

Witness to History: Roger Fenton’s Photographs of the Crimean War

Posted by: Barbara Orbach Natanson

The Library’s documentary and photojournalism collections reflect just how regularly photographers in each generation have taken up the challenge of providing a visual record of noteworthy events and scenes of the everyday.  This is the first in a series of blog posts that consider major photojournalism and documentary photo collections in the Prints and Photographs …