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Archive: December 2022 (2 Posts)

Photo of double rainbow taken over desert landscape in Arizona along historic Route 66.

Caught Our Eyes: Capturing Rainbows

Posted by: Melissa Lindberg

I recently came across this photograph when perusing some images from the Carol M. Highsmith Collection, and, hailing from the American West, I was cheered by its familiar landscape – not to mention the symmetry of the rainbow. As the title of the image indicates, the hint of a second rainbow is visible above the …

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

Ready for Research: Mission Gráfica/La Raza Collection

Posted by: Melissa Lindberg

The following guest post is by Maggie McCready, Archivist in the Prints & Photographs Division. A collection of nearly 1,200 prints and posters by 265 different artists is now online at the Library of Congress.  This artwork represents 40 years’ worth of culture, printmaking, and protest based in the San Francisco Bay area. Let me …