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Archive: June 2023 (4 Posts)

Explore Newly Digitized Images

Posted by: Kristi Finefield

The staff of the Prints & Photographs Division are continuously working to provide easy access to our collections to as many people as possible. One of the ways we do that is by digitizing and adding new images to the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog. We have added an exciting new feature that will let …

Sailors look through the viewfinders of their handheld cameras near a group of people standing in St. Peter’s Square.

Vatican City, Israel, and Other New Additions to the David “Chim” Seymour Photograph Collection

Posted by: Melissa Lindberg

The following is a guest post by Adam Silvia, Curator of Photography in the Prints & Photographs Division. The Prints & Photographs Division is pleased to announce a gift of 173 additional photographs by the distinguished photojournalist David “Chim” Seymour. Donated to the Library of Congress by the photographer’s nephew, Ben Shneiderman, the pictures reflect …

When the Bench Breaks

Posted by: Jan Grenci

It’s the time of year to enjoy eating in the great outdoors! Last week, a Flickr album of images of picnics launched. I included a photo very similar to this one in the album: The photos were taken in August of 1940 by Marion Post Wolcott when she was working for the Farm Security Administration …

Photo shows three-quarter left rear view of Wright brothers glider in flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

Revisiting Rights-Free: Exploring the Wright Brothers Negatives

Posted by: Melissa Lindberg

For lovers of twentieth-century history in general and for aviation enthusiasts specifically, the Prints & Photographs Division’s collection of Wright Brothers Negatives provides a fascinating body of evidence for early developments in aviation technology. All of the images, ranging in date from 1897 to 1928, are digitized and readily available for viewing from anywhere. It …