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 you keep an eye on our progress–a link to view our most recently digitized images!
Keep in mind, what you will find at that link will be a mix of images, old and new. Newly acquired born-digital works and artwork created in the 21st century will appear there, as well as scans of photos and drawings that have been in our collections for over one hundred years. You can get a feel for some of our ongoing work by browsing the pages. For example, we are systematically scanning our stereograph collection, most of which dates to the late 19th and early 20th centuries. We are also selectively scanning images from each year covered by the U.S. News & World Report Magazine Photograph Collection from 1952 to 1987.
And that’s just a taste of what you will find! Below, I’ll share some examples from the last few months, and encourage you to bookmark the link and keep checking back for new (and old) images to explore!
- View Newly Digitized Images!
- Explore the currently digitized stereographs in the Stereograph Collection.
- See photos submitted to the COVID-19: American Experiences Flickr community created by the Library of Congress. Some of the submitted photos have now been added to the Prints & Photographs Division’s collections.
- Look through the digitized images from the U.S. News & World Report Magazine Photograph Collection.