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President Dwight D. Eisenhower (center), his son Major John Eisenhower and his wife Barbara Eisenhower wave goodbye as they get on Air Force One to leave Hawaii. Photo by Thomas O'Halloran, June 1960. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.83216

Explore Newly Digitized Images

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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!

The great seal of California executed in beans. Agricultural Building. Louisiana Purchase Exposition. Photo copyrighted by C.H. Graves, 1904. https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/stereo.1s47527
Southeast view of factories on the Brandywine. Drawing by John Rubens Smith, between 1814 and 1844. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.86714
Thank you healthcare workers. COVID-19: American Experiences photograph collection. Photo by Eli Christman, April 13, 2020. https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppbd.01499
San Francisco ruins from Sutter St., showing First National Bank Bldg., April 1906. Photo copyrighted by E.W. Kelley, 1906. https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/stereo.1s48671
Woman sewing a fifty star American flag on a sewing machine, with two other people looking at flags on table behind her, at the Copeland Company 215 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia. Photo by John T. Bledsoe, June 28, 1960. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.83223
Hook guest house, Siesta Key, Florida. Bird’s-eye view. Rendering. Drawing by Paul M. Rudolph, 1952. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.03523
Creation is everything you do. Make something. — Ntozake Shange. © Printed ephemera material by Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr., between 2005 and 2022. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.84220
The National Woman’s Party Conference, Seneca Falls, N.Y. Photo, July 21, 1923. https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.87101

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  1. A great way to show of the depth and breadth of the collections and to encourage people to come back for more.

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