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This old, abandoned, yet handsome wooden grain elevator stands outside the small central Montana town of Cut Bank. Photo by Carol M. Highsmith, 2022 Sept. 2. https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/highsm.71409

The West and Midwest: Newly Added Photos from Carol M. Highsmith

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Contemporary photographer Carol M. Highsmith’s decades-long project to document the entire United States sent her touring the Midwest and West during the last few years. Some of the states Highsmith photographed are: Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Nebraska, and both North and South Dakota. Thousands of those photos are now available in the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog, so you too can enjoy the spectacular landscapes and built enivironment through photos like the ones below:

The historic University Hall, the classic administration building at the University of Montana’s flagship campus in Missoula, the second-largest city in the western U.S. state. Photo by Carol M. Highsmith, 2022 Aug. 28. https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/highsm.71216
A vintage passenger car below the Golden Spike Observation Tower overlooking Bailey Yards, as of 2022 the world’s largest train classification yard, of the Union Pacific Railroad in North Platte in southwest Nebraska. Photo by Carol M. Highsmith, 2021 Dec. 31. https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/highsm.69770
The Carnegie Center, a former historic public library in Minot (pronounced MINE-ott), the principal city in north-central North Dakota. Photo by Carol M. Highsmith, 2021 Nov. 27. https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/highsm.69064
Dusk shot of Reno, a northern Nevada city that would be the state’s gambling capital were it not for the worldwide mega-attraction that is Las Vegas, 439 miles to the south in the state. Photo by Carol M. Highsmith, 2022 Jan. 19. https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/highsm.70253
The Perrine Bridge in Twin Falls, the seat of a southern Idaho county of the same two-word name. Photo by Carol M. Highsmith, 2022 Oct. 6. https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/highsm.71860
The old Franklin Hotel in Deadwood, a legendary Wild West-era town in the Black Hills of western South Dakota. Photo by Carol M. Highsmith, 2021 Dec. 9. https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/highsm.69256
One of a seemingly endless array of dramatic scenes in Utah’s Zion National Park — one of the state’s “Mighty Five” national parks. Photo by Carol M. Highsmith, 2022 Jan. 15. https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/highsm.70100

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