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Another Miracle on 34th Street

Posted by: Jan Grenci

My latest Flickr album features a building that was once the tallest in the world, the Empire State Building. I particularly enjoy this photo, taken in 1933 by Theodor Horydczak. It shows the skyscraper on July 4th, from Fifth Avenue and East 41st Street: Ever wonder what was at the site of the Empire State …

Two hikers climb down a steepslope in alpine landscape, with snow visible on distant peaks and valleys.

Take a Hike!

Posted by: Melissa Lindberg

For some, recreation is as much a part of holiday tradition as comfort food and relaxation. Explore images related to hiking in this blog post.

P&P Abroad | Eyes on Oslo, Then & Now

Posted by: Kate Fogle

On a recent trip to Norway’s capital, I kept my camera busy. History emanates from Oslo’s many sights, from its nearby stave church to its market squares, and a delight of my visit was considering the life of the city’s built landscape through images in the photographic holdings of the Prints & Photographs (P&P) Division. …

Stunning Sunsets

Posted by: Kristi Finefield

Take a tour through sunsets in different time periods and countries, as well as expressed using different media such as photography and painting, all from the collections of the Prints & Photographs Division.

Swanning About in a Boat

Posted by: Jan Grenci

At the 1898 Trans-Mississippi & International Exposition held in Omaha, Nebraska, visitors could take a ride on a lagoon on a swan boat. I included a stereograph showing the swan boat in my latest Flickr album Stereographs of Fairs and Expositions: I’ve found more swan boats from other places and times in the varied holdings …

Photo shows large red bard in background, with dozens of bright orange pumplins on green lawn in foreground.

Pumpkins in Pictures

Posted by: Melissa Lindberg

Every fall, as the weather begins to transition from hot and humid to cool and brisk, my mind turns to happy memories of comforting foods and trips to pumpkin patches from years past. View this post to explore some pumpkin imagery from the collections.

Not Enough Cats

Posted by: Jan Grenci

There is no question that Toni Frissell loved dogs. She often photographed her own dogs and also took photos of canines she met on her many photographic assignments. One of her dogs, an Italian greyhound named Bambi, is featured in this color test photo that is included in my latest Flickr album – Toni Frissell …

Three Cheers for Chess

Posted by: Kate Fogle

This Saturday, October 14, marks National Chess Day, an annual celebration of a storied game that has found its way into our psyches via multiple avenues, such as from TV’s “The Queen’s Gambit,” through technological innovations, or in depictions of the game as one for all walks of life. In 1979, U.S. News & World …

Finding Pictures: Presidential Pets

Posted by: Kristi Finefield

Dogs, cats, horses, and cows – as well as far more unusual animals – have called the White House and its grounds home over the last two centuries. Join me, Reference Specialist Kristi Finefield, for a visual tour of the menagerie of animals that have been Presidential pets on Wednesday, October 18th at 3pm EDT. …