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New Year Greetings from Photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston

Posted by: Kristi Finefield

“Greetings and Hearty Good Wishes for the New Year from Frances Benjamin Johnston” reads this combination business card, greeting card, and 1904 calendar from photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston. In 1904, Johnston was thirty years old, had a home photo studio in Washington, D.C., at 1332 V Street, and was already well-established in the capital city. …

Finding Pictures: In Celebration of National Arab American Heritage Month

Posted by: Kristi Finefield

April is National Arab American Heritage Month. Save an hour this Wednesday afternoon to get a peek into how the Prints & Photographs Division’s collections provide visual insight into the lives and accomplishments of Arab Americans. Sara W. Duke, Curator of Popular and Applied Graphic Art, will share a wide array of images related to …

Hats On For Easter

Posted by: Jan Grenci

The following is a guest post by Kate Fogle, Assistant Curator of Photography, Prints & Photographs Division. Bunnies and baskets. Two words heard often this time of year. With the Easter holiday nearly upon us, the consumer push to provide a bountiful Easter, even to the youngest of children, is felt by most parents I …

Smiling woman dressed in outdoor winter clothes holds a large, old-style camera

Ready for Research: Newsmaker Photos by Bernard Gotfryd

Posted by: Barbara Orbach Natanson

The following is a guest post by Anne Mitchell, Senior Cataloging Specialist, Prints and Photographs Division. Interested in news-worthy people and events from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s? Get ready to explore the work of photographer Bernard Gotfryd, who donated his work to the Library of Congress. Copyright restrictions ended in 2016. Now available online …