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Image shows cased daguerreotype. Red velvet visible on inside of case, and portrait of Christiana Williams Freeman visible in image on right side, inside gold frame.

Ready for Research: Three Photography Archives

Posted by: Melissa Lindberg

The following is a guest post by Helena Zinkham, Chief, Prints & Photographs Division. The extensive photography archives of Ralph Ellison, Robert McNeill, and Bob Adelman are now ready for your attention! We also offer you a new and detailed finding aid to the Tobacco Cards from the Benjamin K. Edwards Collection and more rights-free …

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.

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.

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Ready for Research: Mission Gráfica/La Raza Collection

Posted by: Melissa Lindberg

The following guest post is by Maggie McCready, Archivist in the Prints & Photographs Division. A collection of nearly 1,200 prints and posters by 265 different artists is now online at the Library of Congress.  This artwork represents 40 years’ worth of culture, printmaking, and protest based in the San Francisco Bay area. Let me …

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50 Years Later: How Photographs Influenced a Career

Posted by: Melissa Lindberg

In the following guest post, Prints & Photographs Division Senior Cataloging Specialist Kara Chittenden interviews National Public Radio reporter Joseph Shapiro. Joseph Shapiro is an investigative reporter for National Public Radio. When he was a teenager living in Washington, D.C., he was intrigued by the photographs in the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Photograph …

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Ready for Research: Dietrich Hecht collection of Bilderbogen

Posted by: Melissa Lindberg

The following is a guest post by Technical Services Technician Michelle An, with contributions from Technical Services Technician Jenni Orme and Curator of Popular and Applied Graphic Art Sara Duke. All authors work in the Prints & Photographs Division. With 6,000 items, the Dietrich Hecht collection of Bilderbogen (picture sheets) provides a robust cross section …

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Exploring Fan Art Past and Present

Posted by: Melissa Lindberg

Please join us on Thursday, June 2 for a fantastic presentation by Prints & Photographs Division archivist Maggie McCready exploring fan art. Wondering what fan art is? Maggie has you covered, with an overview of the form and its history. She will showcase historical examples of Pre-Raphaelite artists’ visual explorations of Shakespeare, as well as …

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Washington, D.C. Jewal Mazique [i.e. Jewel], worker at the Library of Congress, getting a late snack. Photo by John Collier, Jr., 1942. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8d20264

Behind the Scenes: Reflecting on a Career While Continuing to Explore the Collections

Posted by: Melissa Lindberg

The following is an interview with Barbara Orbach Natanson, former Head of the Prints & Photographs Reading Room. Melissa: Can you tell us about your background, and what roles you played at the Library of Congress before you retired this past December? Barbara: I first came to the Library of Congress in 1980 to do …

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Celebrating the 110th Anniversary of the Cherry Blossom Gift and U.S.-Japan Friendship

Posted by: Melissa Lindberg

The following is a guest post by Mari Nakahara, Curator of Architecture, Design, and Engineering, and Katherine Blood, Curator of Fine Prints, Prints & Photographs Division. The year 2022 marks the 110th anniversary of the gift of 3,000 cherry trees from the city of Tokyo to Washington, D.C. in 1912, an enduring symbol of the …