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Rainy Days

Posted by: Melissa Lindberg

As one might expect given the season, April has arrived in the nation’s capital with substantial rain showers. Inspired by what I see outside and curious to see what kinds of rainy weather images I could find in the collections, I searched the online catalog. There is no shortage of D.C.-based photographs in the collections. …

Posters Working Together

Posted by: Jan Grenci

I love to keep an eye out for photos from the P&P collections that show posters being displayed. I then search the poster collection to see if we have a copy of the actual poster. Here are some of the better examples from the World War II era. A 1942 poster by Jean Carlu, produced …

Birds-eye view of orange groves, with shadow of mountains just visible in the background.

Pining for Citrus

Posted by: Melissa Lindberg

It’s usually right about this time of year when I start pining for warmer weather and fresh, local fruit. This may have something to do with my California roots. My family always had fruit trees, including varieties of orange, such as the one you see below. There were only a few months out of the …

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 …

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. …

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.

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.

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.

Late 19th-Century Fall Fashions

Posted by: Kristi Finefield

See chromolithographic illustrations of fashion designs for men, women and children through advertisements produced by dressmakers and tailoring companies from the 1880s and 1890s.