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Revisiting Rights-Free: Popular Graphic Art Prints

Posted by: Melissa Lindberg

This is one in a series of blog posts devoted to highlighting digitized content that has long been available on the Library’s web site and is worth revisiting. The Prints & Photographs Division holds tens of thousands of popular graphic art prints showing every subject imaginable, from military battles to sentimental vignettes, from expansive city …

Collecting cards with pictures of events in ballooning history from 1795 to 1846. Chromolithographic prints by Romanet & cie., imp., between 1890 and 1900. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.02561

Taking Flight with the Tissandier Collection: Exploring Early Aviation in Pictures

Posted by: Melissa Lindberg

The value of providing online access to collection material has never been more apparent than during this challenging time. Opportunities for remote learning and vicarious experience are in high demand, and while we are doubling down on our efforts to digitize more materials all the time, we also want to take the opportunity to highlight …

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Camilo J. Vergara’s Photographs of African American Communities in America’s Cities

Posted by: Melissa Lindberg

My images throughout time give glimpses into poverty, segregation, and perseverance in cities throughout America during the past half century. They are part of an evolving historical record, contributing stories of resilience and pride … Camilo J. Vergara has been photographing low-income, racially segregated neighborhoods in American cities since the 1970s. Earlier this year, the …

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Strolling Through a World of Flowers

Posted by: Melissa Lindberg

Spring has arrived. While some of us may have an opportunity to carefully step outside and view blossoms in our own neighborhood, others may not. Wherever you are, you can take a virtual stroll among the shoots and blossoms planted among the collections of the Prints & Photographs Division. Many images of gardens can be …

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Catching the Spirit of Baseball’s Opening Day

Posted by: Melissa Lindberg

The following is a guest post by Hanna Soltys, Reference Librarian, Prints & Photographs Division. The post was written with the help of Sara W. Duke, Curator of Popular and Applied Graphic Art.   While professional baseball’s Opening Day will take place at a later date, the spirit and excitement of the day still live …

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Cherry Blossoms Available in Print and Online

Posted by: Melissa Lindberg

Every year Washingtonians are treated to a feast for the eyes as ornamental cherry trees bloom across the city, most prominently by the Tidal Basin. As cherry blossom season approaches, we would like to share information about two related resources that we hope will offer some inspiration for those near and far: a selected set …

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Behind the Scenes: Bringing Pictures to the Public

Posted by: Melissa Lindberg

Below is an interview with Jon Eaker, Reference Librarian in the Prints & Photographs Division at the Library of Congress. Melissa: Thanks for agreeing to an interview, Jon. Can you fill us in on your background, and what led you to become a reference librarian here in the Prints & Photographs Division? Jon:  Well, I’ve …