Picturing Legislators of the Past: A New Guide

With the many new faces on Capitol Hill this month as the 114th Congress gets underway, it’s an apt time to revisit the faces and activities of members of Congress of yesteryear. A new guide, “Pictures of Congress: An Overview,” helps researchers do just that. Although the Prints & Photographs Division generally does not receive […]

A Scanning Initiative: Harris & Ewing Collection

It’s easy to relate to the first three words in the original caption for this photograph from the Harris & Ewing Collection: Initiative needed here. Whether it’s capturing a larger-than-life subject like the Capitol police officer below, or tackling the scanning and cataloging of thousands of fragile glass negatives, we can all agree that initiative […]

Ann Rosener, Documenting the Home Front

A new biographical essay about photographer Ann Rosener (1914-2012) sheds light on her wartime work as she focused on the contributions of women workers and other aspects of the World War II home front. In the early 1940s Rosener documented preparations for war and home front activities for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) by contributing […]

World Series Pictures in Play

Fans of the photos we share through the Library of Congress Flickr account have expressed interest recently in the Bain News Service’s coverage of the 1914 World Series which appear in our photostream. It certainly is timely as the World Series starts tonight pitting the St. Louis Cardinals against the Texas Rangers in a best-of-seven […]


The Picture This blog invites you to share our love of pictures and the stories they can tell. You’ll see special images that caught our eye and also learn about entire collections as we explore the vast holdings of the Prints and Photographs Division at the Library of Congress—more than 14.5 million photos, posters, cartoons, […]